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Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget

Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes it can feel like a stretch to buy everything you want and need. If you’re on a budget, there are things you can do to make gift giving a little easier. Here is how to plan Christmas gift giving while on a budget.

If you’re on a budget, there are things you can do to make gift giving a little easier. Here is how to plan Christmas gift giving while on a budget. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Planning Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget

Make a List

Don’t lists always make you feel incredibly prepared? If you’re going to plan Christmas gift giving on a budget, you’ll need to make a list. Lists can help you in so many ways. Make a list of who you need to buy for, what you want to buy them, and how much you have to spend.

Limit Yourself

It’s so tempting to want to buy everyone several things, however, that is not budget friendly. You will go broke trying to buy everyone on your list multiple items. It’s not budget wise to go overboard with gift buying, unless you plan on hitting tons of sales.

Buy Online

I’ve noticed that one of the best places to buy when you’re on a budget is online. You can get great deals and often free shipping. You don’t need to leave your home, you can keep track of what you bought, and it’s easy to stay on budget.

Keep Track

Another way to plan Christmas gift giving on a budget is to keep track of what you have bought.  Oftentimes, consumers will just keep buying until they feel as though they’re “done.” Keep track of each purchase and know exactly what you’ve spent!

Are you ready to get started with your Christmas shopping? Remember a budget isn’t meant to hinder you, it’s meant to help you stay on track. Making a list, checking it twice, and staying on budget will ensure you have a very successful holiday season of gift giving.

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  1. 9

    Great tips for staying on budget and you are right, in years past I’ve bought until it felt done but this year I’m all about keeping to task with a list! Thanks!

    • 9.1
      Brandy says:

      It’s so important to have a list and keeps me from forgetting people or going extremely overboard on one person.

  2. 8
    Censie says:

    Great printables. We are going shopping tomorrow night. Going to use some of these tips.

  3. 7
    Shirley Wood says:

    We are so determined not to blow the budget his year! I always make a list and shop the online deals. Those online deals can be awesome if you catch them just right. Nice printables! Pinning.

  4. 6
    Cristine says:

    We are cutting way back for holiday purchases. Kids have way too much stuff. Would rather have an experience as a family

    • 6.1
      Brandy says:

      We talked about doing a family trip instead of presents. My brother in law is getting married this year right after Christmas so that didn’t work out but next year maybe!

  5. 5
    Keikilani says:

    It’s so easy to get off budget. I have to keep my husband updated on who we bought for too. We have accidentally bought doubles of presents since we both shop.

  6. 4
    Jamie says:

    I always go overboard on Christmas, this year I decided to stick to a budget and keep it simple. Thanks for the great tips, they’re definitely helpful.

  7. 3

    Staying on budget is important. I like having it planned out with these printables.

  8. 2
    Milena says:

    Keep track of spending is so important. Great tips and wonderful printables!

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    maria @ Closetohome says:

    These are some great printable for those keeping a tight budget. I need to keep track for each child.