Thrifty Valentine Gift Ideas

Valentines Day “Thrifty craft”
Every year I stress out about any Holiday and the extra money it will cost me.  I always like to give little gifts to my sons teachers, neighbors, family friends etc.  But if you go buy something from the store that is “Holiday theme” you are going to pay an arm and a leg for it.  So  I like to take my thrifty finds, and turn them into thrifty gifts.

A few weeks ago I was able pick up these cans of almonds up for under a $1, normal price was over $4.   
  • The unopened can, I  took a piece of scrapbook paper and wrapped it around the can.  Tied a ribbon around it, and added a gift tag.  On the top I cut out a circle from the same scrapbook paper and  glued it to the top of the lid.  The top says My Valentine.  I turned a boring can of nuts into a cute gift in under 10 minutes.  The nuts, the paper and ribbon cost about $1.10.
  • The next can of nuts I opened and ate all the yummy almonds….I was hungry.  But I kept the empty can. Then I wrapped scrapbook paper around it.  You can do 4 cans with one sheet of 12×12 paper.  I then used a Stamping Up punch to cut our the heart, and scallop circle.  I got a cello bag and filled it with Hershey’s kisses that I got for $.89  a bag. ( Click here to see post) I also added Granola bars that I wrapped in Scrapbook paper.  Put a bow on it, and in 15 minutes I had a cute gift.  Total cost .40 cents 

 A few weeks ago I was able to get Granola bars for $1 a box ( read post here)  Each box had 10 bars in it, making them 10 cents a bar. Being that they were so cheap I thought I would let my kids use them to give as Valentines at school.  You can wrap 8 bars with one sheet of 12×12 paper.  I bought this paper in a combo pack, so it was less that 2 cents a sheet.  My kids had a blast wrapping the bars, and are really excited to give them to all their friend.

3 Responses

  1. Hi there, I’m new to your site, and I just love it! I live in the Seattle area so I really appreciate your NW store deals. This post on crafty Valentine’s Day gifts is so creative! I am not crafty, but I can do this!! You’ve inspired me! Keep the craftiness coming!

  2. Thanks, Laura! I am so happy to have you as a reader. I hope to have several craft posted in the future. Maybe even a give away or two. Thanks for your kind comments!

  3. That is a very cute craft idea. I wish I had more time to work on things like that. Maybe working moms can’t do it all, if we have to add crafts to the list. LOL 🙂

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