Have a Frugal Christmas this Year
Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 7:00 am
Christmas can be an especially expensive time of the year. But, it doesn’t have to be! This year, consider having a frugal Christmas. You can get great gifts for your loved ones without going into debt. This year, there is an ongoing shipping problem, and you can avoid that hassle with these money-saving tips.
Visit the Thrift Stores
Thrift stores can be a really good place to shop for gifts. The prices will always be reasonable, and that’s great for people who don’t have a lot of money to spend.
Thrift stores are good places to look for comfy sweaters for relatives who get cold very easily. You can also find interesting books for readers, old records for music lovers, and bolts of fabric for the crafters in your life.
Consider the Dollar Stores
Dollar Tree offers a wide variety of Christmas ornaments for a dollar a case. It also has some ornaments that cost $1.00 on their own. They also have a selection of Santa hats, Christmas headbands, and Christmas stockings. You can buy necklaces that have LED bulbs on them that look like the lights one would put on the outside of their house.
Having guests over for a holiday dinner? Some Dollar Stores sell holiday tableware that is decorative and festive. One case of 12 plates costs $1.00. A case of mugs also costs $1.00. No one needs to know where you got them from.
Regifting is an Option
The kitchen appliance that you received as a gift – but never used – could be just the thing that a friend or relative would love to have! Dig it out of your closet or garage, dust if off, and wrap it up. The purpose of gift giving is to bring some joy to someone you care about. The price of the item doesn’t really matter.