Time and Money-Saving Gift Ideas

(StatePoint) If you have a big family or a lot of friends, you may find yourself find yourself too short on time — and cash for that matter — to buy presents for when Graduation season comes around.

Luckily, the savings experts at Dollar General have a few gift ideas that are easy and fun.

DIY Canning Jar Recipes

For an affordable and personable gift, try picking up a bag of cookie mix, a one dollar canning jar, ribbon, and a colorful gift tag. Place the cookie mix inside the canning jar, decorate with a ribbon and attach the directions for preparing the cookie mix on the gift tag. With endless choices for cookie flavors and decorative gift tags and ribbons, you can create a one-of-a-kind and tasty gift.

Gift Cards

If you’ve ever struggled to find a gift for someone that has everything, consider giving a gift card. Dress it up with a ornament or let your kids make a card for a unique twist. While the recipient enjoys choosing their own gift, you can celebrate with the time you saved!

Auto-Renewal Options

Give the gift that keeps on giving this by signing your friends and family up for auto-renewal items from a discount retailer.  You can schedule items like cleaning products, toilet paper, office supplies, coffee and more to be delivered on a weekly or monthly basis.   This way, you can have your college bound graduate prepared for their dorm stay by providing them convenient and helpful products.

Magazine Subscription

Getting ready for college classes can be stressful, but you can help provide some down time by paying for a subscription to your college bound graduate’s favorite magazine.  Some subscriptions even come with goodies, such as a purse, duffle bag or cosmetics.

Giving meaningful gifts to friends and family doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time or money.