10 frugal tips for the ho-ho-holidays
Instead of buying gifts for each individual person, I give a gift basket to each family. I include something for everyone -- flavored coffees and teas, microwave popcorn, cookies, gum, etc. I shop at the bulk stores, so I get a good price and a wide selection. I also throw in gift cards that I have received and know I won't use. I pick up baskets throughout the year at garage sales and thrift stores, and I encourage recycling of the baskets by promising to include their favorite items next year.