How to Save Money on Xmas Gifts This Year
Walking up and down hundreds of crowded aisles, all packed to the brim with plenty of stock presents, sometimes people become a little light headed and giddy. Trying to comprehend the sheer volume of products being made and sold this Christmas alone is staggering.
The best Xmas gifts last year are all but forgotten this year – New plastic toys and Barbie dolls roll off the assembly line, while the disposable objects trend continues to rise at an alarming rate. The idea of giving gifts at Christmas can sometimes feel lost when you look at the amount of sales and items that are pushed to us through the stores via marketing, advertising, promotions, anything that will grab your attention or speak to you, saying “Hey you, look here. You want this, now come and buy this.”
Whether you’re someone who’s looking to save money, or you want to put more than two seconds of thought into a gift for someone (because they actually mean something to you), learning how to search out unique Xmas gifts is a fantastic skill to develop. After all, Christmas comes but once a year, might as well get good at it, you’re likely to live through quite a few of them.
For those looking to save money, your best option is to create the Xmas gift yourself. Perhaps you could make a voucher book that entitles the recipient to a free massage, or to a free lunch – Be creative and let your inner artist loose. The longer you create home made and unique Xmas gifts, the better at it you’ll get. Along the way you might find that you develop a work philosophy, some unspoken rules that you don’t break, as well as discovering a hidden talent.
Humans are full of surprises, and if you can learn to select unique, thoughtful Xmas gifts you too will be able to surprise someone you care about this Christmas. Instead of choosing another plastic toy or plastic-wrapped DVD for someone this year, spend a bit more time on the gift and let them know you care by putting a part of yourself into each Xmas gift.