This is a Family Shoebox that we have put together using online and stores that are local to us here in Worthing. You will have other low cost stores where you are. We are in no way promoting any particular retail outlet, we just wanted to put together a shoebox to inspire people that creating one doesn’t have to cost the earth. To reduce the cost still further there are Buy One, Get One free offers, lots of items can be bought at charity shops for a lot less money. Handmade items like flannels can be made and stitched, hats/gloves/scarves can be knitted, headscarf can be sewn, even handmade candles. Most of us have tools that hang around in drawers and how many of us need two tape measures or multiple flat headed screwdrivers? Be creative, have fun and please don’t spend a fortune. Just make your shoebox the sort of box that if you opened it you would be delighted.