Saving on Holiday Gift Shopping Sprees

Saving on Holiday Gift Shopping Sprees

All we want for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or New Year’s) when gift shopping is the best for our loved ones.

And to save money. Saving money is pretty high on a lot of people’s lists. Beyond using Goodshop Fetch to instantly find hundreds of coupons here at Goodshop (while simultaneously donating to your favorite cause), we’ve rounded up some more tricks to help you save money.

Budget friendly

Creating a budget is the best way to get your wallet through the holidays unscathed. Besides using a budget year round, figuring out exactly who you’ll be buying presents for and how much you want to spend stops you from overspending and buying unnecessary items.

But make sure you actually stick to your budget and keep track of your spending. Not just for gifts but other little things that add up and take away from money you could be saving (like morning lattes or after work drinks.)

‘Tis the week before Christmas…

When everyone decided to do their holiday shopping. We know it may seem almost counterintuitive for stress to shop on perhaps one the busiest weeks or to leave it to the last minute. But some of the best deals will be around this final week of shopping. Online stores also offer some of their best deals on Tuesdays.

D.I.Y.

Making gifts is a great way to cut down on costs and makes the gift more personal. Anything from photo frames or scrapbooks to jewelry and more makes gift giving that much more special. And if you’re not particularly crafty, check out Etsy or Amazon Handmade for unique gifts that are still handmade for a fraction of the cost.

Wait it out

With so many sales going on it may be tempting to buy clothes now, but hold off for another month. Retail stores and sites tend to have sales with even lower prices in January. Similarly with airline tickets; there are much better airfare prices for international travel in January and February than November and December.

Never pay for shipping

Many retailers offer free shipping when you spend a certain amount. You can also find coupons for free shipping at a variety of stores here at Goodshop, such as Art.com, Journeys, Estée Lauder and many more. Or wait until Dec. 16 when roughly 1,000 stores offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

Let these tips help you save money on all your gifts and maybe you’ll even save enough to splurge on something nice for yourself!