How To Spend less On Christmas Gifts Shopping Without Looking Cheap

As Christmas season is fast approaching, many of us are thinking of what we can do to spend less on gifts shopping considering the fact that many countries economic is in bad shape. 

The truth is that, stress of selecting a suitable and affordable gifts for our loved ones can be severe if you are on a tight budget. Getting quality gifts can be challenging when you don’t have much money to spend. Gifts buying for any occasion, be it Christmas or Birthday should not have to wipe you out emotionally or monetarily and if you are interested to know ways on how you can shop within your budget and still present them with good gifts, then read down this post.

One of the easiest way to spend less on gifts is to subscribe to your local mall or online mall’s email newsletter for discount deal or other special deal aim at benefiting consumers-For instance, Amazon offer daily best deals where you get a product with almost 70% off the original price.

    Another way is to keep  track of your favorite shops (off-line and online shop) on social media like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest etc. Sometimes, they announce good discount deals through that medium.

    Thirdly, you must have a budget. Plan ahead, set a limit on your gifts expenses in advance and make sure to follow through.  One of the simplest ways to “overspend” on gifts is to go shopping without a plan. If you really want to spend less on gifts, decide on a budget. Before you spend a dime, plan out the gift(s) you intend to buy or make and take time to write down the amount to be spent on each item and how to get them. Don’t mooch around the web or the high street picking out unplanned gifts else you will spend unreasonably and maybe not get the ideal gifts you want. Once you set your budget stick to it. If you want to succeed in sticking to your plan/budget you must make a list. Get organized.

    Don’t buy anything unless you’ve shopped around broadly. Even though, you may not have the time to run from store to store but the web is eternally handy and it makes comparison-shopping a bit more realistic. Once appropriate blueprint is in place- you’ve known the stuffs you need and how much you are going to spend, start researching in order to find the best price base on your budget. Websites like PriceGrabber.com and Dealtime.com can be of great help.

    Avoid shopping in luxurious or classy stores. You see the problem with some of posh stores is that they want you to spend money at their stores. They know they are way too expensive but they put you into trance and before you know it you are walking out of the store with 10 bags full.

    Shun buying gifts on credit. Don’t borrow to buy gift. Pay cash instead of credit card. Borrowing money to buy gifts that are beyond your means only complicate life. Spend only what you have budget.


Another simple way to spend less on gifts this Christmas is to use promotional gift cards. It’s possible to purchase gift cards online for as much as 30% off there retail value. Find such a gift card for a store that you’re interested in purchasing from and you could wind up buying a hundred dollars’ value of gifts for seventy bucks.

    Another best ways to spend less on gifts is to make them yourself. Homemade gifts are thoughtful, low-cost and personalized. Get craft. Homemade gifts are generally treasured much more than store-bought gifts due to the efforts put in it making.

    If you are shopping for a family, think about gift(s) to the family as a unit rather than buying stuff for separate members of the family.

   When purchasing expensive gifts, don’t be scared of asking for a discount.


    Authorities say it is more prudent to shop early for Christmas gifts and I honestly think they are right. An easy way to mess up your gift-giving budget is to wait till the last minute. In a way to find the best gift you may likely end up spending much more than you’ve planned.

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