Holiday shopping on a budget! (12/29/18)

“I love crazy shopping panic mall scramble grab n’ go holiday madness gift giving freak out mode.” / Said no one ever!

So, this blog was supposed to be posted BEFORE the holidays.Β 

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen ;-(

And here we are three days later, and now I’m posting it πŸ˜‰

By the way, I hope you had a FABULOUS holiday!

It goes by so quick doesn’t it?

All that work and it’s over in a blink of the eye!

I was going to scrap the blog all together.

“I could give up shopping but I’m not a quitter.”

But then I thought, well, there’s always next year!

And just because you’re shopping on a budget, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!

When you really think about it, a present is a present, whether it costs $100.00 or ten.

It’s the meaning behind it.

Hey, if someone gave me a $10.00 gift card to the Dollar Store, I’d love it.

Since, you guessed it, I LOVE the dollar store <3

That said, here are my suggestions for gift giving on a budget:

BEBE Parfum, I bought a few of these for some people on my list as a little something, cost was a little less for $5.00 at TJMaxx!Β 
And they loved it!
I bought these at Walmart for myself.Β  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but they are rose gold, and look stunning. If I was giving them as a gift, I would take them off the card, and put them in a nice box, and no one would ever know!
I bought this at TJMaxx, for a little less than $5.00, and I love it, six highlighters!
Have a friend who adores lipstick and you know their favorite color?Β  Depending on your price range, you can go higher or lower!
Do you have that one friend who’s a little sparkly than most?  Flash tattoos are an amazing gift, cost, less than $10.00!
Is there someone you need to get a gift for with a sweet tooth?Β  Even one beautiful cupcake makes a great gift! You don’t have to spend a small fortune to give a lovely, heart-felt gift!

Is there a Fashionista on your list who loves to shop?Β  Pick up my NineFrogs Official Shopping tote-bag, two for $5.00!Β  A must-have for the Fashionista in your life!

Can you cook or bake?  How about making a nice dinner for someone and dropping it off at their place! Or bake them something you know they like, put it in a nice gift bag!
Lottery Tickets!  Who doesn’t love getting them!  It’s a big thing in our family for both giving and receiving.  Whether you can only afford $1.00, $5.00 or more, trust me, they are always appreciated!

Does the recipient of your gift love wine?  The thing about wine, you can get a bottle for as little as $5.00 and then you can go from there.  Wrap in one of those silver bags with a bow, perfect!

House sitting or Pet sitting.Β  If you are an animal love and know someone could use your services, that’s absolutely a great gift!
And on the flip side, buy a gift for their dog or cat, they will love you for it!
Stationery.Β  Somebody gave me this box last year for my birthday, someone who knows me well! And I happen to know they came from TJMaxx!
I love them and everyone who receives one from me loves them as well <3
Have that special someone to get a gift for and can’t think of what do get?  Why not a gift certificate for their very own Personal Shopping Experience with Patricia D. Bokowski of NineFrogs!

Depending upon how big your budge is, here’s my two go-to places for gifts.

TJMaxx (and no, they don’t pay me to say it, although they should).

They usually have a TON of stuff at holiday time. For both women and men.

Now if you are really tight, my advice, The Dollar Store.

There is a Dollar Store I shop at for my toiletries that has amazing deals.

And there you have it!Β 

Gifts for every spectrum of your budget!Β 

All it takes is a little creativity and effort.

You can come up with the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ Be so good they can’t ignore you!


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