These days it seems like there is always a birthday party happening or some other event that requires a gift or a card. Before I know it, the holidays will be here and it will be gift mania. As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to run out and grab a gift or card so I have borrowed an idea from my grandmother!
The Gift Closet
My grandmother had part of her closet stocked with gift items and greeting cards so that she was always prepared for anything that might pop up without having to run out to a store. When you see a sale on gift items such as candles, bath wash sets, picture frames, craft kits, or toys that could make great gifts later in the year, pick up a few extras! Stock up on greeting cards when your greeting card store has a sale and don’t forget wrapping paper or gift bags! I always check clearance shelves at the end of each season for deals on everything gift related! I’m still building up my gift closet but it has come in handy a few times already!