Unique Money-Saving Holiday Gifts

Looking for great gifts that won't break the bank? Money Girl's 5 unique ideas for gift giving.

Laura Adams, MBA
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f you’re looking for last-minute holiday gifts that won’t break the bank, here are 5 unique ideas:

  1. College Savings Gift Card: you or other family members can beef up a child’s college fund by purchasing a GradSave gift card that’s redeemable online for any 529 or college savings plan.
  2. Museum Memberships: are educational, fun gifts for children and adults. Find a science or art museum and purchase a pass that saves money all year long.
  3. Music Lessons: allow loved-ones to try out their singing voice or learn how to play an instrument. Contact a local music store for instructor referrals or more information.
  4. Coupons: are easy to give at the last-minute or to show your creativity. For instance, “Trip to the Zoo Coupon” or “Trip to Your Favorite Store Coupon” gives children or adults something special to look forward to.
  5. Magazine Subscriptions: are inexpensive gifts that appeal to anyone with an interest or hobby in thousands of topics, like home decorating, cars, boating, personal finance, or art. Click here to get discounts on the most popular magazine subscriptions.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a frequent, trusted source for the national media. Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlersbook is her newest title. Laura's previous book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show.