Think ThemesStart scanning the sales for items that fit a theme. In a discount bin full of mismatched items, sale items might not seem appealing as gifts, but if you create a collection, you can put it in a gift basket to wow your loved ones! For instance, you might find headbands, nail polish and slippers separately, but together it makes a fun spa gift basket.
Or you could keep an eye out for the ingredients to make this Gingerbread House Kit or stock up on the ingredients to make Cheapskates Washing Powder and Miracle Spray and put together a green cleaning kit - knit a couple of dishcloths, include the tip sheets and you have a lovely, useful and inexpensive gift.
When you have a theme shopping is easy and by starting now it will be cheaper too.