Quick tip: Cheapest gift bags ever

The holidays are here, and it is time to wrap those gifts.

So start eating cereal!

And save the empty bags. Wrap your gift in colored tissue paper, insert it in the plastic bag and tie with a bow. You could customize with Sunday funnies, draw on the outside and use any kind of ribbon — maybe a reusable hair band for a child, a headband for an athlete … you get the idea.

Goldfish crackers have a beautiful silver bag (just wash it out and/or wrap up your gift to avoid any leftover grease rubbing off on your present inside).

The possibilities are endless … and oh so frugal.

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3 thoughts on “Quick tip: Cheapest gift bags ever

  1. erin says:

    I thought for sure you were going to say pillow cases!!! Wrap bigger gifts in those with a ribbon and you are good to go. Have fun!

  2. Cheap Like Me says:

    I don’t know … I think my daughter’s breakfast trash is cheaper than a pillowcase! But it’s a good argument for grabbing random pillowcases at yard sales, thrift stores, etc. They’re also a great way to store quilts, blankets, sets of sheets, etc. in the closet … which you can’t do with cereal bags.

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