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Christmas Decorating and Gift Ideas

Present Possibilities

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

You canít have too many gift ideas at this time of year. With that in mind, we present presents suitable for the folks on your list youíd like to remember with ďa little something.Ē And donít worry that each and every one of these items is from a dollar store. Just remember that, when you buy those fancy looking gift baskets at the department store, you have paid someone to pick out and package gifts pleasingly, someone to bring it to the department store and a markup to the store so it can make a profit. 

When you make up a gift yourself, you have the satisfaction of knowing that it is more personal, with items that you believe best suit the intended recipient, whether itís a needy child, a teacher or your hairdresser. And because you are shopping at the dollar store, you will be able to put in as much as your budget or the basket, box or bag can stand. Itís entirely up to you. If you do your best to make your gift attractive, no one will guess that it didnít come from a department store.

Two bell shaped wine glasses are the centerpiece of this gift basket that also includes a metal bottle stopper, a package of imported cookies, a tin of fruit candies, two chocolate bars, a pillar candle and a candle plate.

Including the basket, this gift cost just over $10.00 and would make a nice hostess or ďcoupleĒ gift.

This selection of goodies was put together for a 7-year-old girl in Africa and was limited to a dollar amount of $7.00. If part of your family tradition is to give to a toy drive, the dollar store has many ideas, from toy trucks to teddies and from coloring books to card games and craft kits. Instead of one bigger item, why not a box or bag with a bunch of smaller things and include some articles that are useful along with some that are fun? 

Many of us gals love candles. If you know someone like that, try this gift idea and let the individualís color preference dictate the color of the candles.



                                           See Also:  Kid Christmas

                                                              Easy Giving

                                                              Gifts of Christmas Present

                                                              The Everybody Gift List




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