If you have spent any time on my site you know I am big into couponing. But you also need to know I am big into getting any good deal, with or without a coupon.
I have decided to start a Tuesdays Tips where I will share a money saving tip that has nothing to do with coupons.
I have officially come out of the Tween stage at my house, but this was one of my favorite gift giving times. Let me first back up and say, birthday parties and presents always stress me out. Everyone now gives $20 gift cards, and I am not willing to spend quite that much. I have a $10-$15 range that I am willing to spend, so I have gotten creative. Often times I barely spent the $10, but no one would ever have guessed.
First off you have to buy a gift bag or gift wrap, so I have started watching for backpacks, cinch bags, purses or whatever to go on clearance at Target. If you watch you can get any of these listed items for $3 or less sometimes.
Once I have my “gift bag” I find something inexpensive to fill it. Sometimes I theme it with whatever my bag is and other times I just find other things that are super cheap. This deal that was running a few weeks back is something I would set aside for future birthday gifts. Just last week I saw a makeup bag that was $29.99 on clearance for $6.74 and there was a ton of makeup on Clearance as well. I don’t need things like this so much, so I didn’t get it, but I could have put together a pretty cool kit for just over $10.
I always take whatever bag I use and leave it open and add tissue paper to make it look like a gift bag. It’s always a hit.
What do you do for Tween birthday presents?