I had the honor of writing a guest post for Save at Home Mommy today regarding year round Christmas shopping and gift stockpiling. Can you believe I have already started my Christmas shopping for next year? Yes, I have most of the stocking stuffers done for a fraction of the retail price! I also have stocked up on several packaging items.
One of the things I wrote about was stocking up on gift baskets, cookie tins and packaging material for my baked goodies. These items can be expensive if you pay full retail. Buying a year in advance allows me to package my homemade goodies nicely.
Also, you can actually use some holiday baskets for other occasions! Just exchange the basket liner for a fabric napkin for a completely different look! The following basket I found at Cost Plus World Market for $1.04.
Another thing to look for are gift sets on clearance. I found the fragarance diffusers set at TJ Maxx for $4. The great thing about this set is that the diffusers are packaged separately within the package. I will take the set apart and have three small gifts that cost me about $1.33 each!
To learn more tips on gift stockpiling, head on over to Save at Home Mommy and read my guest post!