One of the things that causes stress this time of year is money...the fact that most of us have a limited amount.  If you have a lot of people to get gifts for, but limited resources, it's a good time to get creative.  I've been reading up on low-budget gift ideas and see there are loads of tips online.  If you've got patience and/or craft skills there are many items you could make.  But for those who want to purchase items but don't have much to spend, I found this article really helpful, especially if you've got 20 and 30-somethings on your list.  Pancake mix and maple syrup is a nice idea.  So is a recipe box with a few favorite recipes.

There isn't much time left to go shopping so here's an opportunity for you to help other Ocean County residents.  Please use the Comments section to share a low-cost gift idea.

Thanks, in advance, for sharing.  And Happy Holidays!