5 Smart Tips to Save on Christmas Shopping

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

OMG! Malls are having their early Christmas sales already. Aside from that, bazaars and tiangges are everywhere. And haveyou already feel the Christmas breeze? Although PAGASA said, we will have a hot Christmas because of El NiƱo, that cannot stop Christmas from coming.

Because Christmas is here, I know most of us are thinking of what to give to our family, relatives, friends and inaanaks. With that you are already planning to start shopping. Speaking of shopping, let me share some smart tips to save on Christmas shopping.

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Make a shopping list.

If you are doing a grocery list, having a shopping list is also very helpful. If you are shopping for gifts then list down all the people you are thinking of giving gift. It will be better if you already know what gift to give to each person so must need to know what the things they like or interest them. For example, your father or husband likes storing beer at home, then why not give him a custom growlers at print globe. It's better to give gifts that will be useful to the receiver, but it's still the thought that counts.

Having a shopping list will prevent you from forgetting what you need to buy and save tome. Also sticking to the list will save you from buying things you don't need. 

Know your budget.

Setting a budget for Christmas gifts and needs is very important. Especially if you are in a tight budget but you still want to give gifts to your family and friends, then set a certain amount or price of gift to give. Sticking to to your set budget will save you from overspending.

Look for best deals.

Always look for best deals like going to mall sale or bazaar. You can also search online at trusted shopping sites to save time. 

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Be resourceful and creative.

If you are on a tight budget, then use your creativity and resourcefulness. You can do handmade crafts like crochet accessories, or make Christmas cards for giveaways. If you love to cook and know how to bake, you can make cookies or fruit cakes as giveaways.

Start the Christmas shopping early.

If you really want to save this Christmas and you already have a budget, start shopping early. You can do shopping by batch to avoid the Christmas rush because that's when we tend to overspend and buy unnecessary things. Planning ahead of time can save you time and money, and can also save you from being stressed.

So these are my 5 smart tips to save on Christmas shopping. If you have any smart tips to add, please do.

Have a great day everyone!