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Low or No-Cost Giving

As we near Christmas with only three days left, you may find yourself scrambling with last minute shopping or nearing the end of your holiday budget to buy loved one’s gifts. This is especially true of teens who don’t have the money or transportation to go Christmas shopping for friends and family but never fret! We suggest several alternatives to store-bought Christmas gifts that might be perfect for all our special someones. At the end of the day, what really matters is the thought and love placed behind the gift.


For ʻōpio struggling as to what to buy your loved ones here are some suggestions of low or no-cost giving options:


Coupon Book: Make a coupon book where they can tear and turn in to you . Some activities to include: mowing the lawn, washing the car, free babysitting, making dinner, foot massage, breakfast in bed. Main thing is that these are activities that are not part of your chores and use your imagination to make it as creative as possible.


Scrapbook: If you have pictures, how about making a nice scrapbook or framing the pictures into a collage. CVS and Costco also offer very low costs for printing photo ornaments and photo-books. People really love sentimental gifts and a baby picture or nice family picture they can display goes a long way.