Gift closet 2017

Discussion in 'Gifts & Giving' started by luludou, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    WOW you gals are doing great.
    I really need to look at the Easter bag supplies next and then get back into stocking fillers and Christmas gifts.
    Am keen to keep to momentum going.
     
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  2. Minta

    Minta Active Member

    Well I received a lot of green peppers this week, way more then I can use and freeze so I am going to dehydrate what is left this weekend to be used in dry rubs that I will make for Christmas gifts for those who grill and smoke meats in the family.
     
  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Minta, that is a great idea.
    I did a little bit of shopping yesterday with DD. Got her a lipstick, some cuticle trimmers, a mascara and some sox that were all reduced. They will go into her stocking and the make up will go into a bag I am doing for her. I got some bed sox for DS GF for in her Easter basket.
    I got a summer dress from Target that was $35 down to $9. I will pop it into my Christmas box as a gift for me.
     
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  4. Minta

    Minta Active Member

    Thanks Katrina.

    Great job on all those deals.
     
  5. ejagno

    ejagno Active Member

    I am soooooo excited. I am officially 100% finished with big Christmas gifts for the grandchildren. The last gift I had to purchase was a Chrome book for my granddaughter and I accidentally came across one on clearance at Office Depot today. I am finished with their Easter baskets as well as their birthday gifts. Everything is wrapped. All I have left for 2017 is:
    [ ] Birthday gift for DH
    [ ] Birthday gift for sister
    [ ] Charity Christmas gift "Toys for Tots"
    [ ] Christmas gift for DH
    [ ] Birthday gift for boss
    [ ] Christmas gift for boss
     
  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Ellen, WOW. What a great position to be in so early in the year. Well done.
     
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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Put some DVD's on layby for Christmas. Kmarts price on a new release series was $5 more than the DVD shop so he price matched it for me. Better for me as I now have 8 weeks to pay them off. Glad to have at least a few gifts that will go in the gift closet.
    Did the groceries and scraped in under budget by 29cents. Got a few things that were 50% off that weren't on my list but could not pass up. A gradual tanning lotion was 1/2 price and I had that on my stocking list so grabbed it. Travel shampoo and conditioner were also 1/2 price and I used all mine on the cruise so need to stock up. Also started buying some supplies for baking for Christmas time. A productive day.
     
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  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I found a pair of flannel sheets for a double be for $10... these will go to dd or dnephew.
     
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  9. Minta

    Minta Active Member

    Picked up a Light up Lenox Santa tonight for my mom for Christmas.
     
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  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Minta, I picked up a light up house for my mum a few weeks ago.
     
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  11. jollykelly

    jollykelly Member

    I was at a purse bingo this weekend and won a Michael Kors wristlet. It's not my style, but will be an amazing Christmas gift for the high school student that works part-time in the office for us. Off to the gift closet it goes....one more name crossed off of the list and only cost the price of admission ($25)!!!
     
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  12. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    tootbrushes & deodo for the kids are in the stocking stuffer box as of today
     
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  13. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Member

    I got Ddil a gift card to Starbucks for her birthday later this month and dgd American Girl doll books and a building set that you throw a blanket or sheet over to create a fort which her and and sister are always asking their uncle to build for them.
     
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  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I got my first layby of the year off. I got work pants for DS and a shirt for DH. I got a journal and some pens for my mum. I need to add a notebook and a writing list and then I think that gift is done.
    Am still working on stocking fillers but am doing really well at the moment. Need to come up with some different ideas for DH.
     
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  15. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Active Member

    Haven't checked in in awhile, but I'm sad to say I haven't bought much of anything. I'm just not shopping like I was in years past, but not working will do that to you. I think I've changed my shopping habits overall and really cut down, so I don't have nearly as much to buy. But I still love a good deal..lol I think before I would look for smaller gifts for family and now I look for options that will work for women at church that I work with or casual acquaintances...Those kinds of gifts. Last year however, all those types of people got homemade jellies I made and they all loved it, so I might stick to that again.
     
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  16. festivefun

    festivefun Member

    Coming very late to the party! You have been doing an amazing job. I need to make a start, I have Dds birthday in August, DS' in September, so need that taken into account. We just moved into a new house last September and we have a garden, so for birthdays I want some to be garden gifts.....

    I also need to sort the post Christmas birthdays, both my brother and OH are 6th and 3rd January, and I'm always chasing my tail. I can't buy too early as they buy for themselves and will get at Christmas, but there must be a way of being better organised....
     
  17. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Michelle, people do seem to enjoy the homemade items. Soaps or bathsalts, homemade salsa is a good one we like to give (when the garden produces), homemade vanilla.
     
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  18. Minta

    Minta Active Member

    I also agree that homemade gifts are great. Every year I give home made jams and applebutter and the receivers always look forward to them. Last year I also gave a few homemade vanilla and vanilla sugar and they were well received too.
     
  19. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Fruit cordials are always a well received gift.
     
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  20. jollykelly

    jollykelly Member

    Home made Christmas cookies are always a favorite with my extended family!
     
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