And just like that, Christmas is less than six weeks away. While some people will be well ahead with their Christmas shopping already, some will just be about to get started. And buying Christmas gifts is always a lot of fun. Because you’ve always got an eclectic mix of people to buy for; which can spice up the shopping process. At the same time, with that range of people to find gifts for, you can often find that it gets a little too expensive for your likings. So, to combat that, you should definitely think about the ways you can be frugal about things. Sound good? Let’s look how you can shop for less this year.
Bag A Black Friday Bargain
Firstly, you’re going to want to think about getting a move on and get the bulk of your shopping done before the end of the month. Because Black Friday is approaching and the retailers always go a little wild with their offers for the occasion. Of course, some prices will have been inflated beforehand, but not all of them. So be sure to bag some great bargains as soon as the Black Friday sales start. By doing so, you may even find that you’ve got more than half, if not all of your shopping done.
Bid For Smart Buys
Another great way to get a bargain on your buys is to bid for them. That’s right, head to good old eBay. And don’t worry about collection only items because you always have Shiply if you really want it. Especially if an item is at a great price. Because there are always going to be some great deals to be had at this time of year. Lots of people will be selling things to save up money for their own Christmas shopping.
Shop Second Hand
You should also think about shopping second hand at this time of year. Even if you’ve never been much of a bargain hunter before, it’s never too late to start. You can often find great bargains in charity shops if you have patience and know what you’re looking for. At the same time, many pieces are even going to be brand new, and you’ll snag them for next to nothing too! What’s not to love?
Get Multibuy Offers
It’s also likely that you’re going to be able to get some great multi buy offers on some of the gifts you get too. If you tend to buy beauty gift sets for your friends, or boxes of chocolates, you will find that lots of shops, especially supermarkets and large chains, will be able to offer great deals on bulk buys. And that’s a huge bunch of people sorted!
Set A Budget
But above all else, if you really want to be frugal, you’re going to want to make sure that you set a budget. It’s so easy to overspend at this time of year, but if you really want to make sure you’re being frugal, you have to set that limit and stick to it!