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Old 10-24-2020, 12:00 PM
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Your posts made me antsy about Christmas shopping. I only shop for DD nowadays as I send a check to DS and his family. I kept pestering DD about what she wanted (our frugal tradition is to not guess—we find out what the person wants). DD kept saying she doesn’t really need/want anything (well, who does these days of going nowhere?). Then the lightbulb shone: I asked her if she’d like some cash to put away for when she is allowed to travel again. She loves the idea.

And no wrapping for me. Win, win.

ETA: I’m on a roll—I just found perfect Christmas cards.



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Old 10-24-2020, 12:57 PM
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That's a GREAT idea!
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:11 PM
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I like your DD/your idea. Its always a perfect gift especially when saving for a trip.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:40 PM
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I would LOVE this gift. You are brilliant!
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:27 PM
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we are very fortunate that both DD's can just buy what they need or want but it makes Christmas gift giving boring! I usually look for collectible things that may grow in value that don't take up too much room. I don't know what else to do. We haven't gone all out for Christmas gift giving in quite some time but Grandson and I do a gift package for a needy child which is more fun.


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Old 10-24-2020, 06:57 PM
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For the little ones I do gifts, but the over ten crowd prefers cash. So cash it is. But, I like to do a couple of small things in addition to the cash. I usually do a book store gift certificate, and this year, I have one small thing bought - gear ties so they can keep their wires from getting tangled.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Y46RD2/ref=emc_b_5_i?th=1

What I miss this year are the craft fairs. There are a few I usually go to and I most often find something to add to the cash. I wonít shop in a crowd this year so I am looking online. If I donít find anything else online I may do Bomba socks also. But, I know what they want most is rectangular and green.

My life is so much better since we went to mostly cash.
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