5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas that Offer Financial Security and Won’t Break the Bank!
Who really needs another coffee mug, candle, or video game for the Holidays? This year, with the economy officially in a recession, give the people you love a gift they can really use—a sense of financial security.
I know what you’re thinking: Financial gifts are about as exciting as a Cuban election. But here are six creative gift ideas for the adults and kids in your life that they just may appreciate. These gifts will provide your loved ones with financial knowledge and money-management skills, safeguard their financial security, and maybe even provide a little entertainment value!
1. The Mail Boss Locking Security Mailbox
|Give the gift of peace of mind and mail security with the Mail Boss locking security mailbox for ultimate mail and identity theft protection. The MailBoss mailbox can’t be pried open like other locking mailboxes, and with its 12- and 14-gauge powder-coated galvanized steel construction, its built to last for decades! Available for $199 online and $149-$169 in a store near you, the MailBoss won’t break your bank, and just may save the bank of the lucky recipient of this “recession proof” holiday gift.|
2. Monopoly – A Classic Boardgame
3. A Cross-Cut Paper Shredder
|Help the people you love protect their most valuable asset: their identity. Ripping up personal documents with sensitive information just won’t cut it—resourceful identity thieves have been known to piece them back together. There are many models available for relatively low cost ($45-$65). Look for a cross-cut model for ultimate security so pieces are illegible and can’t be reassembled. (See our review of the Powershred P-57Cs by Fellowes here). As a bonus, the shredded paper is great for safely packaging delicate items!|