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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