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Free Christmas Gifts To Give

Updated on December 16, 2009

Free Christmas Gifts For Your Gifting List

You can slash the cost of Christmas gift giving to an all time low by using free Christmas gifts.
You can slash the cost of Christmas gift giving to an all time low by using free Christmas gifts.

The Keyword Here Is Free, But.....

Everyone likes a good deal and having free Christmas gifts to give to others is cool. The economy has been tight so saving a few coins by employing freebies will work for anyone. Free Christmas gifts can keep the cost of Christmas gifting to an all time low. Free gifts can keep those credit card balances down, keep cash in your bank or in your pocket, and make you and the gift receiver, feel really great about not spending a shit load of money on the commercialization that comes around each and every holiday.

Christmas is about giving and when the ability to give a great gift is free, it puts that gift on top of the pile for everyone.

Do keep in mind that just because the gifts are free does not mean that you will not have to invest anything. Yes there is usually a catch that follows right behind the word free. It is the way of the world. You find coupons that say get something free but you still have to take the time to go to the store to redeem the coupon, or send in a rebate that costs postage and handling time.

"Time is money", as the old saying goes. Some stores offer buy one get one free. That is a sale that is always amazing. Why not just cut the price by 50%? Hmmm? One to ponder.

By now you are thinking to yourself, alright already. Get to the free stuff and stop rattling on about old sayings. Okay but first, let's go back to the time is money thing. An example...You take your car over to the local car wash and have it all shined up. They keep the car or you stand and wait while an army of workers busy themselves with wiping out the dirt that is wherever they find it. So you invest at least an hour and maybe even longer when you count travel time and waiting, and then you pay for the service. A mid priced car wash runs around $35. a detailed job could go as high as $150. or better. You are paying for someone Else's time. Time is money.

Maybe you pay to have your yard taken care of, chemical applications, mowing, weeding, hedge trimming. That can be a very expensive one. You pay for a service because you do not have the time to do it yourself, or maybe you hate that kind of work or whatever the reason. It goes back to time is money. There you have it. Nothing is really free. What about the free Christmas gifts? Okay, now let's get to that.

How To Find The Right Free Gifts For Anyone On Your Shopping List

The first thing you need to do is have a list. Write down everyone that you plan to give a Christmas gift to this year. This is the best part. It does not matter who you put on the list, there is a free gift available for anyone and everyone and the secret is about to unfold.

Make your list and leave a bit of space on your paper so that there is room to make notes next to the gifts that you are planning to get for free. It is understandable that the one gift your little Susie or Johnny wants is going to cost you a few real coins. That is a no-brainer so those gifts must come out of the Christmas gift budget. It is important that you have a budget if you intend to make that spending decrease to an all time low.

Back to the list. There will most likely be some people who you always feel a serious urge to give a little something to, just to let them know you care. You want to express that they are a valued member of your tribe, circle of friends or great neighbors. Here is where you can really rack up a big savings with the free Christmas gifts.

Make Sure To Write A Gifting List And Make Notes About Each Person On The List

Make a list for all the gift recipients you  want to show your Christmas spirit to.
Make a list for all the gift recipients you want to show your Christmas spirit to.

Put The Free Christmas Gift In Writing

Fill the free Christmas gift with words spoken from your heart.
Fill the free Christmas gift with words spoken from your heart.
Make sure to personalize the message within.
Make sure to personalize the message within.

Assign Gift Ideas To Each Free Gift Recipient

By now there will be the obvious people on your list who will be receiving the free Christmas gifts. personally these free gifts are the best for those on your list who seem to have everything they need or want already. This is often, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and neighbors, especially the senior group. They are so hard to buy for and you are about to discover just how easy it is to find free gifts to give to those special people for Christmas.

Pictured  is a sample list just to help get the point across. Put some thought in to each individual on your list. Try thinking of what each person likes, needs help with or might pay someone to do.

Free Gifts To Give For Christmas

Now that you have a list of Christmas gift recipients you can prepare to present the free Christmas gifts to each person. The least time consuming way I could think of and the most cost preserving is to grab a handful of scrap paper and a writing instrument. You can use markers, crayons, a pen, a pencil or whatever is available and easy. This depends on how much effort you want to put in to it. You will also need some kind of wrapper. I used a plastic bag because it had a little color on it and it was a way to recycle. This fits in to the free gift plan perfect.

The free gifts can be presented in many ways and I provided an example in the pictures to give one idea of how to present the free Christmas Gifts. You could use a paper bag as scrap paper, or old Christmas cards or tiny boxes wrapped with pretty paper and put the gifts inside. Do what is best for you.

The main thing now is that you must HONOR these gifts you give.

Put The Free Christmas Gifts In Writing

Use special paper, use recycled paper, use a colorful marker set or a crayon. Whatever you use does not really matter. Put the gift in writing. The most important thing to remember is that you have got to honor the gift you are giving. Make a point to spell it out to the recipient. Make it and mean it. You can give freely of your time. Remember, time is money!

Now wrap it up and give it with pride. The package might be small but the ingredients are huge, big, giant sized and.... priceless.

Free Christmas Gifts Are Unlimited

Recycle a plastic bag from the store...
Recycle a plastic bag from the store...
Cut strips of color from the recycled plastic bag...
Cut strips of color from the recycled plastic bag...
Don't worry about the words on the plastic because you will be creating an illusion...
Don't worry about the words on the plastic because you will be creating an illusion...
Secure each free Christmas gift with a colorful strip from the recycled plastic bag you cut up...
Secure each free Christmas gift with a colorful strip from the recycled plastic bag you cut up...
The limit of Free Christmas Gifts are only hindered by a lack of imagination!
The limit of Free Christmas Gifts are only hindered by a lack of imagination!

Seasoned Greetings

Write something nice on the outside of your free Christmas gifts. Make it personalized, make Christmas happen.

Joy to your world, Peace on your part of the Earth, Deck your halls....Happy Holidays to all,

Merry Christmas


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    • mwatkins profile image


      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      your gift ideas are perfect for any celebration any time of the year! I was actually looking for a birthday present and a day at the park is perfect! Thank YOU!

    • tnderhrt23 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great ideas more in line with the true meaning of Christmas than any buying frenzy! Time is a very valuable commodity and certainly a worthy gift! Thanks for a great HuB! Merry Christmas!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Good idea!

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      9 years ago


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      9 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good hub giving your time is a priceless gift Good Idea!

    • SweetiePie profile image


      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This is a great hub, and as always your gift giving ideas are creative and inspiring ones!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks, CS, for all the good information. These are all great ideas.

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      Susan Keeping 

      9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Very timely hub. I would love it is someone gave me a card saying they would clean my apartment :)


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