Take the stress out of holiday shopping with these fun money-saving ideas.
One of the biggest stressors of holiday shopping is overspending, so be sure to create a budget before you hit the stores. First, figure out the total you can afford to spend on gifts. Then, make a list of the people you’d like to give to and allocate portions of your budget toward each person. Apps like Christmas Gift List Tracker and Santa’s Bag do the math and organize purchases for you (though a pen and paper work just fine, too!). If you’re planning to DIY gifts, be sure to factor the cost of materials into your budget.