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