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Saving Money on Gift Bags

We use "Christmas bags" for the majority of our gift wrapping. You can usually buy 2 of them for a dollar at most "dollar stores". But, that's cheap, because we re-use the same bags year after year. Gift Bags are not only easy to re-use, they are SO easy to wrap up a gift quickly, using no box, no bow and no wrapping paper to throw away! What could be better!

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My daughter simply collects them up and folds them down to a small size. She keeps them in a box for next year's gift-wrapping, then at the next Thanksgiving, we get out the Christmas bags from the "Bag Box" and divide these between whoever in the family wants to re-use them. Then on Christmas night, back they go into the box for next year.

Now that's Recycling!

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Those gift bags are great and they last and last. Don't throw out those you receive! Re-use them - And if you have a backlog, you can swap with friends! A buddy of mine passes along his, as he never bothers to wrap anything!

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September 11, 2009

I keep tons of gift bags of all sizes around my house. Instead of going out to buy gift bags I reuse the ones the I have around the house by printing something off the printer and sticking it to the out side of the bag.

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November 7, 2004

I have discovered The Dollar Store as a place to buy gift bags. I keep a drawer in the guest room dresser full of them. They are dollar for the large ones and some are 2 for a dollar. I have even gotten 4 for a dollar.

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January 5, 2005

Save the gift bags. They don't take up much room and are easily re-usable. I haven't bought any for years.

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Gift bags seem to go on and on, so it's a shame not to re-use them. Think about swapping them with a friend or someone at the office who doesn't have the exact same gift list as you do!

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Save gift bags you receive and reuse them for gifts you give. Instead of using tissue paper, use shredded paper from the office or home to fill the bags and protect the gift.

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