Welcome Back!

User Name
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 54

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 77

World777 || Play Online &a...
Posts: 2 Views: 110

Posts: 1 Views: 89

Delta Airlines Office in B...
Posts: 1 Views: 77

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

Top Tips for Cheap Holiday Gifts This Year

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 14-07-2008

We may or may not be in a recession, but every year things get tight during holidays. Here are some tips for more careful spending through the holidays.

1. Plan early. Make a list, figure out a budget and stick to it. You can save money, not necessarily just by buying cheap holiday gifts, but by taking advantage of early-bird sales and avoiding last-minute shipping premiums.

2. Bake your own. There are literally thousand of things you and your kids can bake that are often better than store-bought items, especially when it comes to baked goods and candy.

3. Make your own. FamilyFun.com has lots of kid-friendly crafts projects for holiday gifts. We especially like the House Keys holder (http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf117gift/famf117gift2.html) It’s simple ideas like these that can really make both kid-giver and recipient beam.

4. Have family make a gift list. There’s nothing that wastes money faster than buying useless items you find in the check-out aisle just so you have a present on Christmas. Everyone would rather get something they really want, even if it’s not a surprise, than an item they have to return, or worse, throw away a few weeks after the holiday.

5. Recycle. Wrappings and ribbons costs add up. 2008 will be the year that reusing wrapping paper doesn’t look stingy, but smart and energy-conscious.

Even with cost-cutting, there’s no reason to eliminate holiday giving entirely but there are simple ways to make it cheaper this year.

— Paul Banas