Publish Date: 17/04/2018
Save money with these easy handmade gift ideas
With many South Africans feeling the pinch this year, we know that your gift-giving budget might be a little tighter than usual. Don’t worry, we’ve scoured the Internet to come up with a range of easy handmade gifts that will help you save money.
Homemade slime kit: If you have a young child in your life you undoubtedly know that everyone wants to know how to make slime. Create a slime-making kit for older children (ages 8 and up) – we’ve been told with authority by the little people in our lives that the best slime mixtures contain contact lens solutions. You will find a handy recipe here. Simply collect all the ingredients, print out the instructions and this gift is sorted.
Make your own Memory game, with your memories: Children love playing Memory and when they’re playing a game with photos of the people they love, they’ll want to play it even more! Choose a selection of photos, print doubles of each photo, cut them all the same size and then laminate each photo. The fun really starts when you start challenging one another to remember where that photo was taken.
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Get creative with mugs
Nature will thank you for these gifts, too
Say ‘I love you’ with these easy DIY gifts
Old jars can be perfect vessels for creative homemade gifts!
Buy mason jars or save empty coffee containers and fill these up with gifts.
The gift that keeps on giving
In this age of consumerisms, it’s easy to get caught up in the gift-giving madness. While big, extravagant gifts have their place, smaller more thoughtful gifts can also send a clear message of love and appreciation. Consider opening an African Bank Tax-Free Investment for your loved one. With a minimum investment of R50, the money you invest in our Tax Free Investment account will earn 8.67% on the anniversary month. The recipient of your “gift” could make their own monthly deposits and perhaps you can also contribute on that person’s birthday month. The amount saved will not be taxed on any growth earned up to R33 000 per year. Click here to find out more.
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