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The Best Gifts for the Money Maker

Updated on October 6, 2013

You all know at least one of us. Maybe you are one of us...

Gift Ideas for an at home entrepeneur - A Money Maker. That's how I describe myself. I'm not talking about someone who just has a job and brings home the bacon. It's way more than that.

I am one of those people who is always looking to make extra cash - legally of course. I don't mean get rich quick schemes; I put in the hard yards. If you are looking for me I will always be calculating a way to make a profit from something. The reason? I want to be financially free by 35 (1 & 1/2 years). I want to spend my time doing what I want to do. And I am looking at every means possible to get there. From taking on extra jobs (like mystery shopping) to having my online Zazzle store.

So for Christmas I don't want a DC (dust collector - like a snow globe) or even jewellery. That just makes me think the money I'm making is flying out the door.

What I want is a gift that will help me do all the little things I do quicker or easier. That way I can achieve my goals faster and buy more presents in return :)

Photo Credit: Me, that's the contents of my money box.

Something to help me create

I read a lens on here about bottlecap pendants and I am now well and truly hooked. It's taking me a while to perfect, and one of the major obstacles is trying to flatten them evenly. I need something that will make it quick and easy.

Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine with Standard Multipurpose Platform, Black & Pink
Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine with Standard Multipurpose Platform, Black & Pink

I saw this on one of the lenses and from the grade A report they put on it I have to have one.

Apparently I can flatten 6 at once. That would sure save some time!


A Digital Camera - Because a picture is worth a thousand words

We have two digital cameras and a video camera. So why on earth would I want another one? Well, all of those are good cameras. Really good ones.

Being a Squidoo and Zazzle fanatic I am always looking at the world just a little differently. When I'm out at the beach or park with my son I might see a Ladybird on a flower, or my boy might throw me one of his most adorable poses. Either way I don't have a nifty little cheap camera in my bag to ensure I (and you all) don't miss the moment.

If I carried one of our current cameras around in my bag and if it was dropped/stolen I would be devestated.

If it was a cheap-little-light-doesn't-take-up-too-much-room-in-my-already-crowded-handbag type of camera it would be perfect.

Vivitar Vivicam V7022 7.1MP HD Digital Camera Grape Purple
Vivitar Vivicam V7022 7.1MP HD Digital Camera Grape Purple

Small, cheap, light and a really cute colour (I am a girl afterall).

This is the camera I have my eye on so I don't miss any more 'vivatar' moments when I'm out and about.


A Metal Dectector - Bleep......Bleep.....

I have always wanted one of these. But thinking about it, even when I was a little kid I was a money maker. I always beaded jewellery together to sell to my school friends. And I was ALWAYS looking everywhere I walked for treasure. Yes, you read right - treasure. A coin dropped from someone's pocket, a bead to make a unique piece of jewellery; you get the idea.

The ultimate in treasure hunting meant the need for the ultimate treasure hunter tool and that is and always will be a metal detector. I dreamt of days walking up and down the beach finding old style random coins to add to my collection. I am amazed that I haven't got one yet but the main reason for that is I never seem to get a bargain price. Being a money maker also means I am an extreme money saver. If I can save a dollar, I'll walk a mile. The only exception to this rule is presents. I give good presents and hope for good presents in return. And I have to tell you, Santa is pretty darn good to me.

So psst... This year Santa, as I've been good.... PLEASE can I have a metal detector?

A Can Crusher - Seriously

When I walk with my son to the shops, it drives me insane seeing all the discarded drink cans not to mention all the other rubbish. I know of a scrap metal place just 5 minutes from our house so walking home from the shops is now as much a 'clean the street excercise' as it is a 'money maker excercise'.

I have a dirty old bag I put them in, remove the ringpulls for charity (they make wheelchairs from them) and then stomp with all my might. But being a slight gal it takes a bit of stomping. If I just had a can crusher mounted on the garage door a 35 minute job would be a five minute job. So if you're looking for a unique gift for a money maker, get them this and watch the lightglobe with a dollar sign inside it spark up on top of their head.

Can Ram - Aluminum Can Crusher
Can Ram - Aluminum Can Crusher

This means I can crush nearly all the cans much quicker and is easy to use too. A definate time and effort saver.


The perfect moneybox

I love moneyboxes. I love counting coins. Maybe thats why I work in a bank.

I hate having all the coin mixed in together, I always bag each one seperately so at banking time they just have to weigh it and it's done. What I need is a moneybox that does it for me.

Perfect Solutions The Money Manager Digital Coin Counter
Perfect Solutions The Money Manager Digital Coin Counter

This is it, the ultimate in money boxes. It's counts them, sorts them, all I have to do is bag it up when it gets to that limit.

Perfect, I can't wait to get my hands on it!


A Diary - Because organisation is the key to success

At the moment, I work part-time, care for my son, run a Zazzle online store, do mystery shopping, and sqeeze any spare time I have into Squidoo and my hobby of learning languages.

Sound easy? Yeah right! Without my trusty diary I would be a mess. There are even days I am so flustered with everything I need to do I have to check my diary to remind myself to put fuel in the car!

Mom's Ultimate Family Organizer: A One-Stop Planner for Busy Moms
Mom's Ultimate Family Organizer: A One-Stop Planner for Busy Moms

This diary has the room for the lot and more. It's got calendars that keep track of you and your family, tear out lists and even sticky notes!

A definate must for all the money maker mums out there.


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What would you like for Christmas?

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      ClaudiaWest 5 years ago

      The coin sorter is a great idea! Recycling is hard in my area. I take some of it to work but I have this feeling that they don't actually recycle, they just throw the recycling in with the rest of the trash (but they gave me a recycling bin to spare my feelings). The recycling drop off is too far for me to usually justify the gas.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Lots of great ideas. Thanks for spending the time explaining why they are a great idea.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the idea

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      We think alike! I don't want DC's either. And, you will love my nickname for shopping malls. I call them NWD's - which stands for "Net Worth Decreasers."

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Some awesome gift ideas here!

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I love the "Can Crusher". Super gift ideas. Well done!

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      bluewren56 lm 6 years ago

      The best present will be to have all the family home... can't wait.