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4 Tips for Buying Gifts this Christmas

Stay within your budget and consider crafting your presents


Christmas is a time of giving and even if we have a budget to think about, we still make it a point to give gifts to our friends and loved ones—whether is a jar of homemade treats or an item that they can use everyday.

Save on cash and give something functional with the help of these practical reminders:

All photos from: On Sutton Place.

Consider buying essentials

We don't want to give away items that would just end up in a drawer or cabinet! Since you know the hobbies and interests of your friends, you may want to give them pieces that they maximize. If a friend loves to cook, why not give him or her a rustic-inspired cooking tool? A set of new kitchen towels will also be appreciated.

Give something that you made on your own

If you love to bake, you can prepare filling batches of cookies and brownies that you can place inside mason jars. Simply add a card and some ribbons to spruce up the jars. You can also work on handmade crafts such as a personalized card, a cute home decor, or a lettering of your friend's favorite quote or song lyric.

Search for deals and coupons

Looking for a particular gift for your loved one? Go online and visit different stores and sites. Since the season is know for huge discounts and sales, we're sure that there will be online promos and coupons that you can avail of.

A list can go a long way

Avoid impulse buying by sticking to your list of things to buy and budget plan. While huge signs announcing sales can be so enticing, you always need to think about buying functional items and tracking your expenses.

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