As y'all know, the holidays are fast approaching. I am doing all I can to get items as inexpensively as possible this year. Moreso than my usual frugal self. In the past I have given my niece subscriptions to kids magazines. Nick Jr was the last one. I don't want to do Nickolodeon. I just came across an ad in my Family Fun magazine. Give a subscription to 2 people for the price of one. It ends up being $5 per year per person. Seeing that my bro is divorced, and each of them has her half the time, I wondered if this would be a good idea. The parents wouldn't fight over which house the magazine went to, niece could do some of the activities/crafts that take a little longer to do because she would have directions at each of her homes, etc... I would wrap 2 copies of the Dec edition with some craft supplies for each house. Is this something a child in kindergarten would like? I have not ever had to deal with the whole 2 household thing but I know that exSIL does NOT like to send school notices or doctor's office info, etc.. to my brother. I thought this might be fun AND keep some of the squabbles away. Anyone else have cheap/free ideas for Christmas/holiday gifts?