Everyone has a couponista in their lives, whether it’s your mother, sister or friend (hopefully you are too!). It can be difficult to shop for frugals who frown on paying full price, and even harder to convince them to not return items for which you probably “overpaid.” Luckily, we at Save On Everything put together a handful of gift ideas that will stand up to even the most sophisticated of couponista interrogations, including the definitive question: You didn’t pay retail for this, did you?
1. A Personal Printer and a Sturdy Pair of Scissors
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There are those couponistas who still enjoy the age old method of printing their coupons and/or cutting them out of newspapers, magazines and weekly circulars. For these old school couponers, an at-home personal printer (purchased with a coupon ON SALE) is the perfect gift. Precision is key when cutting on the dotted lines, so a sturdy pair of scissors is a “shearly chic,” yet inexpensive, essential for any couponista.
2. A Stylish Coupon Clutch
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It’s imperative for extreme couponers to stay organized; expired coupons are of no use, except to serve as continued reminders of missed discounts and deals. Coupons can be expertly cataloged into standard binders or photo albums, but we love the idea of a stylish coupon clutch. For couponistas on-the-go, a fashionable clutch is the ultimate everyday solution.
3. A Smartphone
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Some coupon sites, including Save On Everything, offer the option to digitally “clip” coupons and present them to retailers and restaurants via mobile phone. Digital coupons save the expenses of having to buy printer paper and toner. Even better, couponistas with cell phones don’t have to remember to bring paper coupons whenever and wherever they want to shop. With holiday discounts and deals aplenty, don’t overlook smartphones as an affordable gift option.
4. A Quirky Piggy Bank
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Couponistas can bring home the bacon and save it for a rainy day with this little piggy. The Porkfolio takes the old-fashioned piggy bank into the modern age. It wirelessly connects to an app on your mobile device so you can track your balance and set financial goals. Its nose even lights up in celebration every time a U.S. coin is inserted — how cute!
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Coffee mugs, tee shirts and key chains — nobody can ever have enough of them. What better way for couponistas to flaunt their fabulous frugality than with amusing novelty items like these. And no matter what holiday gifts you choose to buy, just remember one thing: always remove the price tags!
What will you be gifting to your favorite couponistas this holiday season? Share your suggestions by posting a comment below!