Christmas is the most beautiful, but also one of the most expensive holidays. Did you know that the average American spends around $980 on Christmas gifts? Also, this doesn’t include Christmas meals, decorations, travel, and others. That’s a lot of money! Considering this, you are probably asking, is it possible to have a great Christmas but also save money? Check our article and find out!
Make a Christmas shopping list
The first rule: don’t go shopping without a plan! People who go shopping without knowing what exactly they are looking for, are probably going to spend a lot of money. They will probably think, “I NEED THIS,” for everything attractive they see. And that’s not the way to save money.
If you haven’t bought anything on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you should search for online upcoming shopping events and Xmas sales. Find the items you want and check discounts. Make a list of the items you want to purchase and that will prevent impulse purchases and unnecessary things. Establish your Christmas budget and stick to it.
Share the costs of celebration
As we mentioned above, Christmas is one of the most expensive holidays. People are spending money on everything around this holiday. Every year they are buying new decorations, Xmas trees, lots of food, drinks, sweets, and not to mention gifts.
If you want to save money this year, ask your family members to share the costs of the celebration. Instead of buying new decorations, try some DIY deco ideas at home. Also, together you can make awesome homemade food and gifts. And don’t overbuy, buy just enough food for the family. Why waste money on food that won’t be good to eat tomorrow?
Beware of Christmas 'discounts'
People get easily attracted to anything that is ‘discounted’ regardless of the price. To save money this Christmas, beware of Christmas ‘discounts’. Before you decide to buy something, keep in mind that all stores will have ‘last minute’ or ‘last call’ offers. Special offers and ‘unmissable deals’ are just a bite for people. And if you take bundle offers in 10 stores, you will spend a fortune. There will be some amazing deals, but you should beware of small discounts and ‘buying more items’ to get a discount.
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Make more money for Christmas gifts
It’s not too late to make more money for Christmas gifts! How? There are great ways to earn more money for holidays, but since we don’t have much time until Christmas, you better hurry. Here are some ideas on how to earn more money for a short period:
- Sell the stuff you don’t need online
- Find a part-time job
- Dog walking
- Freelance writing-teaching
- Creating and selling courses
- Selling homemade products
Save on postage – send online Xmas cards
This can’t save you a fortune, but it’s another way to save some cash. Instead of sending tons of Christmas gift cards and letters (for which you must buy envelopes, beautiful cards, stamps, etc) choose to send free online e-cards. Sending e-mails for the holidays became a common thing, therefore you can save money this way, too. There are beautiful digital holiday cards you can use, for free.
Use discounted gift cards, coupons and codes
Christmas is the time of the year where we can find thousands of discount codes and coupons. So why not use them? You can find amazing coupons from just $1 to unbelievable prices. We bet you would like to buy $100 worth of gifts for $70. It just takes a little time to find discounted gift cards, coupons and codes online. While some you can use for free, others you can purchase online/offline retailers including the Apple Store, Home Depot and others. You can also check GiftCardRescue.com and GiftCards.com.
Choose BREO BOX as a perfect money-saving gift
According to one survey, the demand for subscription services is growing. A look at Google Trends shows that consumer searches for the term “subscription box,” have increased dramatically over the last few years. This should come as no surprise to you, given that boxes are a great way to save money while giving the perfect gift to someone.
If you have a friend or a family member who always prefers to have the best gadgets and cool tech things, consider getting him/her BREO subscription BOX.
Giving someone a subscription box is the best way to surprise him with the best gadgets for the best price! How? For instance, tech items that would cost $250 in retail, will only cost $160 with the subscription box! You can buy a perfect gift and save money! Also, the recipient may get a chance to try some products first before they appear on the market or enjoy samples of trial products.
BREO BOX represents a seasonal subscription box for both men and women, designed to include the coolest and most unique products that you probably never knew you needed. You get the chance to experience the latest tech, gadgets, and other unique products in order to enhance your lifestyle.
It’s hard to go around and find the perfect gift during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is this a great gift, but you can buy it without leaving bed! Apply for a winter subscription box online and it will be delivered at your friend’s door!
Organize group gifts
When it comes to group gifting one thing is for sure – a bigger and better gift. And not only that, but also a way to save money. If you had the idea to give someone something they would really like but the gift is too expensive, offer others to share the cost with you. This way you will save money and buy someone a really valuable gift. Besides, sharing the cost for gifts can be done with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, basically anyone.
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Save on wrapping gifts
It's not just gifts that are expensive. You will be surprised to hear how much money goes into packing and decorating gifts. According to surveys by Hallmark, Americans spend about $3.2 billion annually on gift wrap! Just a single roll of wrapping paper costs from $6 to $20, or even more.
If you want to save money this Christmas, forget about purchasing wrapping paper and decoration. Be creative and combine eco-friendly with wallet-friendly ideas! You can use reusable materials to pack your gifts or tissue paper which is less expensive than regular wrapping paper. You can also use leftover fabric scraps or towels to make any gift look fancy.
Also, holiday-themed food, landscape, or flower pages, and black-white pictures can be used instead of wrapping paper. Moreover, if you have an old map or money in the house, you can use them to wrap gifts in a unique and vintage style.