Monday, September 22, 2008

Neighbor Gifts-Christmas Tip #3


In my area we exchange gifts with other families. Some are my husbands friends, my friends, neighbors, people at church, piano teachers etc. These gifts are usually either homemade plates of goodies or a gift for $5.00 or less. This year I really hit the jackpot! My daughter was in Chicago shopping at a Bath and Body Outlet Store. She called me and told me about these ceramic gingerbread houses that have 2 different oils to make your house smell good. They were regularly $24.50 and were selling them for $3.99. I called the store and asked if they could mail them to me and so they did. They sent me 24 of them. Here are the boxes. I can't show you what they look like because my friends read my blog and I want them to be a surprise.

How easy was that?? No thinking, no driving, no cooking. They are super cute, nice and with shipping comes to $5.00 each. One huge headache off my shoulders.
Today's tip is to decide on the "neighbor" gifts. Buy them, wrap them and put them away. If you make goodies for neighbors, you can buy the plates, ribbon and even write the cards.

3 comments:

colette hat said...

I hope I'm in your top 24 friends!! Great idea. Neighbor gifts can be the headache or one of the highlights of the season to me depending on how stressful it is.

The Johnsons said...

Darn, Colette beat me to it!I hope I am in yout top 24 too! If not, you may need to order 24 more! Now everyone is going to want one! Just kidding.... Love the ideas!

My Time to Blossom said...

This blog thing is tricky....now the people who don't get one will know that they are my 26th and above people....
Great!....now what do I do?