Tips For The Savvy Holiday Shopper

Posted February 2, 2022 by in Lifestyle
Two boxes present in sushi and banana paper.

It is never too early to begin planning for the next big thing, especially when that “thing” is a holiday and it involves your hard-earned money. Whether you choose to thrift and save or splurge a little when giving gifts to friends and family, having an action plan for year-round holiday budgeting is essential for your pocketbook. 

Holidays such as birthdays are extraordinarily unique. They can be as different as the people who are celebrating them. Some enjoy an over-the-top extravaganza, while others prefer a low-key affair. Your plan of attack for gifting should fit the individual’s style and preferences.

birthday gifts with silly wrapping paper

Keepsakes

If your special person collects ornaments or finds little tchotchkes and decorative knick knacks throughout their travels, they will appreciate receiving timeless Radko ornaments for the holidays. They have fun and memorable designs and scenes that will bring you all back to days gone by. Tie one around a bottle of their favorite wine with a decorative wine as a holiday party host or hostess gift. Giving a new baby in your life one of these beautiful ornaments is a heartwarming way to commemorate their first holiday, too.

Fashion

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a vintage-loving yet trendy and fashionable friend, a thrift store like Goodwill is a resourceful place to explore. You can find items online and in a store near you as they are in most major cities. There is an abundance of other online and brick-and-mortar thrift and resale stores available to sift through, as well. You will find distinctive wares that cannot be found in regular retail stores any longer.

A major advantage to thrifting gifts is that it will save you money on the gift while saving cast-off items from the landfill. It is a win for everyone.

Donations

There are always one or two people in your life who already have everything they can ever wish for or who are minimalists who enjoy helping others. Gift those special people a donation to their favorite charity or a cause that is dear to their hearts. You do not need to make large donations. A small and reasonable monetary amount and the kind gesture are enough to show them that you care enough to notice what they care about.

Make It Yourself

If you fancy yourself as the creative type, try your hand at a do-it-yourself gift. The sky is the limit for what you can create. Try your hand at quilting a blanket, crocheting a scarf, or painting a picture. As a result of your efforts, you will have both a lovely and lovingly made gift that will be all the more special since you created it. As a bonus, you will have learned a new skill!

To keep the DIY theme going, consider making your own eco-friendly gift wrap. Here is a video highlighting different ideas.

Whatever the name of the holiday, there is likely one just around the corner. Whether it is Valentine’s Day, a loved one’s birthday, anniversaries, or anything else that is celebrated, it is always a wise decision to incorporate holiday gift-giving into your budget so that you are not caught unprepared. Have fun shopping and spend well.

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