Saving money on Christmas presents and holiday gift giving is a priority for a lot of people. There are a lot of different ways to save money on gifts. A lot of these money saving ideas can also be applied to other times of the year.
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Step 1Check your credit card statement for gift card offers. A lot of credit card companies have free rewards programs that earn you points toward gift redemption. Although it can take a lot of points to get a reward when you qualify it is still a free gift. Look at your credit card's rewards program offers. Being able to redeem your points for a $20 gift card is a great way to save money on Christmas presents and holiday gifts.
Step 2Make your own holiday gifts to save money. It's true that something hand made just "feels" better. There's a thought that when you make or cook something that your energy goes into it. So, if you have a special item you make or ideas for homemade treats whether it is cookies, candles, soap, fire starters...get to making them. The list is endless as to what you can make at home.
Step 3Make a list of the people who you think it is important to give holiday gifts to. The process of writing it down often helps to reduce the amount of people and presents you need to buy because it lets your head stop racing around all that needs to be done and starts the process of doing. Jot down gift ideas next to names. Think twice about buying a present.
Go in on one big purchase with family members. Sometimes buying one "big" gift or Christmas present can end up saving money.