Are you a new couponer or do you motivation to get started? Let me share something with you. Many years ago, when internet shopping was new, the stores were great about sending free samples along with orders. One year, I saved all my shampoo, lotion, make-up and perfume "freebies" and gave them to my niece at Christmas. She LOVED her little goody bag and after that, it became a tradition.
The past few years, I've been able to make gift bags at Christmas using the stockpile I've accumulated through my coupon shopping. This year, I had quite the haul. I was able to make gift bags for almost everyone in the family.
If you've followed this blog, you probably remember some of these deals. Most of this was FREE! Candy, deodorant, razors, make-up, nail polish--it's all stuff that everyone needs. You could use them as stocking stuffers. I choose to give out bags to family. It's not their ONLY gift, but it's a nice little extra that they like.
I used gift bags, but if you're creative, you could make a gift basket or shrinkwrap your gift. You can also add a gift card, gloves or a scarf as a little extra. I know this is too late for those of you who haven't been stocking up all year, but you can use it as motivation for the new year to get organized with your coupons and start building your own stockpile.
My stockpile is still pretty full, and I was able to get 10 gifts finished. That's a good thing.