We came across these in a store with so many lovely hand made gifts. These super cute monkey plush toys were made from recycled socks and stuffed with organic cotton. They are super cute and make wonderful gifts. Just another hand made creation to consider when you are buying gifts for any occasion. Think local, handmade first to keep your costs down and get a gift that will last. You will also be helping your community and local artisans. When you buy local you will avoid the high retail costs that include the fuel and shipping charges as well as the marketing and packaging materials that YOU the consumer pay for. Keep your costs down and buy from your town. Look around today and you will be amazed at the local talent that produces such wonderful things. When you are out of town look around as well and you will pleasantly surprised at what was under your nose all along.
Don’t forget to use these skills all year long, whether you are picking up a gift for a wedding shower, a new baby, a birthday or other occasion use these tips to help you save big and pick up super meaningful gifts helping your town keeping your funds local.