Fear Not!  Take control of Christmas Shopping this Year and go into 2018 feeling Confident with these 6 Holiday Shopping Tips!

 

 

 

Budget

A great starting point and way to ensure peace of mind is to set a budget.  Once this is done, you can take it a step further and assign who gets how much of that budget.

 

Don’t just Trim the Tree

Make a list, check it twice and find out who’s been naughty or nice.  But really, don’t be afraid to trim down your list.  Start with immediate family and friends if you’d like.

 

Encourage Gift Exchange

One of the absolute best ways to save your money and stress is a gift exchange.  Whether you and your peeps are into Secret Santa, White Elephant or Gag Gifts, it is strongly encouraged to throw one or all of those ideas out there.  One gift and voila!

 

Combined Gifts

This can actually be a lot of fun.  Think about a couple as a whole and brainstorm something the both of them will enjoy.  A spa day, get-a-way, keepsake, etc are great ways give to the ones you love.

 

Don’t get carried away with the Kids

As we get older, it becomes harder and harder for us to a make list of our own.  As for the youngsters, they have no problem rattling off 20 things they REALLY WANT!  This is where your budget per person will come in handy.  If the children want a new electronic or something else that’s very pricey, the remaining amount left in their budget will help you determine the rest of their gifts.

 

Deals, Deals, Deals!

This tip is actually 3 tips in one.  First, do your research online.  That is step one to finding the best deals.  Step two, make note of deals happening that pertain to you and your list.  Step three, take advantage of discount stores- Kohls, Marshalls, TJMaxx, Ross, etc.