ARE YOU SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY ON YOUR FAMILY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON ? YOU MAY WANT TO RE-THINK THAT.. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR SPENDING IN STEAD!

Posted by Tara 05/12/2018 0 Comment(s)

People are always looking for a great deal! Especially during the Holiday season, so people go nuts during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping day sales, I totally get it! Especially if your buying gifts for a very large family and ya gotta shop for the in-laws as well, that's a ton of spending, something to really think about if your planning for a wedding, new baby arrival, buying a house, or putting a kid through college. All these things cost a lot of money so it's probably best for you to cut back on some of your gift purchases and dim down your to buy list / smarter spending, so I have come up with some ways/ tips that may change up your traditional holiday gift buying routine! Not to mention your probably already shelling out tons of cash on gifts for your children and if you have teenagers the money request amounts get higher and they want more!  So you have to put your foot down somewhere.

Parents/Grandparents /In-laws – If your purchasing for Mom and Dad and the In-Laws- that's a total of 4 gifts maybe even 5 or 6 ranging anywhere from $150.00 -$300.00 I know what your thinking! These are gifts for Mom and Dad and the dollar amount doesn't even matter when your shopping for your parents… Truth be told your parents are going to love whatever you buy them, but of course, you want to gift them something that's going to be memorable and will make their hearts smile with appreciation, but that's not going to cost you a lot of cash. Ever thought of a wall canva of some sort  with their name engraved on them... Well, I'd say that's pretty thoughtful, perhaps a family portrait with the families last name engraved on a picture frame, or even a family tree that would remind your parents of the work of art that was created between the two (offsprings) Lol! it doesn't get any better than that for the two!  Another gift sharing gift idea for  mom and dad or the grandparents and or in-laws a night out/ date night  all exclusive  movie and dinner date    all in one  (one of my favorites) these days the movie theatres have really stepped their service game up by allowing you to have a server deliver your food to you during the previews of your movie alongside a glass of wine if you choose , dinner and a movie  all in one place, now that's convenience !   another thing to keep in mind with this type of date night your parents or grandparents don't have to make a ton of stops, all in one stop shop for dinner and a theatre film

      

Siblings/ In-Laws - Okay the gift buying list is getting a bit longer and your forking out more and more money here...As they say "Tis the season to be giving" I say-  you don't have  to go broke over the Holiday season trying to buy gifts, Spend within reason...  My gift suggestion would be something as beautiful as  a well-rounded gift basket of some sort, whether it's a wine gift basket or spa gift basket you can bet your favorite sister In law  or whichever sibling you want to gift this classic gift assortment will love the small little gifts packed all in to  one, the best part about gift baskets are  can choose any theme you want.  Such as,  Starbucks gift baskets for  the coffee lovers, wine gift baskets for the busy women constantly on the go and never have time to pick any up at the grocery , or even just  a spa gift basket for those  who are really into self- care  or just need a day of relaxation ...besides what better way to end the year off with an at-home spa treatment  in the comfort of your own home and a glass of wine or chocolates  to go with! Total Bliss!   Beautiful assorted baskets for everyone, whether you design them your self or customize each gift basket to your sibling(s) liking this definitely is a  classic gift giver during any time of the year for just about anyone or any occasion.

     

Nieces/ Nephews –  Ok the little ones , now this can easily run your credit card up if you don't buy smart, face it you have already spent a ton of  money on your own kids for Christmas, but as auntie or uncle duties call you to have to get good  gifts for your nieces and nephews as well , if your siblings have 2 or more children this to buy list will be even longer, which is why I think to buy the kids an educational board game/ or fun family game of some sort that everyone can play then you have just saved your self a great deal of money, this teaches them how to share with one another, and how to remove themselves from tech devices for a little while and enjoy so ole tradition board game fun, though out the year is a better time to step your  gift game up with the kids, rewarded for good grades or a graduation gift  or for the birthday, so don’t feel bad buying the kids  a really good board game for Christmas that they can all share and open together LoL! You will be buying gifts and rewarding your nieces and nephews or cousins throughout the year! Take a break on buying everyone individual gifts because they will expect you to do so every year…

 

 

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