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- November 2, 2007 at 3:29 am #253987
I taught preschool and ran a home daycare/preschool for 6 years. I had some wonderful parents who would give me wonderful gifts like craft supplies! I woudl get paper, pens, glue etc to help withcosts and plus it was a bonus for their kids also….I see alot of these supplies at the Dollar store. Most daycare providers will love things like this…I eventually stopped my daycare as one family contracted me to care for their kids only, they owned a division of HP and would give me things on a bigger scale to help with their kids….(like a computer) but I still enjoyed recieving those packages of goodies and thinking up all the fun things the kids and I could do.
This was my first thought too. But it can be embarrassing to have no
gifts if someone gives you one. But food or baked goods are always
nice. My granddaughters live with their other grandparents and money
is just not there. For my birthday they brought me a bottle of
lavender hand lotion (I like lavender)from the dollar store
and made me a pint container of macaroni salad with peas and cheese
and other stuff that I like. My husband doesn’t like macaroni salad
with those things in it so I never make it that way. It was a treat
for me that lasted several days!!
Another good gift especially for grandparents can be a picture of the
child or you and the child together. Find a frame at dollar store or
Might suggest drawing names for adults – thus only 1 gift to buy.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Lori
> I suggest not giving the adults anything, except perhaps your
daycare provider and baked goods would be a nice gift for her. My
family has long since stopped giving gifts to anyone but the children
and no one is the worse for it. You can get more than enough to keep
a two year old happy with $10 at a dollar store.
> I’m a full-time student, and child support is my only
> now, so needless to say my budget is tight. However, I’m determined
> NOT to go into debt (other than my school loans – for tuition only)
> before I graduate. Here’s where the panic sets in. I have 6 people
> to buy for at Christmas (mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, 2-year-
> old daughter, wonderful daycare provider)…not alot, but
> nevertheless it adds up. I’m looking for suggestions for
> presents that SEEM like they cost alot more money! Unfortunately, I
> haven’t had time this year to acquire free samples, peruse many
> sales, or earn gift cards via online companies. And, I have very
> limited time in my schedule to shop, so my normal bargain-hunting
> a bit curtailed. With all that said, do you have any suggestions
> the following people/interests?
> Mom – 60 years old, likes reading, travel, New England, clothes
> Dad – 60 years old, likes motorcycling, cooking, photography
> Brother – 40 years old, likes ice hockey, gardening, eclectic music
> Sister-in-Law – 48? years old, likes reading, art, eclectic music
> Daughter – 2 years old, likes reading, crafts, ride-on toys
> Daycare – 40-something, don’t really know her personal interests,
> very down-to-earth person
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