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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and lots of presents! But sometimes, it can be hard to figure out how to have a frugal Christmas without feeling like you’re missing out. Read on to get ten great tips for having a frugal but fun Christmas!
Set A Budget And Stick To It
One of the best ways to stay frugal during Christmas is to set a budget for yourself and then make sure you stick to it. This means knowing how much you can afford to spend on gifts, food, and decorations and sticking to that number.
Get Creative With Your Gifts
Instead of buying expensive presents, get creative and make something yourself or find a great deal on an awesome handmade item.
Potluck Christmas Dinner
Hosting a potluck is the best way to save money on Christmas dinner while still enjoying time with family and friends. Everyone brings their favorite dish, so you all have an amazing meal together!
Have a Secret Santa Instead of Exchanging Gifts With Everyone
If you want to avoid the stress and expense of gift-giving, consider buying one present for everyone in your life. This means they only have one thing on their list instead of trying to find something unique or expensive!
A Secret Santa can also be great for large groups because then no one has any worries about receiving an unwanted gift from someone who doesn’t like them (or anything).
Shop Online For Deals
I’ll be honest: shopping for Christmas presents can be daunting. But with the help of sites like Groupon and Living Social, you don’t have to worry about not finding what your family wants this year!
What are some good deals online? Well, there’s always Amazon Prime – it includes free two-day shipping on millions of items as well as access to streaming video content through their site library or app store enabling customers who prefer watching videos instead reading text-based versions of stories they enjoy easier viewing angles without having any obstruction
Get a Live Tree Instead Of An Artificial One
The fresh-cut tree smell makes you feel like your home has been re-dedicated. Plus, with how affordable they are and the ease at which we plant them after the Christmas season ends, there’s no excuse to!!
Skip The Holiday Cards
Sending holiday cards is a nice gesture but can also be expensive. If you’re trying to save money this year and don’t want the expense of sending out physical invitations for your family or friends – there’s an easy alternative! Just send them an email instead, so they get all our love in one place with no extra charge from us at least once per month while we’re away on vacation, etc.,
D.I.Y. Your Decorations
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of creating your decorations for Christmas, and it has become easier than ever with all these great D.I.Y. ideas online or in magazines. Get creative this year by making unique handmade gifts that will surely smile on anyone’s face!
Don’t Overdo It With The Gifts For Your Kids
It’s always hard to buy a present for your child that they will like, but there are some things you can do. Try asking them what their favorite toy or game was and then find something similar in the price range! It might take some time to find these items (and hopefully not too much money), but it’ll be worth the effort when we know our kids felt loved this Christmas season too
It’s easy – nay; inevitable-to go overboard during childrenswear of early adulthood: buying whatever strikes one eye as being potentially engaging
Focus On The True Meaning Of Christmas
What really matters is spending time with loved ones and celebrating Christmas in a way that brings you joy. If this sounds right up your alley, I hope everyone has an amazing celebration!
This Christmas, don’t let your budget stop you from having a happy holiday! Get creative with gifts and dinners. Plus, focus on what matters this time of the year – being together as a family during these special moments in our lives when we are all thankful for one thing or another (whether it’s material things like money). Have fun while saving some cash along the way by following these tips.