Thursday, November 15, 2012
A much better way to save money on your Christmas gifts is to make them yourself. There are plenty of ideas on Pinterest and we even have a few tutorials in Stephanie's post for homemade gifts and in our craft section. Another option is to buy your gifts from locally owned businesses. Every town has local hardware stores and downtowns are often filled with little speciality shops. You can also buy gift cards at locally owned restaurants and beauty salons. This year try to spend your money where it will help the economy instead of lining the pockets of millionaire CEOs. Another suggestion is to buy your purchases with cash. Then the credit card companies don't get to make a profit off your hard earned money and you will know you aren't going over budget.