Have you ever ran around at the last minute, looking for gifts, only to end up buying something you really don’t want at a price that is far more than you intended to spend? Holidays don’t have to be expensive. You can make gifts, of course, but if you want to buy them, here are a few suggestions for saving money.
- Make a list.
It’s always convenient to make a list of all the people that you will be giving a gift to. Make sure you know what their interests are so you get a gift that they will appreciate. It will make it special for them and for you. (If you are looking for fun gifts for kids, check out my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for infants-teens)
- Buy in advance.
Don’t wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping because you’ll end up paying high prices for stuff you don’t even like. This happens especially with popular toys each year. If you decide to go a local mall, make sure you do it during the first two weeks of November. You’ll avoid the majority of Christmas shoppers and you are guaranteed to find what you’re looking for at lower prices.
- Take advantage of online pre-Christmas Sales.
Most stores offer deep online discounts (up to 70%) on toys, clothing, accessories, gifts, candles, and more before Christmas during the months of October and November. They even offer Free Shipping with your order.
- Buy from the comfort of your home.
Every year, more people buy online to save time and money. By buying online, you’ll be able to see every item on every gift category you’re interested in without the hassle of searching a whole store or waiting in long lines, only to find out that what you’re looking for is not available or is overpriced. You’ll also receive the items you purchased early, giving you time to wrap them in advance.
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Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.