5 Clever Tips for Christmas Gift-Buying

According to a study by the American Research Group, Inc., expenditure on Christmas gifts in 2016 will exceed that of 2015. The average expenditure for holiday gifts is expected to be $929 this year.

It can be a difficult task to find the right Christmas gifts at the right price without disturbing your budget.

There is a vast variety of gifts or presents around the festive season, and you can get really confused while selecting.

Like many other activities, purchasing gifts for Christmas also requires proper planning and strategies.

LadyBoss gives you some clever tips, which you can follow for buying Christmas gifts for your friends and family!

Without budgeting, we often spend more than what we had intended to, so budgeting will help you in avoiding overspending.

#1: Special Sales and Promotions:

Almost all the renowned brands and stores offer special sales and promotion during the Christmas time to attract maximum customers.

Some brands offer to buy one get one free or but two get one free or gifts at a discounted price. In order to keep your budget in check, shop the Christmas gifts for your loved ones from these sales and promotions.

It gives an opportunity to get the best gifts at the lowermost prices.

#2: Make a List and Budget for Every Gift:

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Before you begin shopping, it is most suggested to make a list of persons you are gifting and make an estimated budget for each gift.

This will help you in trouble-free and stress-free shopping while keeping your budget in check. Without budgeting, we often spend more than what we had intended to, so budgeting will help you in avoiding overspending.

Additionally, you can take benefits of your credit card points that you have earned to buy gifts for your loved ones.

#3: Scout for Coupons and use Credit Card Points:

Christmas season is the best time to make use of your coupons that you might have collected throughout the year.

Additionally, you can take benefits of your credit card points that you have earned to buy gifts for your loved ones.

#4: Do Online Research to Compare Deals:

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Online research can help you a great deal in finding the right gift for your loved ones. You can compare different deals offered by different brands and select the most appropriate one in terms of price and quality.

#5: Out of Ideas? Stick with a ‘safe’ choice or Personalise:

If you are not aware of the choice of the receiver of the gift, or you don’t want to take the risk, the best idea is to stick with traditional choice of gifts to play safe.

You can opt for customised or personalised gifts in order to enhance the value of your gifts. Customised gifts depict that you have taken extra interest and care in adding the value to your gift.

Christmas is an occasion associated with happiness and harmony for everyone, an occasion in which you take out time from your busy schedules to spend some quality time with your friends and family and make memories that you can cherish forever.

Obviously, the value derived from these gifts do not depend on their monetary value but the feelings attached to them.

Keep the tips in mind for selecting the gifts to create memories without facing the budget issues.

Still unsure what gifts to buy? Check out LadyBoss’ 5 Christmas gift ideas by women entrepreneurs!

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