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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

31 Days - Gift Giving

I tend to be a bit very forgetful.  Sometimes, I forget what I'm doing in the middle of doing it.  I think I can blame the kids since being pregnant and raising children actually destroys brain cells.  I think.  I'm pretty sure I read an article about that one time, but I don't remember for sure.  But even if it hasn't been scientifically proven, I'm walking proof that it's true.

What was I getting at?

Oh yes!  Because I'm forgetful, I occasionally (or frequently) forget birthdays and other gift giving occasions until it's too late to buy a gift.  Yes, I know Walmart is open 24/7, but the closest one is 45 minutes from me and gas is...not cheap.

So here's my solution to the gift giving conundrum: a big plastic box. 

I fill it up with neutral or basic gifts that will work for most people plus a few gifts for different ages or genders.  When I need a gift in a pinch, I go "shopping" in my box.

When I see something for sale when I'm out shopping that would work for my gift box, I pick it up and add it to the box when I get home.  I also do the same thing with cards.

This method of gift giving saves money and time.  It saves money because I don't have to pay for gas to go buy a full price (remember, I try to buy things on sale) gift at the last minute and it saves time because I don't have to drive 45 minutes to buy something.  

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1 comment:

  1. That is a good idea! You could easily stick a file for cards in there as well (I seem to always be buying those last minute!).


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