By contributing writer Alea Milham
We all have that person who is hard to buy for–the one who already has everything they need and then some. For those people, one of the nicest gifts we can give them is a gift that they can use. A consumable gift doesn’t add to the clutter in their home, and it will never collect dust. Here are some gift ideas as well as how to save on consumable gifts.
Consumable Gift Ideas:
- Make Homemade Candy
- Create Gifts in Jars
- Note Cards and Stamps
- Restaurant Gift Cards
- Centerpiece or Live Wreath
- Tickets to the Symphony or a Concert
- A Round of Golf
- Tickets to a Play or Ballet
- Tickets to a Sporting Event
- Lift Tickets
- Movie tickets
- iTunes Gift Card
- Gym Membership
- Spa Treatments
How to Save on Consumable Gifts
It is fairly easy to save money when making baked goods, homemade candy, and other food gifts because the grocery stores are running great sales on the ingredients required to make these items. Make a list of the items you need, then use your Favado app to find the best prices on those items. Here’s a list of 50 Christmas Desserts, many of which would make great gifts.
Costco often has gift card and ticket bundles on sale for less than the face value of the gift cards. I have found great deals on gift cards for See’s Candies, movie tickets, and season passes to a local ski lodge at my Costco.
Many of the grocery stores offer cash back on your next order when you buy a certain amount of gift cards. Make a list of all the people that you want to buy gift cards for, and then buy them at the same time when your grocery store is offering a cash back deal.
The local deal sites are a great way to find deals on concerts, events, spa treatments, and sporting activities. If you haven’t done it already, sign up for Amazon Local, Groupon, and Living Social. You can buy most of the deals that are offered on the local deal sites as a gift for someone else. If your family doesn’t live in your area, you can ask to be sent emails for their area from the local deal sites and buy them tickets to an event in their home town.
Do you give consumable gifts?