Thursday, November 29, 2007

Frugal Friday--Cheap and Practical Gift


Here is a cute gift idea for those of you who get tons of free medicines at Walgreens or CVS with couponing. I put together this "Get Well Soon" kit for a gift for my husband's family's random Christmas gift exchange coming up. I wasn't sure what to get and I realized that almost anyone, man or woman, can use the items in this care package. Or it can be given to a special friend who is sick.

It includes: Chicken noodle soup, Theraflu, Fortifense immunity booster, kleenex, Advil PM, hand sanitizer and cough drops. I paid no more than $2 for all of this! That's a frugal gift!

7 comments:

Cheri said...

That's a great idea - thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

What a great idea!!! My shelves are surely over flowing so I needed this tip!

Donna said...

I like how you packaged it too! Could you elaborate on how you did that--it looks like you used cellophane wrapping-or is it in a cute box with a clear lid?

-V- said...

Oh man! Now I know one of my Christmas gifts early! ;-)

Sparrow said...

Thank you for an excellent idea!
Why didn't I think of that?

Catherine said...

Great idea, now if only I could think of a similar gift made with all my free CVS toothpastes!!!! :)

Mrs. Jo said...

V,
I should have told you to skip today's posts! Oh well, the odds of you ending up with this gift at the family exchange are slim!

Donna,

My little boy recently had a birthday and we bought him a set of wooden blocks that came in a clear plastic box. I used the paper gingham-checked bag the cashier had put the blocks in and cut it with fancy scissors so that I could line the back of the box with it and tape a strip to the top to make it look nice. I used a marker to make the little sign that says Get Well Soon Kit. A cute basket would work very nicely for this stuff too. Cute Christmas tins or a large Ziploc container might work too.

Catherine:
You could use all those toothpastes to put together travel kits. Include a tube of toothpaste, toothbrush from the dollar store or from freebies, a little ziplock of Q-tips, cotton balls and band-aids, some travel shampoo, and little bottles of medicine. I'm sure a college student, businessman, missionary, or outdoorsman would appreciate having a little travel kit on hand that would enable them to save time on packing for trips/events. I personally prefer a large tube of toothpaste in my travel bag since we have a family of 4 and often stay 10 days on our trips and one tiny tube of toothpaste would run out too quickly.

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