Christmastime is often a huge budget buster with many Americans still paying for gifts 9 months later. Today we’ll be sharing ideas to save money on Christmas, whether it’s decorations, food, or gifts. Don’t forget to check the ideas submitted below.
Gifts for Classmates
At Christmastime ever since my second son started school, we make up little goodie bags to give out to my children’s classmates. With 3 kids in elementary school this year, this type of project can become expensive if I’m not careful.
Over the years, I’ve learned to keep an eye out all year for little “goodies” to put in the bags like playdough and pencils. I find these in the clearance section after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I’ve also had some success with Target’s dollar section and The Dollar Store.
I usually put 1 or 2 items in the bags, and then we put name tags on the outside of the bags. I have my children contribute to putting the bags together as much as possible. The only part I do myself besides buying the supplies is writing the name tags.
For the older grades like 7th and 8th grade, we’ve just handed out candy canes or holiday lollipops.
Ideas for Gifts
Valentine Gifts for School and Making Valentines for Preschool
Room Mom 101 - lots of ideas for all the holidays and everything in between
Martha Stewart’s Christmas Workshop
Do you put together gifts for your children’s classmates, and what are your favorite ideas?
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