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The Best Christmas Gift: Creating Personal Coupons for Meaningful Holiday Presents

A few years ago I received the best Christmas gift ever! My kids made coupons for me that I could cash in when I wanted or needed something. Let’s say I was missing time with my boys – I had coupons available to use for things like:

  1. Coffee dates
  2. Going for a walk with me 
  3. Doing a puzzle with me (only when I really wanted to torture them) 
  4. Mowing the yard
  5. Doing the laundry for a week
  6. Making dinner
  7. Taking care of the dishes for the day/week

I had coupons that I could cash in when I wanted to do these things. Being gifted these coupons gave me one-on-one time with my boys that I sincerely enjoyed: the gift of time, attention, and love. This gift was such a thoughtful gift.

You can create your own personal coupons to give to loved ones, especially for those that have everything and are so hard to buy for. Give them a coupon to cash in for a free batch of homemade cookies, a home cooked meal, to mow the lawn, to spend an hour weeding the yard, or maybe even clean the gutters. Whatever it is, you can give them a gift that is helpful, which can be more important than a gift of an item that they may not really want or will use.

Anything that you can think of that person would enjoy, you can create a coupon for! The point is you can give thoughtful coupons that will last all year long and not become financially stressed because of the holidays.

Hoping to enjoy a no-stress holiday season this year? Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more tips, tricks, and resources that will support you through the most wonderful (and sometimes stressful) time of the year! 

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Terina Bainter

With my knowledge and experience gained from managing money in both my personal and professional life for over 32 years, I have chosen to operate according to the Financial Coach Academy system.  Where I work alongside my clients to teach them the steps to create and maintain a budget, formulate a plan to pay off debt, and obtain financial confidence.

Ultimately, my goal is to help you improve your life and save you money by reducing the anxiety, time, and expenses that your finances are causing. Learning the skills to manage your finances and paperwork is the perfect place to begin your journey!

Together we will create and apply a personalized budget, uncover, and work through any underlying money thoughts and beliefs, create and implement a personalized plan that shows the changes (big and small) that you can make so that you get to where you want to be – Financial Security!