Frugal Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Grown Ups
Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Thanksgiving is a few days away, and Christmas isn’t far behind it. We are in the “gifting season”! Choosing small, inexpensive, gifts for friends and family can make things more financially possible. Here are some awesome, and frugal, ideas for “stocking stuffers” for grown ups.
Frugal Stocking Stuffers for Adults
You cannot go wrong with a gift card! One nice thing about them is that you get to choose how much money to put on it. This helps keep things within your budget. Another great thing about them is they are useful gifts. You can be certain that the person you give it to will use it.
Gift cards are a great way to say “happy holidays” and “thank you” to your child’s teacher, your mailman, or the person who does your nails. Gift cards are also a great choice for that hard-to-shop-for family member. Get that person a gift card for their favorite store or restaurant.
Most people will be delighted by a gift of Christmas cookies. Those of you that love to bake have the perfect excuse to make several batches of cookies “from scratch”. It is also perfectly acceptable to bake some of the pre-made cookies from dough you buy at the store.
Place the cookies into sealable plastic bags that have holiday decorations on them. Another option is to arrange the cookies on festive paper plate. Cover it with plastic wrap and the person you give the gift to can see what is inside.
Coffee and Tea
Do your relatives have a Keurig? Pick up a box of their favorite K-cups. Pair it with a nice coffee mug. This gift will be used and very much appreciated! They will think of you as they have their first cup of coffee or tea in the morning.
What if they don’t have a Keurig? Consider VIA from Starbucks instead. They have several varieties of “instant coffee” to choose from. All you need is a coffee mug, some hot water, and maybe a spoon to stir the VIA with.
A USB Flash Drive is a small gift that can be very useful for students (who need transfer their assignment from a school computer to home). You can get them in a bunch of different styles. Pick one that is cute, or funny, or the favorite color of the person you are giving the gift too.