Holiday Savings Made Easy
Establish A Budget
Whether you choose to set a gift budget per person or just set an overall spending cap, it's important to set yourself a budget for each holiday. While gifts, food, and decorations usually take up the majority of the budget, don't forget to take into account other expenses like decorations, travel, and shipping costs if you are mailing gifts.
Skip The Extras
Sure, your favorite holiday special flavored latte from that fancy coffee shop sure is delicious but they're often overpriced and little expenses like that can really add up quickly. Skip unnecessary little expenses like that and the savings can really pile up to be used for more important things.
Enjoy Inexpensive Activities
Holidays aren't just about gifts. You can enjoy lots of inexpensive holiday activities with friends and family that can make your holiday memorable without breaking your budget like touring Christmas light displays, or visiting the pumpking patch.
Hosting a holiday based party for friends and family is wonderful, but it can also get expensive very quickly. Encourage friends and family to contribute by each bringing a dish or item that is needed.
Do Your Research
Don't hold off on your shopping until the last minute. Make sure to start your list early and do a bit of research to make sure you get the best deals on each item that you plan to buy.