I am a sucker for cheap. What can I say? I will buy the same thing, ten times if its cheap – instead of buying something of better quality for more money. What can I say? It’s not logical, but it’s my logic.
This year, I was planning to keep our gifting stunts to a minimum, but as I wrote out the list – it grew and grew, and eventually I had a nice long list of people I wanted to gift. “‘Tis the season!” I rationalized with myself. I wanted to gift nice things, but I also wouldn’t be against keeping us out of the hole this year either. And so it began: My effort to gift many people nice things, without breaking the bank.
For this basket, I cheated. In that, a lot of the things we already had on hand, from years prior. We are somewhat Christmas hoarders. Shiny, sparkly, pretty – we have it.
This basket is for a family with four kids – which made it hard, but possible!
1. We usually make an order for soaps this time of year. With free shipping, and mega sales online – I ordered a few extra for this purpose. This cost less than $2.
2. Window clings for $1.50
3. Pencils for $1
4. Basket – you guessed it! $1
5. I got these little jars for $1.50 each, and the candy inside came in a big pack for $2. I will put an even $2 on this set up.
6. I got these little snowman booklets about three years ago – and never got around to gifting them. They were a bit on the pricey side at $3 each.
7. Candles! Who doesn’t like candles! $2 for both
8. Candy canes!
The final product!
I also stuck a pack of peppermint tea in there, since the people we are gifting it to are big tea drinkers.
All in? We spent around $15. Considering there are 6 people getting gifts in that basket, I’d say it was a success!