Friday, October 31, 2008

Frugal Christmas Tips

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. You don't have to spend too much in order to have a memorable Christmas season. Don't be caught up with the glitter and glam of the holiday season by spending more than you can afford. Make a budget and stick to it.

Here are some tips to help you save on Christmas gifts:

1. People appreciate gifts with personal touch. Consider making your own personalized gifts. For example, if you're good at cross stitch, you can give someone special a framed cross stitch work. How about a lovely quilt or a knitted sweater? If your are good in art, a painting or a sketch would make a wonderful present.

2. Family and very close friends will appreciate gifts involving your time and service. You can print a nice certificate entitling the person a specific service like a foot spa or a massage. Another nice idea would be doing chores as gifts like mowing grass and gardening.

3. Save on wrapping materials. You can make your own wrapping paper using inexpensive materials. You can use cheap brown paper which you can liven up with some art work. Or you can use colored magazines and add a personalized gift tag.

4. Give inexpensive but quality gifts like replica timepieces. These Fake watches are of high quality and functionality at the fraction of the original cost.

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