Best Presents You’ll Never Buy!
Winter Break begins this week, yet all
over school, people are complaining. Are you one of the many
shoppers who is completely broke? Never
fear! The Lasso Online staff has come up with a number
of ideas to solve your shopping crisis. We have brainstormed
holiday presents that you can give your friends and family
for free (or for very little!)
a list of 15 or more of your favorite songs and make a CD
for your friends. This gift also works for your parents;
you might just want to change the genre a little!
you like to write, compose a poem for your parents or grandparents.
You could write about a favorite holiday, vacation, or birthday
memory you shared with them. Don’t
worry if you don’t have a favorite memory -- you can write
a descriptive poem about almost anything!
Depot, Giant, and Safeway – all these stores sell seed packets.
Find a flower, vegetable, or fruit that you or your parents
really like and buy a packet of seeds. Then, go to Michael’s,
Home Depot or A.C. Moore to pick up a small ceramic pot (a
small one can cost a mere 79 cents at Michael’s) and decorate
you not have enough money to shop or make a gift for your
family before the holidays? No
problem! Offer to make dinner...they’ll really appreciate
the effort and you probably already have most of the ingredients
at home. Also, check
out Lasso Online’s Holiday Recipes for some tasty holiday
Make your own scrapbook or collage of holiday photos. Michael’s and A.C. Moore sell very cool (yet
very cheap) decorations, paper, and other materials to personalize
Coupons: Here’s an idea…present your family members
with coupons! Nope,
we don’t mean coupons for Pizza Hut, but rather coupons for
chores that you can do to help them. The
holidays are hectic, but you can make them more relaxed by
offering to do the dishes, take out the garbage, drive your
younger siblings around, or anything else your family might
Preparing an entire meal may be a bit difficult for the more novice cooks
among us, but almost everyone can bake! Cookies,
brownies, cakes, pies – we all love a good dessert! Some are very simple to bake; Pilsbury sells rolls of holiday cookies that simply require
you to slice them, put them on a baking tray, and pop them
in the oven. Not too difficult!
you an artist or filmmaker? Well,
put your skills to use by making your own holiday film, drawing,
painting, or sculpture. Everyone
will appreciate your talent