Tips/Tricks to a Budget Friendly Holiday Season
If you are going to be making a large purchase that will be lasting you years (like a computer), find the one you want and wait for it to go on sale!
Always ask for boxes at the store! And if they offer free wrapping, take advantage of it! You may have to wait a few minutes, but it's free and you won't be rushing to wrap it at the last minute!
Start shopping early! Deals aren't always best right before the holidays. If you are buying anything seasonal like patio furniture or a grill, you can get a really great price at the end of the summer.
Be creative! If you're shopping for someone whose list is full of things costing more than you planned to spend on them total, think about their interests or needs and see what you can come up with.