15 Ways to Save – Frugal Holiday Tips

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Saving money any time is a great idea and there are plenty of ways that you can save on Holiday preparation and holiday gifts if you start now. Plus I am including some tips you can work on for next year too.

15 Frugal Holiday Tips – How to Save Money!

* Send Christmas postcards instead of full cards and letters to save on postage

* Save on wrapping paper expenses by using the kids art work or buying rolls of brown paper and decorating it

* Use tissue paper for wrapping paper that you have saved throughout the year

* Buy paper supplies and cards on clearance for next year

* Recycle and re-decorate cards for next year

* Make your own gift tags and cards

* Decorate with nature by using pine cones, branches, evergreen branches, etc. for your holiday and festive decorations

* Decorate with white lights you can buy for a few dollars per string

* Let the kids help decorate by using popcorn strings and by making homemade popcorn ball ornaments

* Make and Bake your holiday gifts

* Use your talents for gifts like re-docorating, organizing, cleaning services, pet sitting, dog walking, babysitting, etc.

* Give family gifts when possible to save

* Set a price limit on all gifts and stick to it

* Save of Food costs by slowly stocking up now, using coupons, and buying in bulk on deep discounts

* Do cookie and bake goods swaps to save on baking costs

What do you use to save money during the holiday celebrations? Share your tips!

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  1. Megan Filzen says:

    Oh wow did I need to read this!

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These are good tips. I always stock up when there are sales. I never thought to use the kids’ art work as wrapping paper.

  3. Stacie Clark says:

    I’m a single mom of three – I am in need of frugal everything. I love your tips — thanks so much for the great ideas!

  4. Good tips. I always stock up on baking supplies when they go on sale at this time of year.

    Sales are a big part of making the holidays affordable for me. I put a lot of effort into making sure I’m getting good value for the money I spend, which usually means I can actually give better gifts than I can afford. I also find that making a list of people and what we’re giving them helps keep us in line, too.

  5. Friederike Graedener says:

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas. I am planning on making most of my gifts, a crochet a lot so i will make smaller projects using scrap yarn.

  6. Sherry Compton says:

    Good ideas. If you have children, a lot of the time family gifts can be their art projects or stories. It’s great to buy cards on sale and clearance. I stock up when Cardstore or Treat has a sale online. I order a big shipment to last me throughout the year. Often with extended family drawing names is a great way so you only have to buy for one person instead of everyone. Or just buy a $5 gift for each depending upon how many you have. Thanks for the help.

  7. I like the family gifts idea and also doing an event together as a family at the holidays to share the expense. It’s more memorable too.

  8. It’s fun to add natural decorations whether wrapping or decorating your house. Thank mother nature.
    Remember the dollar store and thrift stores.

  9. Great money saving tips I learned a lot by reading this post I really love the idea of using pine cones and twigs when wrapping that is a great idea.