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The Holidays are here and you are probably trying to figure out how finish up all of your Holiday shopping and not break the bank. I wanted to help all of you out and share some of my Holiday shopping tips. The one thing you don’t want to do is just go shopping without a plan. These tips will help you create a shopping plan and save money. Here is what I do to keep me organized and ready for the holidays!
Holiday Shopping Tips
Create a Holiday Shopping Budget
Start with your budget. Every family, every person, and every situation is different. Budgets come in different sizes. Here are some great tips on starting your budget.
When setting your budget you first want to set an overall spending budget for the Holidays. How much can you afford without having to borrow and not change your lifestyle for the Holidays?
Once you have determined your overall budget, you might want to figure out if you can do all of your shopping at one time, or if you need to divide your budget week by week in order to not feel the stressful financial crunch. How much of your budget can you spend each week? Can you purchase all your gifts in one week or do you need to divide it by several weeks?
Create a Holiday Shopping List
Write or type out a list for everyone that you need to shopfor. Don’t forget anyone because you don’t want any unplanned spending. Think about those hostess gifts, teachers, neighbors, friends’ kids, etc.. Determine if your family exchanges gifts with everyone or if they do one simple Christmas exchange. Knowing these key things will help you determine who you feel comfortable having on your list of who to shop for.
Many people have purchased gifts already, have gift cards that they can use for shopping, or might have already exchanged gifts. I found that sometimes families celebrate their gift exchange around Thanksgiving! Write down the gifts you already have or have exchanged next to everyone on your list.
Create an individual Budget
Now since you have a more accurate shopping list, you will want to divide your total budget with everyone left to shop for on your list. Give each person their own personal shopping budget. For example you might spend $20 for this great aunt, but you spend $75 on this loved one.
Determine their interests
Leave room next to your list with individual budgets and write down things that each person’s interests and hobbies! Need help determining things they like? Feel free to ask or think about how they spend their spare time. Whether it is traveling, movies, or some random hobby–just go ahead and brainstorm and write down your ideas.
Time to shop
Stick to your budget–don’t spend more than what you have planned. To save you from having any last minute stress, wrap or gift bag all of your items and put them under the tree the same day you purchase them!
This year my husband saw the new Justice League film and he loved it! Because he loved this movie so much, I’ll be getting him a Gillette Justice League gift set from Walmart! I know he loves comics and I know he already loves Gillette products! These Justice League gift sets feature a variety of Gillette products he’ll actually want to use. Starting at only $9.88, each set features a unique Justice League character, and gives him a great clean shave! You can buy one at Walmart.com/GilletteJusticeLeague.
I hope these tips make your holiday shopping a breeze!