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Christmas: Gifts

Christmas Gift


Save money on Christmas gifts by spreading out the expense.  Keep a list of the color preferences and sizes of family members for clothing and other items.  Keep track of the ages of young children.  Buy items you think they will like when you see them on sale.

You can also collect gift cards during the year from favorite stores.  If you later have something you want to buy for them, you can always use the gift card yourself, or give it to another person.

Another thrift friendly way to handle Christmas presents is to have fewer presents but make each one more special.  Have a scavenger hunt for them, and leave small items from the Dollar Store with each clue.

Consider setting up a separate savings account for Christmas.  You may need to be frugal, but you also need to be prepared.


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Here are some more frugal tips for Christmas gifts.

There are items that make gifts for everyone and that can be purchased at a reasonable cost.  Here are some of them:


Christmas Decorations
Food Gifts







Tightwad Tidbits

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Click below to find hundreds of money saving
tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini