Frugal, thrift friendly gifts for children can be hard to
choose. Children have so many toys these days. The last thing you
want to do it spend money to buy them something they already own.
Gift baskets can also be put together for children. They
can be filled with items that always need replacing, such as crayons, coloring
and activity books, chalk, and other drawing supplies. You can also add
some fun stickers, puzzles, or small books. Other items might include a
colorful pair of socks or slippers, or some candy. When children get a
little older, they are intrigued by money, whether it is a few coins or dollars.
some more frugal tips to save money on gifts
- Most children don't care if
something is used as long as it works as intended. Keep an eye out at
garage sales and thrift stores for potential gifts. Some children's toys
are classics, such as Lincoln logs.
- Children may not be as excited
to receive clothing as parents, but it can help a family finances to give
clothing as gifts.
- Give money. I've seen my
grandchildren get excited when they open a bag of just a few $1.00 bills,
crunched into balls for volume. When they get older, they also understand
the significance of gift cards.