Planning Ahead: Presents!!!!

If you saw my latest blog on sinking funds, you’ll know that I am already planning ahead for the cost of Christmas 2022. That sinking fund is for presents for my kids and our immediate family unit. I do, however, still need to get presents for some extended family members and friends and that includesContinue reading “Planning Ahead: Presents!!!!”

Christmas Bookmarks (Free Printable)

You know I love a good bookmark. I made myself and my daughter some for the Christmas season, and wanted to share them with you. I have included a free printable, so you can get some of your own. Download yours here: I think these make a great inexpensive gift as a pair or withContinue reading “Christmas Bookmarks (Free Printable)”

Free Teacher Gift Printable

When it comes to the end of the school year, I always stress over what gift s to get the teachers. I don’t want to get them something they’ll end up with 20 of such as cups or key-rings, and I never buy food gifts if I don’t know someone’s dietary requirements. This year, IContinue reading “Free Teacher Gift Printable”

Free Father’s Day Printable

Are you struggling to think of a gift for Father’s Day? Or do you need to watch the pennies? No fear, I have a free printable that may help. All you need to do is print it out and put it in a frame. You can use a spare frame you have in the houseContinue reading “Free Father’s Day Printable”

How and Why I Plan My Gifting Lists in January

January is a big planning month for me. I like lists…A LOT. In January I write a list of people I buy birthday presents for and a list for Christmas too. Why? Well, I like to be as prepared as possible. If I know who I need to buy for, I can keep an eyeContinue reading “How and Why I Plan My Gifting Lists in January”

Affordable Christmas Series: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Maybe you have unexpected guests or are still looking for an inexpensive gift idea for a family member. Whatever gift inspiration you require, I’m sure you’ll find an idea here: Bath Salts I have done a post on how simple it is to make bath salts here: Bath Salt Tutorial My children made these forContinue reading “Affordable Christmas Series: Last Minute Gift Ideas”

Affordable Christmas Series: Homemade Gift Ideas

2020 has been a bizarre year for us all, and some have been impacted financially. Whether you need to cut costs this Christmas, or just like to give handmade gifts with a little extra thought, here is my list of 30 budget handmade gift ideas: Painted stones Painted/ decorated photo frame Chocolate Truffles Herb andContinue reading “Affordable Christmas Series: Homemade Gift Ideas”

DIY Photo Frame To Do List

My 9 year old likes to write her school morning routine down, so I repurposed an old photo frame into a wipe clean to do list for her bedroom. It was incredibly simple to make, and I have made it simpler by creating a free A4 printable of our template for you to download. GetContinue reading “DIY Photo Frame To Do List”

Plants to Grow for Gifting

Thinking ahead is a great, frugal concept for being wise with your money. When it comes to gifts, it can get expensive, so think ahead, plant some plants and flowers that are great to gift in various ways, and you have saved yourself a lot of money. I prefer to gift living plants that canContinue reading “Plants to Grow for Gifting”

Secondhand Birthday Present Challenge: The Results

If you followed my post from January about setting myself a secondhand birthday present challenge for my toddler’s birthday (May,) then you will know that I planned to scour online and local charity shops to see what I could source secondhand, and to show you that you could do the same. Find my original postContinue reading “Secondhand Birthday Present Challenge: The Results”

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