Black Friday is the best time to purchase appliances. Our friends got a washer and dryer one year. Because nothing says Merry Christmas like clean clothes. Seriously, having cash to purchase an item that you need is more of a gift than the “gift” itself.
Each year during the “Honey, what do you want for Christmas this year?” question both my husband and I share practical gift ideas. Are we boring? Maybe. But, we're also practical. We know that there are things we need more than we want. My husband wants some new tires for an early birthday present. I'm gonna make someone a happy birthday boy… :)
So as you are thinking about Christmas gifts for the people on your list, ask them for practical gift ideas as well. Or, if you see an area that they struggle with, pick up items that you know can help in that area. I personally love those types of gifts. To me, they truly do say that you are paying attention.
Visit Happy Housewife to learn how to make a felted flower wreath. Felt flowers are truly practical for me. I'm the first person you take a plant to if you want it to die.
What are some inexpensive practical gifts you have given others?
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