We’re sharing money-saving tips with you now to help you avoid debt hangover and have a less difficult January next year.
1. Play a gift giving game
Buying just one gift this Christmas is an easy way to save money. It’s a great way to share the holiday spirit while saving money on games like Secret Santa, Left/Right and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The most important thing is the time spent with the family, so you don’t have to buy gifts for every family member.
2. Set a spending limit
Talk to friends and family about budgeting before you head to the mall to join the crowd or browse the web for online shopping. This allows you to give thoughtful gifts without going overboard.
3. Make a list
Make a list of everything you need once you’ve decided who you’re shopping for, and stick to it! Without a rule to follow when shopping, it’s too easy to lose control. This applies to food purchases for all holiday feasts, as well as purchases of holiday accessories and clothing.
4. Stick to cash
Set a budget for gifts, food, decorations, clothing, etc. for an amount of money to be spent. During the holiday season, if possible, withdraw the same amount in cash. Once you have done this, separate them into separate envelopes and label each one with the appropriate category. If you do, you’ll spend less and have fewer surprises when you get your bank statements in January.
5. Take your time
It’s worth giving the gift of your time at Christmas instead of buying items. Consider taking care of pets, watching children, walking the dog, cleaning the house, washing the car, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, or just spending time with loved ones doing volunteer work.
We reassure you that there is nothing wrong with giving a gift that you have previously received but never used. Sell it if you have no reason to keep it and think someone else would appreciate it more.
Instead of buying gifts for family members or friends who already have everything, suggest a group donation to a local nonprofit. You can feel good about helping others while saving money.
8. Be crafty
Handmade gifts are usually so special and ideal for distant family members. Instead of buying a gift, challenge yourself and your family to make something with the resources you already have. The same method can be used to wrap gifts.
9. Gift experiences
Instead of buying gifts for your spouse, children, and other family members, consider pooling your resources to provide for a family event you’re already planning or saving for. Consider a trip to the zoo, a membership to a science museum or water park, or a year’s worth of access to an online streaming service.
If you love sending holiday cards, you might want to send e-cards this year to save money and help the environment a little.
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