tip #1 Creating and making – instead of buying a gift says "I
think enough of you to give of myself" and isn’t that the reason
for the gift in the first place? You’ll also save a bunch and have
some fun at the same time.
tip #2 You can stock pile casual gifts by taking
advantage of company give-aways you receive (toaster for opening a
bank account, etc). They save time and money when your boss invites
you (at the last minute, of course) to his cousin’s wedding.
tip #3 Ship gifts using the most inexpensive method. Give
yourself enough time to compare shipping and mailing rates to avoid
having to send gifts at the last minute at higher next-day and two-day
rates. Some stores provide free shipping.