Don’t let the frantic pace of the holidays make you lose site of your budget goals. Don’t buy that first gift you see because you just want to get it over with and move on. THINK!
Ask yourself, is this really the gift you want to give? Is this the price you want to pay. Is there something that is more appropriate or something they will appreciate/use more than this item?
Take a few minutes to sit down, write down the names of the people you want to give gifts to this holiday season. Then go over the list again and eliminate the people that should not be on the list, don’t let emotions guide you, be practical. Write at least two gift ideas that are inexpensive and would mean something to the person you are giving the gift. No gift has to be expensive if it comes from the heart. A handmade item often times will mean more to the recipients than an expensive gift bought in haste.
My mom would rather receive a card that tells her how much she has meant to me than something I bought. So buy a nice card, and write with your heart.
You still have time to plan ahead and get the right gift. Do not let the fast talking marketers make you buy, THINK.
You will be glad you did when the holidays are history and you can look back with a smile and know they were the best.
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