4 Ways Give Good Gifts on a Budget

by Sarah Scoop

Christmas is such a fun holiday, but sometimes it can be difficult to give gifts to all the people you love when your bank account isn’t in the greatest shape.  Don’t fear though, because this can be done!  Just follow these tips on how to give great gifts on a budget and your Christmas will be filled with joy and happiness instead of worry.


1. DIY Gifts

Don’t underestimate the power of homemade gifts.  DIY gifts can be great for family members and they really do show just how much you care.  As long as the gift turns out nicely and doesn’t look like you’ve just thrown something together at the last minute, it can be highly appreciated.

2. Shop the Clearance Section

People often discredit clearance sections, but you never really know what you’ll find there until you look.  Sometimes you can find the perfect gift for someone in this section, but don’t forget to cross out the price before you actually give it to them.  Plenty of stores have clearance sections and if you search long enough, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list.

3. Give Gift Cards

If you don’t have enough money to buy your best friend the thing they really want, get them a gift card to the certain store that sells it instead.  This way, you’ll be able to aid them in buying  whatever they might want when they do decide to get it for themselves; you won’t have to spend a ton of money on something extremely expensive.

4. Re-gift Things you Won’t Use

If someone gave you a cute coffee mug last Christmas but you’re not really a big coffee fan and haven’t used it yet, try re-gifting it to someone who will actually use and appreciate it.  As long as whatever you’re re-gifting hasn’t been used yet and is still in good condition there’s nothing wrong with this in my opinion.  But make sure not to re-gift something to the person that originally got it for you, because that would just be awkward.

Believe me when I say that these tips work very well, and I actually use them often.  No matter what you decide to buy your friends and family, remember that Christmas is about being with the people you love, and no present could be better than that.

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