Are you worried about how you will give your kids Christmas with so little money that you have available to work with? If so, don’t worry about the extravagant gifts. You can give your kids some really fun items without having to break your wallet. Here are 5 different gifts that you can give your kids for Christmas:
Pine cone bird feeder. Kids love watching birds eat, so why not make them some pine cone bird feeders. Just smear some peanut butter over the pine cones and roll them around in bird seed. Let the covered pine cones dry and then wrap them up in some plastic wrap and tie with some inexpensive gold ribbon.
Hair Brush. Kids can never have enough hair brushes, so buy your kids some new hairbrushes for Christmas. The hairbrushes don’t need to be expensive, either. Just head for the dollar store and pick up some sturdy hair brushes for your kids. You may even be able to find some good brush-and-comb sets, rather than just brushes.
Tootbrush and toothpaste. Do your kids often ask for some fun toothpaste that you won’t buy due to cost? If so, now is the time to treat your kids to the toothpaste they want. You can pair up a tube of toothpaste with some new toothbrushes, too. Be sure to wrap them in some really bright paper, and you may even want to include fun mugs for mouth rinsing.
Individual cereal packets. Kids love the packets of individual-sized boxes of cereal, but they tend to be pricey when you’re trying to budget for household food. Wait, though. Christmas is just around the corner, so why not buy some of these individual-sized boxes of cereal and wrap them up as gifts? You can even include some fun, dollar-store cereal bowls.
Bubble Bath. Boxes of Mr. Bubbles make anytime a fun time, so invest in some large, bath sponges and pair them up with boxes of Mr. Bubbles. You won’t have trouble getting your kids into the bathtub after opening up some bubble bath. They can soak in the tub and have some post-Christmas fun.
The bottom line is to not spend more money than you can afford, and this may not be much during this difficult financial period. Try to recall some of the everyday items that your kids ask for and get creative with these items. You can pair up everyday items to turn them into small, special gifts. The important thing is that your kids have something to open on Christmas Day.