Can T Afford Chrismtas Presents Looking For Ideas

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Nearly broke.... - November 23

Hello ladies, I'm super broke right now trying to prepare for this baby and bills and everything else. Needless to say Christmas is going to be really tight and I was looking for some ideas about something I could get for my parents (first-time grandparents) and my bf's parents (also first-time grandparents)......any ideas?????

 

Tiffany - November 23

What about bibs that say i love my grandma or i love my grandpa there like $3 a piece and maybe you can look for them at the dollar tree.

 

Ebay addict - November 23

Ebay is the best place to shop for gifts....so cheap!

 

Kristin - November 23

I was at wal-mart the other night, and saw little picture frames that said different things about grandparents, baby's first christmas etc. they were cute and that would be a good idea if the baby was born before christmas. That's what i'm gonna do.

 

Ginny - November 23

I'm making bath salts for a lot of my girl friends, and baking different kinds of yummy bread for family friends. Also made scarves for a lot of family members. In the past, I have made baskets with a couple of bags of microwave popcorn, a box of Milk Duds, and a gift certificate to a local movie rental place. You can also make homemade hot chocolate mix. If you use different kinds of coffee creamer in the mix, there are several different flavors you can make, and give them as a gift set. (I just got out of college, so I have gotten pretty used to being broke at Christams time!) Whenever I run out of ideas, I just go to google and type in "inexpensive homemade gifts." You would be surprised how many ideas there are! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

 

Mom to be - November 23

They are all good suggestions , i handed out christmas oranaments that said grandparents those are a nice keep sake as well :)

 

Amber - November 23

COOKIES!!!!

 

Jane - November 23

I am in the same situation. I am planning on giving photos for presents this year - I am due 6 Dec so my little one will be here before Xmas - and I figure that the family will love some pictures of their newest grandbaby.

 

shaletta - November 24

Hi Nearly broke, I totally agree with Amber, when in was pregnant with my daughter and in the same situation, my husband and i bought cookie dough and baked chocalate cookies and put them in some really cute christmas tins that we picked up at the dollar store, every1 loved them.

 

Jen - November 25

First of all, remember that you are already giving them the best possible gift you could ever give them- a new baby! Plus, I'm sure they will understand that $$ is tight, so don't worry too much about that. I LOVE the idea of making cookies/cocoa and things like that, and I think that these gifts mean so much more than anything you could buy. Also, the baby picture idea is great, and it will be so special. I know that at Target they have those cheap inserts that are ornaments that hold pictures- and at the new Super Target stores they have this AWESOME $1 aisle that has the cutest tins and bags to package your goodies. I have also seen cute things at Dollar Tree and Dollar General. A few bucks and a little creativity goes a long way. My husband's family always makes their gifts, so I told everyone last year we were going to make them a baby- looks like our gift is almost done...hee hee! Happy Holidays and best wishes to everyone and their new babies!

 

lauren - November 25

well im having the same problem, my baby is due dec 10 so im going to take my little one to have its picture taken with santa at the mall, the pics are 10$ for 5 pictures and im going to frame them and give them as gifts they're inexpensive and so cute!!! hope that your little one is happy and healthy :)

 

Ca__sie - November 25

Just wanted to let you know you are not alone! Money is tight for us now too and I myself would looove to get cookies as a gift. :-) You can get cheap tins or baskets and fill them with cookies. Or you could get some decorative, disposable plates, fill with cookies, and then wrap up with pretty tissue/plastic paper. Mmm... now I'm hungry for cookies...

 

Stephanie - November 25

We're in the same boat. I have no idea what to do for my inlaws, I'm thinking a nice picture in a "grandparent" frame. My mom gave my hubby and I a nice photo printer, so we can print them ourselves right off the computer. I'm thinking that's going to be it. Well, I was also going to make some fudge too, there was a good recipe on Oprah the other day.

 

Maggie - November 25

The first Christmas after my son was born my hubby and I were completely broke. What we did for both of our parents was we wen to Eckerds and bought those wood picture frames that you can fit about 10 pictures in. We took some pictures from our wedding, and pictures of my pregnancy, and ended the frame with a picture of our son. Being that your baby isn't here yet, you could leave one space blank and put in the pic after the baby is born. We spent a total of $20.00 for the frames, and both of our parents LOVED it. In both of our parent's houses the frame is in the center of the house where everyone can see it. Its a great gift plus its something that you create for them. Good Luck!

 

Annette - November 26

Unless you think it is too gross or too corny, you can make mousepads or mugs with your favorite ultrasound picture. They are not expensive at all and, at least to us and soon to be grandparents (my baby won´t be here until February) his ultrasound pictures are better than any award winner.

 

MC - November 26

I HAD POEMS MADE UP FOR EVERYONE. FOR INSTANCE- GRANDMA, GRANDPA, AUNTS, UNCLES ETC. AND FOR THE BACKGROUND I HAD BLUE FOOTPRINTS. I GOT THEM ON EBAY FOR $5.00 EACH WITH $1.00 SHIPPING FOR ALL. I GOT 10 OF THEM MADE UP. ON THE PACKAGE I WILL WRITE LOVE, SANTINO- MY SONS NAME. I THOUGHT THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT FIRST TIME PRESENT AND KEEPSAKE FOR MANY YEARS. HERE IS THE MEMBERS NAME- Member Profile: treasures_and_things_for_sell

 

Erika - November 27

Anything that has to do with their relationship and the baby will be a welcome present. Take a picture of all three of you (or one of you and the baby and him and the baby) and give them a simple frame (Martha Stewart has some ideas on make your owns) with a picture of the new family. The Christmas immediately after we were married I gave my in-laws a whole bunch of presents and their favorite was the framed photo of them and their son (my husband) the day of his wedding!

 

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