Think outside of the box for your gift giving. Try thrift-stores for unique one-of-kind items. Even my 38-year-old son likes to display toys from his childhood so I’m always on the lookout for vintage toys. One of my other son’s all-time favorite gifts was a huge tote of Lego purchased at a thrift store. Another son got a tote full of Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles. My kids didn’t care if a gift was used, especially when they got a big tote bin full. I’ve bought nice mugs, added a couple packets of flavored cocoa mix, and candy canes.
I’ve picked up new-in box items too, including sealed boxes of vintage stationery for a daughter who loves to write letters, nice throws, pajama sets, most likely someone else’s gifts they didn’t care for.
Contributor: Mary Potter Kenyon from marypotterkenyon.com