Christmas on a Budget

Christmas on a budget.
Sometimes the perfect gift is cheaper than you think.

                Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, some would even say magical. The family gatherings and wonderful meals bring joy to everyone. However, even this festive season can be stressful. You can find money to be tight when you want to get the perfect present for everyone on your list. Don’t worry, there are many ways to show someone you care without buying the most expensive items. What truly matters is the thought that went into each gift.

                Here are a few ideas on how Christmas shopping can be budget friendly:

  • If you plan to buy gifts, set a budget for yourself. Be strict and do not go over your set amount.
  • If you have a special skill, such as woodworking or landscape design, use your services as a present. Donate your time.
  • Other cheap gift ideas include homemade soaps, bath scrubs, baking mixes, and of course, anything edible.
  • Save your shopping money and instead take them out to a dinner, movie, and/or an event.

Here are a few books we have to help with your homemade gift and ideas:

12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters’ Stuff : 144 Ideas for Traditions, Homemade Gifts, Recipes, and More

394.2663 TWE

The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook. Roasts, Wreaths, Desserts, Gifts, Gingerbread, Appetizers, Drinks, Cookies, Trees: Updated With Festive Recipes & Ideas.

641.5686 GOO

Simply Sparkling Christmas Beading: [Over 35 Beautiful Beaded Decorations & Gifts]

745.582 WOO

Old-Fashioned Country Christmas: A Holiday Keepsake of Recipes, Traditions, Homemade Gifts, Decorating Ideas & Favorite Childhood Memories.

641.568 OLD

Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas: Scrumptious Recipes, Handmade Crafts & Heartfelt Gifts to Make Your Spirits Bright.

641.568 HAV

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