Do you wonder?
Have you ever wondered if a gift you buy will get used? Or if it will end up stuck in a drawer somewhere and eventually get added to the donation pile?
The members of my family have had their fair share of questionable gifts. Ones you wonder, are they going to use that? Or what exactly is it?
Or gifts you wonder why did someone spend that much, a simple card would have been great!
So what makes a great gift?
Honestly, a great gift is one that shows the gift giver really knows the receiver. It may not get used everyday, but it is the one item that will be used over a long period of time and enjoyed.
For example if you have read my blog before you know I love coffee and you know I love saving money. So you can understand why I love my milk frother and my coffee maker, both of which were gifts. Great gifts.
What exactly is a frugal living gift?
A frugal gift could be one that saves you money as the giver or it could save the receiver money. It could also be a gift that saves them time.
Frugal living is about living well on less. So your gift might have several uses or take up minimal space.
In general a frugal living gift is about getting back to basics, saving money, simple living, finding more joy and spending less.
Life shouldn’t be about the dollar figure on the price tag.
So, what are some great frugal living gifts?
Frugal living gifts for her.
These are great gifts for the woman in your life. She may be a Mom, or your sister, or your daughter or a really great friend. These are gifts she will cherish and use over and over again.
Every woman out there needs an inspirational mug whether she uses it for coffee, tea or wine..
Relax, unwind, inspire, hydrate and enjoy. ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Kit is a great multi-beneficial gift.
Give her the gift of a Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts and Adventures.
Frugal living gifts for him.
These are great gifts for the man in your life. He may be a Dad, or your brother, or your son or a good buddy. These are gifts that he will use, rely on and talk about.
Is there a sportsmen on your list? The Anglatech Fly Fishing Combo is a great gift.
Give a man tools and he becomes a DIY fix it master checkout the Black & Decker toolkit.
Does the man in your life have a beard? The Gentlemen’s Beard Balm is a great gift.
Frugal living gifts for the little ones.
Let them find joy in the small things. Let them have fun. Let them learn and grow.
Building blocks. Blocks can be used for so many things. Let your child’s imagination run wild. Build a tower, a bridge or a city. The Melissa & Doug 100 block set is great.
Forts are great fun. Build it and they will come. Fort Magic is an amazing fort building kit full of hours and hours of fun.
Is there someone artsy on your list. Give the gift of color with this Art 101 142 piece set. Let their creativity run wild.
Do you have an investigative, curious individual on your gift list? If so a Kiwi Crate may be a great gift.
Frugal living gifts for the home.
Home is where your heart is and where you spend time with your family. Why not make it more simplistic, frugal and fun.
Blankets are multifunctional. They keep you warm and cozy on a cool winter night. They also make a great frugal decor accent. This cable knit throw is great.
I know appliances get a bad rap as a gift but frugally they make great gifts. What better a gift to give than one that makes great food, great coffee and brings people together.
I have a few favorites in the appliance giving department. An Instant Pot is as great gift for a busy household who needs dinner on the table in minutes.
Every house needs a great coffee maker. Why not make coffee, tea and lattes all from the coziness of your own kitchen. The Ninja Coffee Bar is a great addition to any coffee lovers kitchen.
Frugal living gifts are about the simple things, getting back to the basics. Finding joy in the small stuff. Spending money on what counts and living well on less.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity