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Old 10-24-2005, 12:48 PM
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Frugal Christmas Gift

As most of you know that follow the "What Did You Do Frugal Today" or Crafts section, I make candles and created a scent I called "His Glory" about the coming of Christ. My dh's cousin suggested I package it with a CD for our mall and craft shows. Well CD's are expensive as a rule unless you copy one but a co worker told me that The Dollar Tree had very nice CD's for $1.00. They had alot to choose from, one called "Spirtual Healing" that I got and put together in a clear vynyll gift bag with the candle (jar candle). This is just to give you an idea though of buying a candle, maybe vanilla color white, adding one of these CD's, they also had ones of flutes, piano (mine is ocean waves w/piano 34 minutes 10 tracks) . You could use a gift basket and maybe add bath salts or a scented soap. I think this would make a nice gift at the holidays when we are all so stressed, running here and there, cooking, cleaning, Whew!

Hope this helps during the hectic holidays.

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Old 10-24-2005, 03:25 PM
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What a great idea Anna. A CD would be a very nice addtition to any gift basket. I don't have a Dollar Tree near me but the other dollar stores might have them as well I'll have to look.

I made an 11 bean soup mix one year and gave as "thinking of you" gifts. I bought a pound of 11 different kinds of beans (couldn't find 13) and a container of ham flavoring the 11 jars ended up costing under $2 per gift which included buying new lids and rims for the canning jars I got for free from my boss's wife.

I plan on giving mixes this year as well as gifts with the instructions on finishing up the recipe.

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Old 10-24-2005, 06:04 PM
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We had a thread here cpl. years back on mixes like that... one I used was hot Cocoa mix. I still have the recipe around my house somewhere. I tied it off with a pepperint stick. I've also made up single pack sizes with a mug and a plastic spoon dipped in chocolate w/ paraffin. Both went over well at work.

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Old 10-24-2005, 07:21 PM
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Here is the link for the "Master Mixes" subforum: http://www.familycorner.com/forums/f...c&daysprune=-1


There are tons of great ideas there!



Anna, I think that you have come up with a wonderful gift idea! I hope you sells tons of them!!

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Old 10-29-2005, 05:01 AM
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Family Dollar is having a sale this week on fleece throws 50x60 for $3 a piece and I thought what a great gift that you can personalize to the gift receiver with fabric paint, applicas or embrodery. (I know I didn't spell that right)

I'm going to stop and pick up a couple and let the kids decorate them for Grandparents and teachers.

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My Pastor was recently diagnosed as Diabetic so I printed off 24 recipes from the MomsMenu website.

I used the index card format I found in my MS Word label program and printed on some colored paper that I had. So for the cost of the ink (set on draft print) and 30 minutes of my time we have a different gift to give him.

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Old 12-05-2005, 09:25 AM
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And a very thoughtful gift too.

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Old 12-18-2005, 11:51 AM
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good ideas. I went to my local CVS today and picked up some Burt's Bees kits for my cousins. The products are good and much less expensive than products from Bath&Body Works or the Body Shop.
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Hey Guys,
I have a great Christmas idea for Grandparents. My sister in law and I sat down and made paperbag scrapbooks for the Grandparents for this up coming Christmas. We gathered at my house and brought photos of each of the grandkids and made a page with each child on it and some with them as a group. Some were even photos with that Grandparent. It will be a personal gift that they know didn't come from the store. I think Grandparents treasure those the most.
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One year I got tins and put family recipes inside. It was five of grandma's favorites cookies. Then because gma had a broken hand, my dh and I made batches of those cookies for gma to have at her house when the children visited.
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