Frugality

Would You Give This Cheap Christmas Gift Idea?

Every year it gets harder and harder to find a gift for someone. I just thought of a cheap gift that could both teach something and be given each year without being boring.

Coupons!!

If you know someone who doesn’t clip coupons then it’s obviously something they don’t have. I don’t think it would be viable as a surprise gift because you don’t really know what they buy.  Just ask them what items or brands they normally buy, or you can be ninja (and a little creepy) and scope out their pantry.

Then from then until Christmas, as you clip out your coupons just clip some for them. This is really only something that can be done probably a month in advance since coupons do expire, but as a bonus you can teach them how to use coupons to the max and hopefully get them to realize using coupons is a big savings, That would teach a man to fish.

It even saves you money by not having to buy anything but it is putting in some work and showing some love. In this economy, this is the gift to give. If someone took the time to do that for me I would be very grateful. It’s really the gift that can keep on giving.

Check out these great sites for coupons to get you started.

If you need help on this gift just check out my series on couponing. It’s really in-depth and can even help you in teaching the giftee how to use the gift or teach you how to give this gift.

So what do you think? Would enjoy the gift if someone did that for you?

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  • Would You Give This Cheap Christmas Gift Idea?…

    Every year it gets harder and harder to find a gift for someone. I just thought of a cheap gift that could both teach something and be given each year without being boring….

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  • I’d love to *receive* a gift like that, if it were highly targeted for the few items that I buy regularly. I don’t think I would give a gift like that though, because the only person I know who would enjoy receiving it does not live nearby and does not buy a lot of national brands.

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  • Interesting question…I clip coupons, so I would not really need the gift.

    If someone was struggling though, I would consider clipping them, and also providing an organizer of some type and teach them how to maximize their grocery savings. I don’t think I could just give coupons though.

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  • It had better be a very close friend or sibling.
    Otherwise, this could be insulting to some people.
    Nonetheless, it’s a great idea to put out there as it will no doubt be helpful to SOMEONE who reads this and that’s what we’re here to do right? Help people!

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    • Exactly, Help as many people as I can is my goal

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  • Going by your guide, I would consider a coupon book instead. These are cheap but very useful gift.

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  • Thats a good idea as a wind up gift :p :)

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