I am not a good Christmas shopper. I don't like shopping at any time and so the whole present thing is a challenge for me. But now I am a grandma. Just because I don't like Christmas doesn't mean I want my grandkids to be bored when they come to my house.
This past Christmas I bought each of them a special book and something else which I can't remember. I don't like to over spend and there is no need because they already have so much. But I did want to add some fun without spoiling them.
So I was in the Dollar Store and discovered all of the neat things you could get for only one dollar. I decided to buy them and hide them and throughout the day, pretend to be surprised when I opened a cupboard or a drawer and found another gift! "Oh my, Santa must have forgotten to put that one out!"
I chose things we could do. So for instance, one was some kind of little hair-do set and so after we played in the hot tub for awhile and we were getting dressed, I found those things and we worked on our hair. When the baby went down for a nap I found a colouring book and crayons and we worked on that for awhile. When I had to start doing some kitchen things I found some kitchen utensils all wrapped up and they helped in the kitchen. (that gift was the biggest hit of all!)
We got more fun out of those cheap things than we did out of other gifts. You don't have to spend much money to have fun with gift giving.
Do you have any ideas of cheap gifts that added a little fun to Christmas?
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