Ready for some thriftiness?
I’m so excited about these creative, frugal gifts I’m sharing with you today!
The coolest thing? They were not gifts I gave, but gifts I received this Christmas! I thought they were so fantastic. and even better- they can be given year-round.
My sweet sister-in-law, Cayse, gave me this beautiful book box:
I was really excited about the box, but I was thrilled when I opened it and found this:
She made me a box full of Scriptures she thought I would love, and wrote them all by hand y’all! I couldn’t imagine a more meaningful, lovely gift! It is so special to me!
I just love her. My brother did a very, very wonderful thing marrying her, didn’t he?
And my husband held up his reputation for crazy fun gifts this year too.
Just one example of his past gifts: for my 26th birthday, he gave me a tin of York peppermints:
Inside it I found this:
It was a ring he’d made for me by hammering a 1944 quarter for hours and hours. :) Inside the ring you can still read, “Liberty, Quarter Dollar, United States of America, 1944.”
He’s such an awesome man. I did good too, didn’t I? :D
So anyway, after all the presents had been opened on Christmas Day, he brought me this box:
I honestly had no idea what it could be. I didn’t ask for anything in particular, and he’d already given me lots of things, so I was really thrown for a loop when he handed me this one. I cautiously opened the edge of the box, took a peek inside, and was a little freaked out to see an old towel! I don’t know why, but thoughts of live creepy animals came to mind!
I decided to go all the way and opened it to find this aluminum foil contraption:
It took me a few seconds to figure out what it was, but I couldn’t stop laughing when I did!
It was a homemade ice-sculptured heart with a shopping card inside!
Ah, I love him.
The man knows how to melt a girl’s heart.
And I can’t forget another frugal gift that was another one of my favorites!
My bestie Abbie and I always exchange Christmas gifts every year, and this year one of the gifts she gave me was this new in the box Pottery Barn charging station! I think my jaw actually dropped when I opened it! I love PB, and I know how much these things cost.
So I couldn’t stop oohing and aahing, and because we’re so much alike, she knew I would be as much, if not more excited by knowing how much she paid for it! :D
Yeah, you wanna know too right?
$5. At the Pottery Barn outlet!
Now that’s a seriously awesome find, even for thrifters like us!
I have the most amazing family and friends, don’t I? :D
They knew just how to bless me with gifts that were thoughtful, creative and frugal this year!
What thrifty things have you been up to? Wanna share? Leave me a comment with your link and I’ll add your thrifty posts here!