You can enjoy a financially sound holiday by finding creative ways of controlling holiday spending. These budget-friendly tips can help you save money and celebrate. Holiday pricing can help you save money in the months before Christmas.
Don’t Be Afraid to Give Gifts
Gifts are a great way to give them while staying within your budget. These are the rules of re-gifting.
- Gifts that you haven’t used can be given only.
- You can give away items you don’t use but like.
- Gifts to people you don’t even know.
- Give only unbroken gifts, and only give the parts they need.
Reward points on Credit Cards
This is a great way to save reward points on credit cards for holiday spending. It’s like getting a gift for nothing. Your reward points can be converted into gift cards before expiry. To redeem your perks, you can also use the card’s perk center online.
Trim Your List
It’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas spirit and start Shopping for everyone and everything. By focusing on your closest friends and family, you can decrease the number of people that you spend money on. Make homemade gifts and bake goods for your friends and coworkers instead.
Shipping Costs Reduced
Gifts for family and friends can cost more than the gift itself. Go to Canada Post’s website to find out how much shipping a gift will cost. Prepaid envelopes cost less than shipping a box. You can use them to mail DVDs or thin books. It is possible to save money by buying gifts that can fit into a standard envelope, such as movie tickets and gift cards.
Handmade gifts are a fun way to gift affordable gifts to loved ones. You can find inspiration and ideas for crafting gifts on DIY and craft websites such as
Be Ready for Next Year
Don’t throw away wrapping paper and bows. It is important to have somewhere to store all your gift-wrapping supplies, as well as any items that you won’t use next year. You can save money by purchasing wrapping supplies after the holidays.
The True Meaning of Season
When you become too focused on buying gifts, it is easy to lose sight of the true meaning behind holidays. Spending money is not the true spirit of holidays. It’s about spending time with family and friends. There is still plenty to enjoy. Online discounts, Cyber Monday deals and holiday pricing can help you save money in the months before Christmas. Retailers also have clever ways to simplify the shopping experience, such as same-day delivery and expanded curbside pickup. There’s no better time than now to give back to your community, whether you spend your holiday gift budget in independently-owned shops or buy gift cards for your favorite local restaurants. There are many ways to spread holiday cheer that don’t cost a lot. These include homemade gifts and delicious treats that will be a hit with everyone.
Celebrate the season this year by being more economical and frugal with your holiday spending. If you can find cheaper and more meaningful gifts, you will enjoy a happier holiday.