Comment below with your money-saving gift ideas!
Im relieved to here you say making your own gifts can be cool too because that’s exactly what I am doing! 😛 I am making a magnesium peppermint foot scrub for all the ladies in our family and the best part is its cheap and super easy! Wahoo!
Use coupons and match them up with the sales. I have used coupons for most of our Christmas shopping this year. For example a $70 pair of fashion boots with two coupons at DSW shoes, ended up being only $39. Best part of all, this is the first Christmas that we have purchased all of our gifts with cash. So glad we took Dave Ramsey’s FPU class earlier this year.
I love to do needle crafts of every kind (I.e. Knitting, crochet, counted cross stitch, sewing, plastic canvas, etc). This year every single person on my list will receive something handmade. I started in August on my projects, and I’m almost done now. All it takes is a little planning, and a little skill.
I like what you said about giving the gift of time. I remember my Mother buying a new fun game for our Christmas Eve celebrations, and all the grandchildren (and adults) playing it while we visited her. Through the years our focus has been on having a good time together.
I’m making sugar scrubs for all of my girlfriends and then wrapping the jars with gorgeous bows and personalized notes. 🙂
Shop at Flea Markets – sometimes you can find brand new items for a lot less, and sometimes those antiques that are inexpensive make good gifts.