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Organizing Your Gift Stash

on October 4, 2012

For those of you with kids, have you ever received an invitation to a birthday party for a classmate of your child?  Do you freak out like I do about finding a gift within your budget?

Well, I learned that running up to Target at a last minute is NOT the right way to shop for gifts.  Ever.

Now, throughout the year, I buy toys that are on clearance or on a fantastic sale or FREE and put them into one of two of my containers.  I have one container with “Girl Gifts” and one with “Boy Gifts”.

I’ve only done this for less than a year now, and I already have Transformers, Barbie Dolls, Coloring Books, etc.

Fall is the perfect time to stock up on summer gifts – like Bubbles, outdoor gear, sidewalk chalk, some school supplies, etc.  (Think Easter presents!)

Also, as you find free product samples online (lotions, shampoos, etc) that come in miniature bottles, these are great to hold onto and give in gift baskets for birthdays, new baby/new mom gifts, or Christmas!  I have a pile of free K-Cups for my father-in-law’s birthday and Christmas already!

How do you organize your gift stash?  I’d love to hear about it!




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