Homemade Coupon Book Gift Ideas

April 10, 2009

A woman kissing her boyfriend and giving him an envelope with homemade coupons in it.This is a great gifting giving tip for those on a budget who cannot afford to give a gift, or for those wanting to give to someone who may not want to accept a gift. For those who may be lonely and not want to ask for help or companionship; make dinner coupons for so many free dinners a month.


Often the elderly do not eat well because they are alone and do not want to cook for themselves. They are also, at times, very lonely and will not tell you they need visitors and they enjoy the dinner company.

You can create coupons for any category you think they may use such as help with lawn work or gardening. These are great for all age ranges of people such as babysitting coupons for moms, etc.

By Tracey from Thomasville, GA



April 12, 20090 found this helpful
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My children have been doing this since they were little girls (oldest is now 51). They gave me coupon books for Mother's Day, Xmas, etc.and included such items as "I will get up on time with no nagging 5 times.", "I will get you a cup of coffee in the morning, 10 times." I still have some of the coupon books as I did not redeem all of them.


I was always a wonderful gift.

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About 10 years ago, I wanted to help my then 4 year old granddaughter make something for her to give to everyone for Christmas.



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October 8, 2006

I would like ideas for IOU coupon gifts for my husband. He is sixty years old and not one to go out a lot. He loves to stay home with our dog Holly.

Mary From California


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October 9, 20060 found this helpful
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how about:

a backrub
an IOU for YOU to do a chore he detests (clean the garage, rake the leaves, whatever)
an IOU for you to watch something on TV with him that the HE likes (like a ballgame or a favorite movie)


an IOU for his favorite dinner
one for his favorite dessert

maybe that'll get you started!

By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
October 9, 20060 found this helpful
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How about coupons to fix his favorite meal? foot massage (if he likes that sort of thing)? An entire weekend with total control of the TV remote? His choice of DVD rentals (my husband would pick war movies or John Wayne. No chick flicks allowed!) A honey-do free weekend? Sleep late and breakfast in bed complete with newspaper? You do his chores for a week (trash, walk dog, mow or rake)? Hope these help spark some ideas.

By MARY (Guest Post)
October 10, 20060 found this helpful
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Thank you for the great response. I took the favorite meal idea from Cheryl and made a coupon book of 12 coupons. I never cook, so he can choose a homecooked meal, one for every month of the year.


I will also make one for a special item each month, using the ideas of dvd rental and truck washing, watch a ball game with him. I also like the book idea. Thank you again. This site is awesome.

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