The holiday season is right around the corner and it will soon be time to start picking up gifts for your friends and loved ones. We already showed you how to start saving up for Christmas presents so now it’s time to pull the trigger and actually get the gifts.
You can absolutely keep your costs down and still bring some great holiday cheer. With a bit of thriftiness, creativity and effort, your gifts will mean a lot to the recipients without busting your holiday budget.
Use these tips as a jumping-point to start your holiday shopping.
Keep It Personal
Photos, scrapbooks and anything that reminds that special someone of you will mean a lot more than an expensive gift. For example, two years ago, I got my fiancé an empty photo album… stick with me. The point of the gift is for us to put one photo/year into the album and it will grow over time. It was a $20 gift that should last a lifetime.
Cooking/Baking (no fruitcakes!)
I love eating around the holiday season – and I’m sure you do too. With so many parties and events to attend, consumable presents are an easy win. Chocolates, cookies and even entrees are a great way to show people you care. Dried, canned or preserved food items will make an easy transition from under-the-tree to on-the-table.
You don’t need to be Martha Stewart to put a little bit of craftiness into your holiday gift-giving. Items like candles, decorations and holiday-inspired crafts can easily be spruced up with personal touches to make the gift even more meaningful. Know your strengths to make something easy, yet nice.
Good luck and Happy Holidays!