15 Ways to Save on Holiday Presents This Year

Blog | November 27th, 2020

Shopping for the holidays is always exciting, but it can also be stressful trying to figure out who to buy for and what to buy for them. The costs add up rather quickly and we usually end up spending more than we would have originally liked to. We want to share with you 15 ways to save on your holiday presents this year!

Shop Smarter

Have you ever heard the saying, “the early bird gets the worm?” That saying applies to holiday shopping as well. The earlier you shop the more options you have available to you and you can score some pretty good deals. Some even from the comfort of your own home; so beat the crowds and shop smarter, not harder.

Shop Early

You will get the best deals and savings shopping early and also have the best selection to choose from! So many stores have already started releasing deals even before Black Friday and have great holiday sets or different deals every day leading up to the holidays. Don’t wait until the last minute to shop because all of the big savings items may be gone by then!

Shop Online

Like we said before, a lot of places have already started deals, and shopping online may be the way for you to go. Not only do you beat the crowds, but most times you can find the best deals online and you can find free shipping too! You can also send gifts directly to loved ones that you may not be able to see this holiday season and skip the post office altogether. That is a win in our book!

Savings tip: Honey is also an amazing tool to have while shopping online. The browser extension will automatically find the best coupons and deals on the items that you are looking for.

Shop Second Hand

Not only is shopping second-hand cost-effective but you can also find some one-of-a-kind gifts for your favorite people! Think antique shops, used book stores, record stores always have a used section, Habit for Humanity ReStores or if you prefer online shopping try eBay

Most people forget about the second-hand stores and you can often find some great items at these stores that your loved ones will appreciate! It’s the thought that counts!

Shop the Outlets

Don’t forget to search for the outlets near you! They already have lower prices and the holidays just bring an added discount on top of the already lower prices! Here are some more tips to find the best deals at outlets!

Edit Your Gift List

It is perfectly okay to scale down your gift list of who you are buying gifts for. Try to focus on just immediate family and friends rather than getting every single person you know a little something. We all know that adds up quickly! There are also so many ways you can spread the holiday cheer without buying everyone you know a gift.

Shop All the Deals

Holiday shopping can get a little overwhelming with how many deals there are and sifting through all of the emails of the deals and sales every store is having. 

Black Friday Deals

You can find the biggest savings on Black Friday on some high priced items! We have found the Black Friday ads for everyone in your family below!

For Him

For Her

For the Whole Family

Cyber Monday Deals

Just when you thought you missed out on the deals; don’t count out Cyber Monday, on November 30 for more amazing savings! Check out the links below.

*Keep an eye out for the Cyber Monday Deals from Target, Walmart, and more!

Get Creative

There are so many ways to get creative when giving gifts. There are so many ways to make homemade items and give them as gifts this holiday season. You save money and it is a way to personalize the gift, rather than just giving another gift card.

Plan a Gift Exchange

Set up a gift exchange, whether it’s a Secret Santa or White Elephant exchange; everyone is getting a gift but you aren’t paying to give everyone a gift! So everyone wins in this situation and you can set it up as a themed holiday party and celebrate the holidays together!

Recycle and Reuse 

To save even more money, start saving gift wrap, tissue paper, gift boxes, and bags. Store them somewhere safe to use them again for your holiday gifts!

DIY Gift Ideas

There are plenty of ways to spread the holiday cheer with homemade gifts or do it yourself. These gifts are always more meaningful because thought and care and special touch went into making these gifts. Pinterest is a great resource to browse ideas for DIY gifts. 

Here are a few ideas:

  • Baking: For those that enjoy spreading holiday cheer through food; make some holiday cookies, peppermint bark, your favorite yule log cake just to name a few.
  • Bath and Body: There are plenty of ways to make your own bath bombs and soap bars!
  • Candles: Everyone loves candles and these are actually easier to make than you think.
  • Picture Book or Frame: Put together all of your favorite memories in a book or frame. This is both easy and meaningful!
  • Canvas Art: Find a favorite quote or design, head to Hobby Lobby, and grab some supplies and get creative!
  • Homemade Coupons: Think a free night of babysitting, a home-cooked meal, or spending the day together. These are simple, fun and you can customize them to whoever you are gifting them to!

We hope these ways to save on holiday presents this season are as helpful to you as they have been to us!

Related: Take This No Spend November Challenge And Save Up To $250 This Month!