Clutter Free Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming up, and while I’m decluttering I’m almost dreading the thought of presents all over the house on December 26th. With 5 kids and all of the family and school parties, there will be so many things in this house! Ack! Will I be back in the same shape? Not if everyone goes with my clutter free gift ideas.

by: galfred

by: galfred

For something to be clutter free and a great gift, it must be something that that person loves and is consumable and does not take up any space. Preferably it will be something that will not be thrown away also, but you must throw part of it away please make it recycle worthy.

So here is an unfinished list of ideas that I’ve come up with over the years.

  • Movie Tickets
  • Family passes to the local zoo or amusement park
  • Hotel room for your favorite couple
  • Bake, and get tins or platters from the local thrift store that can be reused.
  • Coupons for a home cooked meal, lunch date, post holiday clean up.
  • iTunes ore other gift cards.
  • Money

Now for the fun part. Choose creative ways to present your presents. One thing that I’ve always wanted to do for the kids is to give them each an envelope for each month. They can’t open them until that month. Get a variety of things for the cards such as a few dollars in one for the dollar store or the Dollar Tree, movie ticket, date plan for parent or grandparent and child, ticket to the amusement parks and so on. To me that’s the gift that keeps on giving.

For more ideas check out WFMW.

Comments

  1. Great ideas! I HATE clutter. I dread going through the house before Christmas just to be able to fit the new things.

  2. free2befrugal says:

    I love these suggestions, especially the coupons for cooked meals!

    I may just borrow that idea!

    :)

  3. I go for the same kinds of gifts when I'm Christmas shopping. Magazine subscriptions are a good choice too. I only wish others would reciprocate in the same way. : ) The envelop idea is a good one. Name it the Gift of the Month Club or something like that. Put one gift under the tree with a ticket that explains there will be another treat each month. I'm sure the kids would love it.

  4. grooviemom says:

    I go for the same kinds of gifts when I'm Christmas shopping. Magazine subscriptions are a good choice too. I only wish others would reciprocate in the same way. : ) The envelop idea is a good one. Name it the Gift of the Month Club or something like that. Put one gift under the tree with a ticket that explains there will be another treat each month. I'm sure the kids would love it.

  5. free2befrugal says:

    I love these suggestions, especially the coupons for cooked meals!

    I may just borrow that idea!

    :)

  6. grooviemom says:

    I go for the same kinds of gifts when I'm Christmas shopping. Magazine subscriptions are a good choice too. I only wish others would reciprocate in the same way. : ) The envelop idea is a good one. Name it the Gift of the Month Club or something like that. Put one gift under the tree with a ticket that explains there will be another treat each month. I'm sure the kids would love it.

  7. I go for the same kinds of gifts when I'm Christmas shopping. Magazine subscriptions are a good choice too. I only wish others would reciprocate in the same way. : ) The envelop idea is a good one. Name it the Gift of the Month Club or something like that. Put one gift under the tree with a ticket that explains there will be another treat each month. I'm sure the kids would love it.

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