We tend to pile up unnecessary expenses during holiday shopping season. Sandy Sandler, expert gift wrapper, founder of non-profit crafter for kids and the creator of Bowdabra, offers some great tips to save money during holiday shopping season.
Holiday shopping tips before you shop:-
Determine your budget – Fix your budget on how much you want to spend on gifting.
Make a list – Prepare a list of people whom you want to gift and not need to gift. And divide the budget per person.
Do research – Do a thorough research on not just pricing but how much delivery is going to cost and so on.
Tips at the stores:-
Combine resources – Quite often it happens that one person can’t afford to buy a certain item. In that scenario, the whole family can pitch in to buy that item and make holidays more special for that person.
Gift card caution – Buying gifts cards is a marketing gimmick. Most of the times, they go waste. Rather make your own cards.
Maximize discounts – You can shop online with coupons to gain maximum discounts.
Knock it off – If you have a knack for art and craft, unleash your creativity and create something beautiful at home. Even if you are not crafty, you can make beautiful bows with Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow maker or make items with craft tools.
Re-gifting is good – Re-gifting is not bad. It makes sense to re-gift it to someone who appreciates it.
Avoid shipping fees.