Every year I strive to keep my Christmas gift spending to $100 or less, and so far, I’ve never come in over budget. Follow along, on this year’s challenge.
Each year, I challenge myself to buy all of my Christmas gifts for $100 or less. When we hit the holiday season, I make my kids promise they’ll stay off the website until after Christmas, so I can show you what I’m able to get on such a tight budget.
Lots of shops and restaurants offer gift card bonuses during the holiday season. Use these promotions to stretch your gift budget, or do what I do, and stock up on gift cards for the businesses that you shop at throughout the year. It’s an easy way to save on your everyday purchases.
Want all the nitty gritty details of how I get so many Christmas gifts for free, so you can do the same thing? Then, this post is for you. Here are all of the strategies that I use to put free gifts under the Christmas tree.
This year we took a three month break from all non-essential spending to meet a big savings goal, so I’m not as far along with my Christmas shopping as I usually am. But I still plan to keep my Christmas spending to $100 or less. That probably means I’ll be making more of my gifts this year, but we’ll see how things unfold.
Want to see what I’ve tucked away so far? Then, keep reading.
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you probably already know that I aim to do Christmas for under $100. It’s just one of those things that I do to save money and amuse myself. It’s been a few years since I’ve shown you just how much I’m able to get for $100, so I thought I’d show you what I’m giving this year. My family has promised to stay off the website until after the holidays, so I can give you this sneak peek.
Come see what I have tucked under the tree:
Okay, let’s start with my oldest daughter (14) … This flag football set is her big gift. It should be a fun addition to our collection of outdoor games that we keep at the cabin. It was originally $69.99 at Michael’s, but I got it during one of their grab bag events, and paid just $2 for it. Score!
I’ve been itching to show you guys what I gave everyone for Christmas this year, but I didn’t want to blow any surprises. Now, that all the presents have been opened, it’s finally safe to share.
I always strive to do Christmas for $100. That includes both gifts and stocking stuffers. Here’s how I did this year: