This post is inspired by my 23 year old daughter’s 2013 Christmas list that included a Costco membership and a Lifeproof cell phone case. Getting a Christmas list like this makes for one very proud “mommy moment” because it tells me I raised a financially smart kid.
Tip: Ask for a Christmas list that includes categories in the following areas: what you need, what you want and what would further your education or help you earn more money.
Here are a few 2013 Christmas Gift Ideas that will make people richer by saving them money all year.
For the Cell Phone Lover – Waterproof Cell Phone Case $80
This Lifeproff iPhone 5S case is at the top of my daughter’s money saving gift list this holiday season. (I’ve already ordered it for her since she just got a new phone and opted out of the $200 insurance with Verizon) I painfully know (and you might too) that a shattered smart phone screen can run $100 to repair and water damage can render your phone useless costing $300 or more to replace it out of contract. So this is a smart money saving choice for anyone who owns a cell phone because it’s drop proof, waterproof and screen protected.
For the Car Enthusiast – Car Duster $13
A California Car Duster @ $12.39 reduces the number times you have to spend money washing your car – it’s super easy to use, takes less than one minute and saves on average $15-$30 each time you use it .
For the Cook/Busy Mom – Slow cooker $50
The average family easily spends $2,500 or more each year eating out – help them cut that bill in half with an easy to use slow-cooker – Tip: To beef it up (pun intended) toss in some slow-cooker liners to reduce clean up time and a cookbook with your favorite recipe tabbed.
For the Fitness Buff – Britta Water Filter $25
The average American family spends $615 a year on bottled water; you can help eliminate this entire expense.
For the Decorator – Energy Efficient Light Bulbs $10- $20
Using energy efficient lighting can save families an average of about $200 per year in electricity. Costco has fantastic prices on multi packs.
For the Techie or Video Gamer – Rechargeable Batteries $20
Rechargeable batteries are a great way to help save families especially with teens lots money all year.
For the Shopper – Big Box Store Membership
A Costco $55 membership can easily save a household $600 per year by buying in bulk.
For the Reader – Financial Book $15
A financial book like Money Starts Here! Your Practical Guide to Survive and Thrive In Any Economy @ $14.95 can help save thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on bank accounts, credit cards, loans and everyday items.
For the Driver – AAA – Annual Membership $48
Members can easily save well over $100 a year on everything from travel, dining, shopping and more. Bonus: They will have peace of mind knowing they have someone to call if they get stranded on the road.
For the Saver – Coin Sorter $8
Make saving and organizing all that loose pocket change easier.
For the Spender – Coupon Book $20
You can quickly and easily save on dining out, going to the movies, travel, shopping online and more by using a coupon book like the Entertainment coupon book. It saves the average user $125 per year and only costs $20.
For the Fashionista – At Home Dry Cleaning Kit $20
One box of Woolite Dry Cleaning sheets will cut your dry cleaning bill by $200 bucks!!!
Do you have any money saving gift ideas? If you do, please share them with us!
Enjoy the savings!