And the countdown starts for the “25 Days of Christmas”! I know it’s a fun and merry time of the year but Christmas also means expenses. You need prepare foods and treats for everyone and you need to buy gifts! Dont get me wrong, I love to buy gifts for my love ones but I’m not born with a silver spoon and need to budget my expenses well – like any other average American citizen.
It’s hard to really enjoy buying gifts when you are out of budget. And if I hear another merchant that will tell me one more time how many more shopping days are left until Christmas, I’ll scream!
With that I present to you some the solution: Christmas Cheats to help you come out with frugal gifts – but truly amazing as well! These will surely help you be more like Santa but spend like Scrooge. Read on.
First, you need to remember that “special” gifts dont need to be “expensive” too. You just need to find where to buy the right products. Like on yard sales or antique shops or finding better things in the department store (avoid those shelves within eye level and take for consideration those in under shelves or over the shelves. Also avoid all gift items displayed on red-covered tables that block every aisle at the department store because they are made to look good but they are so expensive).
After buying a frugal gift, focus a lot on presentation. Presentation will mean a lot and can give that extra special for your gift. Even simple drop cookies have more impact presented nestled in a foil-covered candy box than a zipper food storage bag!
Second: Rather than buying, make your own gifts. Bake something or better yet make some knitted clothes or artistic crafts. For inspiration and guidance, go to the source, the fountainhead, the wellspring of the Christmas Cheat: mail order catalogs. Preferably from Gumps, Neiman Marcus, or tiny over-priced boutiques.
Third: Dont forget the cheat central of all shopping! Newspapers, Magazines, Brochures And Online Deal Sites where we can rip off coupons, deals and discounts. You can use this to cut off as much as 50% in all your purchases. Here at Xtreme-cheats.com we will offer coupons and deals from time to time to help you cheat your finances! So stick with us and let us help you with your finances!