The holidays are quickly approaching, and we all know what that means.
Delicious food. Festive lights. Cheerful music.
An empty wallet.
With all of the shopping, decorating and eating, the money supply over the holidays definitely takes a plummet. With the abundance of sales and promotions and the spirit of giving, we find ourselves casually dropping cash on gifts for anyone and everyone!
You don’t HAVE to go broke for the holidays. Keep in mind these ideas as gift ideas to protect your wallet this season!
- Homemade gifts: they are from the heart and do not cost as much. It’s a perfect way to personalize your present.
- Services: give someone the gift of service. Offer them a home cooked breakfast, free babysitting, or housecleaning. It doesn’t cost you, and its something they will actually use!
- Personalized: small gifts count…especially if a heartfelt card or letter accompanies them. Words of affirmation might be exactly what your friend needs in the moment! Do not discount a good card if you’re running low on money!
- Resale shops: you can find the cheapest things at thrift stores! Don’t be afraid to buy cheap and add a personal touch!
Don’t worry if you are struggling to afford the frivolity of the holidays. All of these resources are great ways to save your money and enjoy the Holiday season!