This is a post for 31 Days about making it as a mom. Check out the intro post if this is your first time here!
Who loves getting gifts? Who loves giving gifts? Who forgets to buy gifts on time? (Me!) Something that helps me out in the busy mom life is to keep a small stash of gifts on hand for those birthdays or just-because occasions that sneak up on me! Here are a few ideas for buying cute, useable gifts on a budget.
Bath and Body Works deals. You can subscribe to emails and sign up for coupons by mail. When you combine coupons with (always running) sales, you can get yummy smelling soaps, candles, and bath products at a low price that make great gifts.
Notecards from the Target dollar section. Target has an ever-changing supply of adorable notecards. Who doesn't love a refreshed supply of cute cards?
Subscribe to Fair Trade Friday, a ministry of Mercy House Global. Here, you can choose a box of fair trade products ($31.99), a bracelet ($13.99), or a pair of earrings ($11.99) to be delivered monthly. This would be an easy way to have a supply of gifts delivered to your door each month while supporting a wonderful organization and women around the world!
$5 Starbucks cards. A small stash of these on hand can help you brighten someone's day! I'm always up for free Starbucks. Also, Groupon periodically offers $10 worth of Starbucks credit for $5, so be sure to subscribe to Groupon's emails and check the subject lines for this offer!
Kohl's deals. Kohl's can be a great place to snag cute gifts for next to nothing. Sign up for Kohl's emails and their free loyalty program. When you accumulate a certain amount of points based on spending (and on your birthday!), you will get a $5 certificate. Kohl's also has a percentage-off coupon available almost all the time. Combine these two offers with marked down home items for a great deal! Just last week, I snagged a pretty pumpkin decoration at 50% off (because clearly October is the time to buy Christmas decorations, not pumpkins) and used my $5 birthday reward and a 15% off coupon to pay less than $5 for a $20 item.
What ideas do you have for keeping gifts on hand? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook!