Looking for a simple & frugal gift idea?
Give the gift of a home-cooked meal. This gift of time is simple, frugal, and the perfect gift for anyone, especially those close to your family or the hard-to-buy-for people in your life.
We give the gift of a home-cooked meal to my grandparents. They really don’t need or want anything and both of my grandmothers are trying to downsize. The gift my grandparents really want is to spend time with my family and we enjoy spending time with them.
To make your gift extra special:
- Make a gift certificate on your computer for the “gift of a homemade meal”.
- Make the recipient’s favorite meal.
- Use the good china.
- Watch a movie or old home videos.
- Play a game.
The gift is of time spent together and the memories made will last forever.
What simple and frugal holiday gift ideas do you have? Please let us know in the comments.
anita south says
Kristia, thats a lovely idea, I baked shortbread for my father and grandmother this year, as neither really need anything. I agree time spent together is nice.
Kristia Ludwick says
Hi Anita – Baked goods are another great idea for our loved ones that don’t really need anything. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Happy New Year!