I have started the list for my family already. Where we live, the economical turmoil have prompted the shops to start early this year and with great discounts too.
To save big I do two things, that is easy to implement:
- Make a list
Give your loved ones the opportunity to get the gift for you in a simple and frugal way, by making the list now. In theis way they will have time to get a good deal on your gift.
- Let the list be empty
Also consider what presents are really necessary to receive and give. Over the years, I have made deals with those around me not to exchange gifts. So the last couple of years I have only received one Christmas gift. Now that will save you a lot of money, but also time.