<p>So many Christmas gifts – and gadgets, in general – require batteries these days. Give the gift of a battery charger and some rechargeable batteries, and you&#39;ll be regarded as a true holiday hero.</p><p>By now we&#39;ve all heard that LED bulbs can save a lot of money, but how many people have actually made the switch? Identify the hold-outs on your gift list, and give them a pack of LED bulbs to get them started.</p><p>Newspapers are a great source for coupons and information about free events. Identify the non-subscribers on your gift list, and introduce them to a new way to save.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Buy through Discountednewspapers.com, and you&#39;ll save 50% or more off of the subscription cost.</p><p>School coupon books make a great gift since they&#39;re loaded with coupons specific to the recipient&#39;s locale, and can be used all year.</p><p>Don&#39;t live close enough to the recipient to buy the local school coupon book? Then, <a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-6454255-11905122-1442883088000" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">buy an Entertainment Book</a>, instead. They can be purchased online for locations all over the United States.</p><p>Switching to reusable shopping bags is a great way to go green, and now that more and more stores are offering discounts for bringing your own bags (or charging you extra when you don&#39;t), it&#39;s also a great way to save green. Make or buy reusable shopping bags for the people on your gift list, and they&#39;ll save every time they shop.</p><p>Plastic sandwich bags have to be bought again and again. Take this item off of someone&#39;s shopping list for good by surprising them with a couple reusable sandwich bags. The Lunchskins bags (pictured at left) come with a lifetime warranty.</p><p>Candles can spruce up a room on the cheap; reduce your reliance on lamps and help you to find your way around the house when the power is out. They&#39;re a frugal must-have if ever there was one, and a great gift choice to boot. Buy some nice beeswax candles to give, and cross a few more names off of your shopping list.</p><p>Flashlights are another can&#39;t-live-without item, but the cost of replacing those flashlight batteries? Well, we could all live without that. Purchase crank flashlights for the people on your list, and they&#39;ll never have to buy replacement batteries again.</p>With gas prices as high as they are, who wouldn&#39;t love to receive a gas card for Christmas? Pick some up the next time you fill up, and your shopping is done.<p>Know someone with a costly bottled water habit? Buy them a high-quality water bottle, like the stainless steel bottle by Klean Kanteen, and help them break that habit for good.</p><p>Purchase a water filtration pitcher or faucet filtration system for someone on your list, and give the gift of clean, good-tasting water, minus the plastic bottle.</p><p>Know someone without a crockpot? Then, snag one on sale, and present it with a collection of your favorite crockpot recipes.</p><p>TVs, computers and many other electronics in our homes use electricity, even when they&#39;re turned off. Give the gift of a Smart Strip surge protector, which eliminates this type of energy use, and your friends and family will enjoy a smaller electric bill this month and every month to come.</p><p>Know someone that enjoys spending time in the kitchen? Encourage the habit by buying them all the supplies they&#39;ll need to get started canning.</p><p>Pick up a nice day planner for someone on your gift list, and you&#39;ll save the recipient the expense of having to buy one.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Choose a planner that allows you to write in the dates, rather than one that is made for a specific year. That way, if the recipient already has a planner, yours can be put up for next year.</p><p>Know someone that enjoys writing letters or that pays bills by mail? Buy them a book of forever stamps and a box of envelopes, and they&#39;ll be able to keep up the habit for free.</p><p>Help someone along the road to financial independence by giving them a copy of a book from a finance guru that you respect.</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.thebalance.com/best-books-about-frugal-living-1388553" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Great Frugal Living Books to Give</a></li></ul><p>Encourage smart financial decisions with a gift subscription to <em>Money</em>, <em>Kiplinger&#39;s Personal Finance</em>, <em>Consumer Reports</em> or <em>Arthur Frommer&#39;s Budget Travel</em>. There&#39;s nothing like a monthly reminder to spend wisely.</p><p>A coin sorter is one gift that will literally help the recipient save money.</p><p>Towels can take FOREVER to dry. Treat someone to a set of quick-dry towels, and help them cut down on the time their towels spend in the dryer (that&#39;s good for both their utility bills and the life of their towels).</p><p>Fabric softener is so 2010. Give everyone on your list a set of wool dryer balls, and wow them with soft, wrinkle-free clothes in less time.</p><p>If you know someone well enough to buy them a gift, you should also know them well enough to know where they shop – and that makes gift selection a breeze. Choose a gift card for their preferred grocery store, drug store, hair salon, or big box store; and you&#39;ll be putting money back into their budget.</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-buy-gift-cards-for-less-1387784" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Buy Gift Cards for Less</a></li></ul>Everyone has a favorite indulgence. It might be expensive shampoo, a particular brand of coffee or eating at a certain restaurant. Find out what the recipient&#39;s favorite is, and then indulge it. It&#39;s a gift that will bring them joy, while saving them money.