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Holiday Gift Giving the Frugal Way

In my family, we have 50+ members and that makes it very difficult when it comes to Christmas shopping. Since I can remember we’ve drawn names so we only purchase one present per person. We have dollar limits set in place so we all spend the same amount of money. It’s the only way we can make it work.

When you’re trying to keep your frugal ways Christmas can put a damper on that at times. So using the gift exchange idea will slim down your purchases which in return helps you save money. Set a limit of $25 for the adults and $15 for the kids and that will help you save even more money.

You need to remember that Christmas is not about the number of gifts or the price spent it’s the thought that counts the most. You should consider purchasing gifts online through eBay since they usually have better deals than what you may find in the stores and that will help you get more for your money.

The best thing you can do is go into the store with your list in hand and have your mind set to one item and don’t go over. Just remember you need to stick by the amount of money you set in place so others don’t feel bad if you spend more than they did.

Frugal living is possible during the Christmas season when you set your mind to it and find ways that make it work. It may take a little bit of time, but you can do it.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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