It’s easy for Christmas budgets to fly out the window faster than Santa’s team of eight tiny reindeer when trying to create a memorable holiday. Check out these 5 thrifty Christmas ideas to help save this holiday season while enjoying a cool yule:
Christmas Idea #1:
Christmas Idea #2
Skip Christmas dinner and host a holiday brunch or breakfast instead – saving you a stocking full of cash. Instead of serving a prime rib or turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, whip up a breakfast casserole, quiche, tasty pastries and fresh fruit salad. You’ll save money and maybe even start a new Christmas tradition.
Christmas Idea #3
Instead of buying gifts for every member of the family, department or club pare down your Christmas list by enlisting Secret Santa. Set a budget, draw names and let the merriment begin.
Christmas Idea #4
Save money at the pet supply store by dashing past the holiday toy aisle. Shower your beloved furry family members with a few extra minutes of quality time every day on walks, games of fetch and belly rubs.
Christmas Idea #5
Don’t spend a small fortune on gifts for small children – especially toddlers. They’ll have just as much fun playing with the box and wrapping paper. Consider giving gifts such as treasured childhood books, gift cards to discount stores, a hand-knit hat and gloves or an experiential gift.
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Do you have other thrifty Christmas ideas to help save money during the holidays? If so, please share: