Since economizing is an important family trait, I thought I would post on an excellent, economical gift. Our dear friends gave us the Christmas gift of Monthly Muffin deliveries. This has been a most scrumptious gift as well as a reasonably priced one. It also prompted my Mom to offer a "12 Free Dinners" Christmas gift to my Honorary Uncle.
In the hustle and bustle of family life, it's good to remember that charity begets charity and the best gift is your time. When the budget gets tight, consider giving a bit of your time through cooking, baking, babysitting, or tech support. My friends and family have, and I am eternally grateful.