Frugal Moms – give this list to anyone planning on getting you gifts for Christmas! Or use it as a starter list for yourself. These are some ideas for gifts that have long-lasting or money-saving value.
Here are six, in order from cheapest to most expensive:
1. Free night of babysitting.
Moms (and dads) NEED this. I think my husband and I have had one “date” – just the two of us – in the last 5 years. This is because we have no family nearby and spend plenty on babysitting for when we really need it (those occasional extra work obligations and such). Single moms need a night off, too – if not more! Time with friends or family, not having to worry about the kids getting into trouble around you, is precious, especially if that time doesn’t have to cost anything. [Read more…]