Those who have been dreaming of snow and listening to Christmas music for months can rejoice – it’s finally acceptable to deck the halls! Here’s how you can save money on decorations, presents and more this holiday season!
Start In Advance
Make your holiday budget early using all the receipts from the past season. Utilizing a budget based on real numbers will help you stay on track for next year’s festivities. Also, take advantage of sales after the holidays to stock up on décor for next year.
Budget, Budget, Budget
Compile a list of people you know you need to buy gifts for and assign a dollar amount to each. Keep this list close to you whenever you start shopping and don’t allow yourself to spend any more than you have planned. A gift card or an envelope of cash is a good way to keep track of your spending. Only allow yourself to spend what’s on the gift card or in the envelope and leave the rest of your wallet at home.
Give From The Heart
Spread holiday cheer from the heart. It takes planning and time, but homemade gifts can be much cheaper and much more personal than store bought gifts. Whether it’s a batch of homemade jam for your children’s teachers or personalized mugs for your closest girlfriends, a little work can go a long way!
Surf The Web
Kick up your feet and get comfy, studies show shopping for gifts online is cheaper than heading to the store. This is because you can surf the web for the lowest price and use discount codes to save even more. Many sites, including Amazon, will ship your items for free if you spend a certain dollar amount.
Don’t let a budget-friendly holiday season keep you from spending quality time with the people you care for most! For more ways to save this holiday season, check out our website or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.