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    Default Cheap gift suggestion for kids

    ... A ream of plain white paper ---- you have no idea how thrilled a kid
    (ages about 5-10?) is to be the proud owner of *500* sheets of white
    paper all their own!!! That & a couple of packs magic markers (all the
    colors, different tips, scented, etc.) & my kids are just in heaven!
    HTH,
    Margaret (whose kids don't know about tv, vcrs, movies, video games,

    internet, etc.... and seem to be growing up just fine LOL! Oh --- this is
    just juno basic email on an old laptop purchased used a number of years
    ago... no web access --- good thing or *I'd* never get anything done!!!)
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    A ream of paper is actually on my dd's Christmas
    list!!

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    My favorite gift as a child was paper & pencils, pens, crayons, makers, etc.

    It is wonderful to see what a child can create with paper. Oragami, for example.

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    Hi, my name is Kami and I usually just lurk. I have learned a lot, but don't
    have much to contribute. I do have a question you guys might be able to help
    with. I am trying to help a family this year where the father was laid off.
    He had just brought his family from Mexico and they don't speak any English.
    We helped him with his citizen test several years ago and he's been saving like
    crazy to bring his family here. Anyway, once they got here he was laid off and
    he mentioned that his unemployment check will be delayed several weeks because
    he worked in another state. He has 4 kids and we just found out today his wife
    is pregnant again. I got the feeling that birth control is fairly taboo in
    Mexico. I don't know. They seemed about to cry but said God was sending them
    another and that they were happy. I got them set up with WIC and an OB/GYN,
    but they have nothing for Christmas. I am on a limited budget myself but my
    husband and I agreed not to get each other anything (we don't need a thing!).
    These guys don't even have beds! They are all crammed into a 2 bedroom tiny
    apartment. I am wondering if you all know of any cheap websites for toys. I
    am going to look at the dollar store and Wal-mart. I have checked the want ads
    for bunk beds. My church will provide food and some toiletries. But what I
    would really love is, if any of you come across a STEAL, let me know. Like
    clearanced out items that are just too cute or something. There is an 8 year
    old boy, 4 year old twin girls and a 3 year old girl. I was thinking maybe a
    used nintendo 64 or something where the games are still cheap, things where

    shipping isn't sky high, etc. If any of you has any ideas I would be
    grateful! You come up with the best stuff on this site.
    On another topic, I make the same fudge as Julie (I think it's Julie, I get the
    digest and am not looking right now) with a few variations. I take a pkg of
    choc chips, a half package of butterscotch chips, a can of sweetened condensed
    milk and melt all together, add a tsp of vanilla and about a cup and a half or
    so of black walnuts and it's the best fudge I have ever had and the easiest.
    It's like a candy bar. YUM! I hope this helps.
    Kami in Iowa
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    Hi, my name is Kami and I usually just lurk. I have learned a lot, but don't
    have much to contribute. I do have a question you guys might be able to help
    with. I am trying to help a family this year where the father was laid off.
    He had just brought his family from Mexico and they don't speak any English.
    We helped him with his citizen test several years ago and he's been saving like
    crazy to bring his family here. Anyway, once they got here he was laid off and
    he mentioned that his unemployment check will be delayed several weeks because
    he worked in another state. He has 4 kids and we just found out today his wife
    is pregnant again. I got the feeling that birth control is fairly taboo in
    Mexico. I don't know. They seemed about to cry but said God was sending them
    another and that they were happy. I got them set up with WIC and an OB/GYN,
    but they have nothing for Christmas. I am on a limited budget myself but my
    husband and I agreed not to get each other anything (we don't need a thing!).
    These guys don't even have beds! They are all crammed into a 2 bedroom tiny
    apartment. I am wondering if you all know of any cheap websites for toys. I
    am going to look at the dollar store and Wal-mart. I have checked the want ads
    for bunk beds. My church will provide food and some toiletries. But what I
    would really love is, if any of you come across a STEAL, let me know. Like
    clearanced out items that are just too cute or something. There is an 8 year
    old boy, 4 year old twin girls and a 3 year old girl. I was thinking maybe a
    used nintendo 64 or something where the games are still cheap, things where
    shipping isn't sky high, etc. If any of you has any ideas I would be
    grateful! You come up with the best stuff on this site.
    On another topic, I make the same fudge as Julie (I think it's Julie, I get the
    digest and am not looking right now) with a few variations. I take a pkg of
    choc chips, a half package of butterscotch chips, a can of sweetened condensed
    milk and melt all together, add a tsp of vanilla and about a cup and a half or
    so of black walnuts and it's the best fudge I have ever had and the easiest.
    It's like a candy bar. YUM! I hope this helps.
    Kami in Iowa
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    On the topic of cheap kids gifts, don't forget to go here For kids
    basket ideas:

    http://www.budget101.com/mem1001.htm

    Or here for recipes for easy bake ovens:

    http://www.budget101.com/kids.htm

    Or here for Kids Bath/Body/Craft Recipes:

    http://www.budget101.com/ktnt102.htm

    All relatively inexpensive ideas for various ages of children!

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