Gift Closets

Gift Closets

Julia Cho
Jul 24, 2009

Do you have one? A closet shelf or bin where you keep gifts? And the even bigger question really- is it OK to put "regifts" in that gift closet?

It's supposed to be economical to have a gift closet. This way, when you see something on sale, you purchase it for the future. Stick it in your gift closet and when your child's playmate's birthday sneaks up on you, you're ready with a great, and inexpensive, gift.

We've tried a gift shelf in the past, and while many of the small hostess gifts did come in handy, we felt like we collected a lot of junk that we didn't feel really proud to give anymore. We really like buying personal, thoughtful gifts for people, so sometimes the gift closet idea works for us, and sometimes it doesn't.

A few good resources to get you started on your own gift closet if you're so inclined:

Planning a Gift Closet from Frugal Village.

Assembling a Gift Closet from Creative Homemaking.

Get Yourself a Gift Closet! from Mom Logic.

Pic via Merriment Design.

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