December 17, 2014

Category: Smart Spending

Last Minute Gift Shopping Tips

Last Minute Gift Shopping Tips
It’s that time of year again, when many of us are scrambling for last minute holiday gifts. Here are a few tips to help you save both time and money:

  • Take advantage of holiday gift card promotions - Many retailers and restaurants offer gift cards at a reduced rate, free gift cards with purchases, or offer free gift cards for the buyer when they purchase a certain quantity of gift cards for others.
  • Streamline your shopping for the best deal - If you are shopping at a mall or outlet center, look for offers on their main website. Most malls and outlet centers have an area of their website that lists all available offers and specials for their stores.
  • Photos always make great gifts - Framed photos make great gifts for family and friends and are quick and inexpensive. And websites like allow you to print pictures inexpensively, or you can personalize gifts like mugs, mouse pads, and calendars with your favorite pictures on them.
  • Re-gift - Most of us have received a gift that we already own or have no use for. New, unused gifts like these are perfect for re-gifting. Just be sure that you do not re-gift to the person you received the gift from!