Start an Emergency Gift Box

This has saved me so many times. I have a box of goodies. When stuff is on sale, I buy two or three of like pencils, pens, toys, hair stuff, candles, etc. So when someone has a birthday, or baby shower, I go in the box and find an appropriate a gift. Also works as bribery for my 6 year old! I put everything in my box, along with wrapping paper and bags. I am never unprepared.


By Sherry from Onset, MA


April 27, 20090 found this helpful

That is an excellent suggestion! I'll have to start doing that. I've recently started crocheting baby blankets to stash away for next time I get unexpected shower invites!

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Take nice but unwanted items that were received for the holidays and put them in a box for emergency gifts. Also buy good gift items on sale or at garage sales. That way you never have to run out and buy a gift at the last minute.

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