Birthdays and other big events are meant to be fun and happy occasions. For the most part, they are, there’s just one tiny thing lingering over your head; buying gifts.
If you’re like me, then you love buying gifts but hate spending money. Especially when you really need to save and you don’t want to spend a lot of cash on birthday gifts, etc. It sounds very mean as you can’t exactly turn around and tell someone you aren’t buying them a gift. So, what can you do?
Thankfully, there are many ways you can save money and buy gifts on a budget:
Make Your Own Gifts
Homemade gifts are guaranteed money-savers. It reminds me of when we were kids, and we didn’t have any money to go out and buy something so we’d just make a gift to give to our parents or siblings. You can do the same thing now, but with a little bit more talent (hopefully). There are loads of homemade gift ideas on sites like thespruce.com that you can make without spending much money at all. You could always make some food gifts as well if that’s what you’re good at. There are very few people on this planet that don’t appreciate some homemade cookies or a freshly baked cake.
Look For Discounts
I think the easiest way to save money is by looking for discounts. Shops have sales on all the time where they slash prices in half and have huge discounts. This gives you the opportunity to swoop in and snag yourself a bargain gift. Of course, as you’ll notice on sites like DontPayFull.com, a lot of websites also have discount codes that can help you save money. It’s always worth looking for these as they can turn a gift that’s a little bit too expensive into one that fits your budget. Sometimes, it’s also a good idea to buy gifts well in advance of an event if you see a discount for something. For example, you find a discount code for a luxury candle set that you know your mother will love. Buy it, even if her birthday isn’t for a few months. You’ve saved money as the price can go back up.
Make The Most Of Special Offers
Special offers are similar to discounts in that they give you the chance to buy a great gift without spending too much cash. There are loads of different offers you may come across, but a classic ‘buy one get one free’ is always greatly appreciated. This means you can get two gifts for the price of one! A great way to save money and also buy gifts for more than one person. Or, you can give one gift now and be cheeky and save the other for next year, sorted!
It’s easy to save money and buy gifts on a budget when you’re smart about what you do. Pay attention to these tips, and you’ll soon be able to enjoy birthdays and other special occasions without worrying about your bank balance.