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Friday, December 12, 2008


This Friday (only 13 shopping days left), the posse is sharing and inviting you to share great gifts ideas for under $50.

One of the best, if you like to bake and you have the time, is a container of homemade baked goods, be they decorated sugar cookies, muffins, orange-cranberry scones, or a luscious quadruple fudge layer cake. Not to brag, but my sister has already requested that a batch of my holiday sugar cookies find its way to her house since we're not going to see her this holiday. I'll tell you my secret on Tuesday, December 16th when I also share an anecdote about my sugar cookies Have Cookies--Will Travel.

How about you? Any great under $50 gift ideas you'd like to share?

As always, writing questions are welcome on Fridays. If you have a burning question about writing, we'll be happy to answer.



At 8:15 AM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

Buy a soft throw--Wal-mart or any department store has slashed prices on them now-- and fold into a square, so that one side is shorter than the other, and it ends up making a pocket. Into the "pocket" tuck a box of teas, a pair of thick socks, and several romance paperbacks in your choice of genre.

It's the gift I'm giving myself come December 26th, if no one else does! :)

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Dianna Love said...

Gillian -

Great idea. I really like how your gift suggestion is like giving someone a wonderful weekend or night at home.

I'm not a big shopper, but Bath & Body Works has the greatest plush socks for $5 a pair that I've given to the women in my family who love them. They wear them instead of slippers and I normally carry a pair when I travel to use as slippers.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

Great idea on the throw with books! If people want to make their own, fleece is also on sale at fabric stores. They even pre-bundle it already cut.

What a bargain! I saw some soft fuzzy socks at Target yesterday at a similarly low price point.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Delle Jacobs said...

These gifts aren't all that cheap, but what a deal!

When my geographically challenged grandson went to work in an unfamiliar city in November, I got him a GPS system I found at a really great price. He totally loved it and told everyone else. So hubby expressed how much he'd like one. I found him an even better deal, 65% off a refurbished best brand. I showed it to son who said gee, he could sure use one of those too. Guess what he's getting? For all of them, it couldn't be more practical.

Now to figure out what to get for my CPs. I'll be watching your suggestions. Anyone have any ideas for someone who went through extreme fertility treatment at age 39, and finally gave it up because it was so hard on her body and her life, THEN got pregnant?

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

Most books are under $50!!

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Lee McKenzie said...

I love to give—and receive!—books, CDs and DVDs. With all the talk of economic hard times, I believe it’s more important than ever to stay connected to arts and culture.

I also love the idea of putting together a special "gift basket" with a special someone in mind. So thoughtful, and always appreciated.

You're all giving me some great ideas. Here are a few more suggestions:

* a brightly colored child’s backpack with a Winnie the Pooh book and set of Winnie and friends finger puppets for acting out the story

* a date night basket containing a nice bottle of wine, a pair of glasses, some candles and a CD of romantic songs

* a stay-at-home movie night—a popcorn bowl with a package of gourmet popcorn and a DVD

*a small bird feeder with a bird identification book, some bird seed and an inexpensive pair of binoculars

The possibilities are practically endless.

Happy holidays, everyone!


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