A budget and sticking to it! We also called a truce with several relatives and said "no more gifts" except small homemade type items. We will just enjoy each other's company this year without the need for exchanging equal amounts of gift cards lol.
No more buying for my sister, my BIL and my nieces. We are going to exchange gift cards. Next year a better budget will be made as it is tough buying everything with cash.
I bought things when they were on sale or clearance.
I bought 2 AMERICAN GIRL dolls when they were having a one day sale for $50 each.regular price was $127 each, bought a gently used Kitchenaide stand mixer formy daughter from Craigslist for less than half price of a new one..it is beautiful...bought other gifts on sale and shopped early on...I think I statred in September.
I didn't. Every year I say that I'm not spending as much yet every year I spend even more than the previous year.
I buy all year round so it doesnt hit us all at once
Quoting Stevensmomma:I buy all year round so it doesnt hit us all at once
Same here, although I do more figuring out a list/collecting a few things for the first half of the year, then I start looking in earnest starting in July.
I also earn Swagbucks and redeem them for Amazon gift cards, then used the accumulated balance to buy gifts from Amazon.
I made a few gifts.
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