Gifts For All Seasons
Gifts Under Ten
Dollars For Mom And Dad
a kid on a mission. You have a few dollars saved up for your
allowance, a paper route or from shoveling The Smith's driveway
but it's not a lot and you want to get Mom or Dad something nice
for a special occasion. What's a kid to do? Pocket your
hard-earned cash and head for the dollar store. You might be
surprised by the attractive gifts you can piece together for ten
dollars or less. See if one of these ideas is right for your Mom
Power – Pick the pot(s) of your choice.
You can get brightly painted clay pots at two for a dollar.
Other small pots are three for a dollar.
Package a bag of potting soil (2 small bags for $1.00) and
three packages of flower seeds for a dollar, along with your pots,
in an attractive gift bag for a total cost of $4.00.
to Grill -- Outfit the barbecue chef in your family with some new
equipment. Include a
grill cleaning brush, a barbecue apron, a non-stick vegetable
grill, a hamburger grill, a long handled spatula and a set of two
skewers (all with rubber handles). Toss in a pair of plastic
condiment holders and your gift will still only cost $6.00.
Crazy – For those who like nothing better but to ensure that
they have a clean machine, here is a practical gift.
Fill a large bucket with a car wash mitt or big sponge, a
couple of packages of pre-treated interior cleaning wipes, a tire
brush and a dash duster. The latter is a gadget with a dust
mop-like attachment on one end and metal bristles on the other,
for cleaning crevices and other hard to reach places. Depending on
how many car care products you can find this gift will cost you
Assist – Either Mom or Dad would appreciate having one of these
in their car, just in case. Start
with the small plastic toolbox and add a set of screwdrivers, a
measuring tape, a utility knife, regular pliers, two different
sizes of needle nose pliers, a pair of locking pliers and a tire
gauge. This gift
Fishing – Turn this same tool box into a tackle box for the fisherman in your
family. Pack it with any combination of packaged lures, leaders,
hooks, flies, sinkers, floats, and lures along with some chips (2
small bags for a dollar) or some other small treat so the
sportsman has something to nibble on while he’s waiting for the
fish to nibble! You might also want to include a fishing kit,
which includes a stringer, a scaler, a hook remover and a bait
knife. If you include everything mentioned, this present will cost
Go – Scrapbooking is phenomenally popular these days and,
whether you know someone who is already deep into the hobby or might
like to try it, this will make an enjoyable gift.
A square scrapbook folder makes a great place to
contain the rest of your gift.
Add to that some scrapbook paper (some stores sell whole
themed kits for $1.00, other’s sell the paper at two sheets for
a dollar), a pair of scrapbook scissors (the kind that cut in a
pattern), and two packages of stickers to coordinate with the
paper. If you don’t have any wrapping paper at home, pick up
some of that, too. This unique gift will only set you back, $6.00
including the gift-wrap.
You will want to adjust the contents of each gift according
to your budget and your parent's own special likes and dislikes
because, after all, no one knows your mom and dad quite like you
Check out some ideas
for pampering Mom on her special day...