"Steals & Deals" 2009 Holiday Gift Guide
With retailers enticing you from all angles with this year's hottest gifts, you might not realize the beauty of giving something practical. In this economy, families are seeking more and more ways to cut back on expenses. So why not bless a loved one with a great gift that will actually save them money?
Here are the Top 10 Money-Saving Gifts we recommend that are sure to be appreciated long after they are unwrapped:
Entertainment Book - For those who enjoy eating out, this valuable book is a must for saving money. With hundreds of local coupons for restaurants, movie theaters, bowling and more, this is sure to be hit all year long!
All You Magazine - Have someone that enjoys couponing on your Christmas list? This monthly magazine is the perfect gift for them! Chock full of great money-saving coupons and priced at just $1.42 an issue for the 2-year subscription, this is definitely the gift that keeps on giving.
The Couponizer - An organizing and shopping system for coupons and other discounts, The Couponizer is perfect for those wanting to spend less at the grocery store. Complete with scissors and a carrying bag, organizing those valuable coupons has never been easier!
Sam's Club Membership - A warehouse club membership is another great gift for the budget-conscious shopper. Produce, meats, and many dairy products can be purchased far cheaper from a warehouse club than the grocery store. Plus you can often find great bonus-buy packages that you can't purchase anywhere else.
Crockpot - Not only a time saver, there are endless frugal recipes one can master in a slow cooker. Since it uses less electricity than an oven, it saves energy, too! This is a must-have for busy moms on a budget.
FoodSaver Vacuum Food Sealer - If you know someone who enjoys buying or preparing food in bulk, a FoodSaver is a fantastic gift. Split up your bulk purchases or freezer meals into custom dinner-size portions, and you can seal them securely, saving room and your freezer and keeping your food fresh longer.
Bread Maker - What could be better than fresh, homemade bread? The opportunity to make it year round with the touch of a button. Bread Making machines produce delicious loaves for a fraction of the price of prepackaged bread. Perfect for the aspiring baker!
Smartshopper Grocery List Organizer - If you have kids in the house, you probably know just how hard it is to find a pen or pencil when you need it. Enter the Smartshopper, a digital grocery list organizer. Simply recite your list to the machine, and it will organize the items by category and print your list. This is not only a time saver, but it's immensely helpful in getting everyone in the house to help with keeping your grocery list current.
Programmable Thermostat - One of the easiest ways to cut your monthly bills is by installing a programmable thermostat. This might be an eyebrow raiser when it's unwrapped, but your recipient will be thanking you all winter long when they're saving big on their heating bills and again all summer when saving on cooling.
Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover - A proven plan for financial fitness, this bestselling book belongs in every frugal family's library. With simple and straightforward advice, Dave Ramsey is sure to motivate and inspire those seeking financial freedom. This is the perfect gift for newlyweds, college students, or those wanting to get control of their debt.