If you have been couponing for a while (or even if you are just starting out there is still time before Christmas!), you probably have a nice size stockpile of health and beauty items. Instead of buying gifts for people on your list, you could put them together a nice themed gift basket. I know I would personally LOVE to receive a basket full of everyday items (if I wasn’t a couponer), because that would free up my money to spend on luxury items I need (such as a mani/pedi).
You can easily put together a basket worth $50-$100 worth of items you got for FREE or cheap by couponing. I know many people who stock up all year so they can gift it out at Christmas.This is couponing to Christmas at it’s very best!
Also if you normally spend $100-$150 on gifts and you give them baskets made from your stockpile, that’s extra cash for your fund!