Tis the season to get wrapped up in holiday spending! Studies show holiday sales are expected to top $1 trillion this year. Don’t make this year a repeat of last, toss your current gift list away and start at square one. Here’s your holiday spending survival guide.
Invest in Yourself
Yes, it’s the season of giving, but a little self-care never hurt anyone! Take time for yourself among the stress of the holiday season. Treat yourself to your favorite coffee drink, make time for yoga, or even take a quick trip with your best friends.
Create New Traditions
Whether it’s spending Christmas Eve caroling for the neighbors or baking Christmas cookies for the local nursing home, find new holiday traditions and get all your friends and family involved. It doesn’t have to cost a thing!
Give Your Time
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your friends and family? Why not give them the gift of your time! It can be as easy as giving your best friend a girls’ day out on the town or giving your brother a coupon to the movie theater. The best part of all – you don’t have to spend a thing until that day!
Wrap Like A Pro
Kick pricy wrapping paper to the curb and opt for your very own DIY paper! Check out these ideas to make the most of your money and impress your gift recipients!
Organize Holiday Volunteering Instead of a Holiday Party
Turn your annual holiday party into an annual holiday volunteer outing. Make blankets for the local youth shelter or donate your time to serve meals. You’ll make a big impact, without having to worry about making sure your guests leave happy and full.
Travel Like A Pro
If you’re planning on taking off on a holiday trip this year, create a clear budget for your travel plans and stick to it. Resist the impulse to upgrade to the nicer suite or to snatch the perfect souvenir – your vacation should be spent with your family!