Friday, March 21, 2008

Frugal Friday

I love to give gifts...and with a big family I have plenty of chances to indulge in my "hobby".

My budget does not always love my affection for gift giving. So to compromise I have a ten dollar limit on most gifts. I have a strict policy to not buy junk (I apparently have a lot of rules for myself!) so I have to get creative.

One of my favorite gifts to give is a magazine subscription. The gift receipent can read about something they enjoy. Each month when the magazine arrives they are reminded of the reason they got the gift, (birthday, Christmas, etc.)

My favorite place for discount magazine subscriptions is Amazon. They often run specials for $5 off. I got my mother-in-law (who is hard to buy for) two magazine subscriptions for her birthday (Marie Claire and Redbook) for $3 a piece after the $5 discount. Gotta love it!

For more frugal ideas, visit Biblical Womanhood.


Melissa said...

Fabulous idea! I'm going to tuck this away for a meaningful gift idea!

Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Amazon idea as I've been looking to subscribe inexpensively to a few magazines. I love to read and it's cheaper than going out. ;)

I think that's a great idea for a gift by the way! You are not alone in frugal gift-giving. I do enjoy giving too, but it has to be done quite frugally. A subscription will give all year long.