Birthday Gift Ideas For Children Guest Post by: Kristl

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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If you’re a mom with toddler or elementary school age children…weekends mean birthday parties & birthday parties mean gifts!

Save time & money on birthday gifts by creating a “gift closet”! Here’s how…

#1. Set aside a couple of shelves to put gifts on.

#2. Stock these shelves with bargain gifts or one-of-a-kind gifts & don’t forget about them!

Now…where do you find these bargain gifts to fill the gift closet?

#1. Take advantage of BIG sales & stock up! is a site for click & print Hasbro coupons. Check newspaper flyers, & when Walmart or Target have Hasbro items on sale, print your coupon & SAVE BIG!

#2. If you enjoy local bazaars & craft shows…look for vendors with handmade children’s toys. The advantage: great prices + one-of-a-kind gifts! There’s nothing worse than giving a gift that the child already has!

#3. Don’t forget that T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s & Ross have toy departments!

Does The Budget Diet girl have any favorite birthday gifts that she stocks her gift closet with? Of course! Gifts with activities are my fav!

Aprons with a “coupon” in the pocket for the birthday child to come over & bake cookies!

Children’s Cookbook with a “coupon” to come over & bake cookies!

Craft Kits with a “coupon” for the birthday child to come over a make the craft. Ideas: knit a scarf, make a mosaic tile, create jewelry, make a scrapbook & more! Don’t forget about the 40% off Michael’s coupons that are in most Sunday newspapers.

Homemade Marshmallow Shooter…these are usually sold at craft shows & bazaars.

What are your favorite bargain birthday gifts?

If you haven't already you should definitely check out Kristl at The Budget Diet!  Her site, is full of great information!  Thank you so much Kristl for this wonderful guest post!


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