6 Ways to Save On Christmas Gifts

6th September 2016
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Christmas season is fast approaching and many people are thinking about ways to save money on Christmas gift.

Christmas is a time when people want to spoil their loved by giving gifts.

But if you are on a tight Christmas budget this year you might want to look at the following 6 ways you can save for Christmas gift.

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1. Shop Early

Start your Christmas gift buying early so that you avoid rushing during the last days of Christmas. If you buy your gift rushing you are more likely to spend more money.

If you buy your gift rushing you are more likely to spend more money.

By shopping early you are more likely to stick to your Christmas budget. You will

You will also be able to save money as you will have more time to shop finding gifts that you budgeted for and you will enjoy your Christmas season even more.

Shopping early means you can also shop your gifts in sales taking advantage of great offers in events such as the Black Friday  or on Bank Holiday

2. Stick To Your Christmas Gifts Budget

Set up a budget for the gift you intend to buy for Christmas. Make it a priority that you stick to your Christmas gift budget so that you don’t overspend on Christmas gift.

Read More: How To Budget For Christmas

3. Consider Scaling Down On Gift Giving

Try to reduce the number of people that you buy presents for. Buying a present for the bin man, postman or your neighbour’s dog can be put on hold if money is tight.

You might also want to consider only buying Christmas gift for children only and leave out the adults. This will surely reduce the amount you spent on Christmas gifts.

4. Make Your Own Christmas Gifts

If you like DIY Crafting you might want to consider making your own Christmas gifts. This could be from making Christmas cards, creating your own gift tags, baking mince pies and other skills.

You can learn some of the skills by watching free YouTube videos. You can also buy Christmas gift making books which will save you a lot of money.

One of my best books on the homemade Christmas gift ideas I have bought which has a lot of easy to make gift ideas is Handmade Gift By Dk.

Although handmade gifts tend to be inexpensive I have found out that most people tend to appreciate more handmade gifts than store bought gift.

So it turns out that making your own homemade gift is worth the effort after all.

5. Save On Wrapping Paper

Shop for your Christmas wrapping paper off season or soon after Christmas as you usually get great offers of up 70% off original price.

There other ways to save money on wrapping papers such as using old newspapers, brown paper or old magazines.

6. Shop In Charity Shops And Car Boot

Charity shops and Car boot are not places to shun away if you are on a tight Christmas or if you want to save money on Christmas presents. You can easily find new or nearly new items there. You can find stock fillers such as children’s book or toys at a giveaway price.

You can easily find new or nearly new items there. You can find stock fillers such as children’s book or toys at a giveaway price.

7.  Secret Santa

If you meet with relatives for Christmas you could organise a secret Santa where you agree on the amount that each one has to spent buying a present.

8. Recycle Gift

If you have unwanted gifts laying around your house you could re-gift these to others. This will save you money and you will also benefit by living in a less cluttered house.

Read More: 6 Tips For Keeping Your Home Tidy

Finally

Don’t be overwhelmed into buying expensive Christmas gift that will leave you out of pocket.  Shop Christmas gifts that are within your limits don’t go out of your way

Shop Christmas gifts that are within your limits don’t go out of your way buying presents you can’t afford on credit just to please others.

Over to you…

How do you save money on Christmas gifts or presents?

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