I love everything about the holiday season. The smell of the fir trees, sweater weather, warm cider and especially giving gifts. Which gets expensive. Fast. If your like me then you try to buy for everyone in your family.. and not just one gift but a few. And not just a few gifts.. but the perfect gifts. It adds up and in the end I wonder if it was even worth the cost. This year Im saving money on Christmas gifts, but Im still going to give great gifts. Here are a few ways that you can too!
Instead of buying for every person, draw names and devote your gift giving to them. This way everyone gets a gift (including you) while saving time, money and the stress of shopping for the entire family. Make sure everyone agrees on the spending limit and no one is left out of the drawing.
Homemade gifts tend to be cheaper then store bought ones. You can whip them up in multiples, personalize them and homemade gifts are always more special. (Need some thrifty gifty ideas? Here are some great ideas)
Black Friday is not always the best time to buy. Plus you are not guaranteed the gift you are after. Great sales have already started and will continue through Christmas. The best way to save is to know how much the gift costs and when you see it for a good price.. grab it.
Seems pretty simple, right? I hope these tips help.. Ill share 3 more next week so check back for more ways to save. Now time to link up your money saving ideas! Its a linky party y’all!
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