The holidays are here and although you may be in the giving spirit that doesn't necessarily mean you're bank account feels the same!
If you're on a budget this holiday season don't worry, you can still spread Christmas joy without seeming like the Grinch!
Check out some amazing ways to save below!
1. Print your own wrapping paper/use craft paper
DIY your own wrapping paper by printing off unique prints from the internet or buy a roll of craft paper and draw, paint, stamp your own work of art onto your gifts!
2. Check out your local thrift/consignment shop
Whether you're looking for decorations or the perfect vintage gift, you can find it at a discount without stepping foot in the mall. Thrift shops are a great way to shop for one of a kind gifts and they don't burn a hole in your pocket! Plus you'll score some major brownie points if you find something rare like a throwback jersey of your significant other's favorite team!
3. Don't forget Free Shipping Day
Mark your calendar because major retailers participate in All Day Free Shipping on December 16th! Just remember to check http://www.freeshippingday.com starting at midnight on the 16th to find out the promo codes.
4. Search online while shopping in stores
If you do find the perfect gift while shopping at a store, check online for that item. You might be able to find it at a cheaper price at a different store or at a cheaper price on the exact same store's online shop. Also, it doesn't hurt to ask the manager if they price match!
5. Use flat-rate boxes for shipping
USPS flat rate boxes are free and there's a set price for shipping which means you don't have to worry about expensive rates. So if it fits in the box, it ships at that low price!
CeAndria Jones is a millennial writer with a passion for music, pop culture and of course, 90s nostalgia.