GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
That’s just one of findings posted in an article at The Recessionista.com. The post entitled New Deloitte Survey Shoppers are still Frugal addresses grocery shopping, but the techniques consumers use can also apply to retail/gift shopping (Kohl’s cash anyone?). The ability to pay without hardship is also coupled with such savvy shopping. Saving for gift occasions represents preparation meeting gift opportunity. Especially if it’s a sale/bargain opportunity!
An article on moneytalks.com, 30 Tips to Save $500 by Christmas, has a timeframe from 10-1 to 12/24. A little less than three months. Saving Money by Going Green: 19 Tips That Can Save Hundreds provides more tips. Tips that also let you support your green side. See a sample of the tips below.
If you start saving now, you’re in good shape for hostess gifts at Fourth of July celebrations, mid/late summer and fall birthdays and occasions. Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary coming up? Oh, and the weddings! Your niece starting school in September?
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Delight their palates with The Flavors of Spain. Two delectable meats: Lomo Iberico (loin) and Jamon (ham). Sweet, delicate figs, Piquillo peppers and Torta de Aceite crisp bread complement the meats.
For more host(ess) gift ideas, read 9 Delectable Frugalista Gifts for the Host/Hostess
Perhaps gifts that support usual summer activities, like travel and grilling.
Or, your recipients might be about to begin a new life away from home.
Find great gift ideas at 25 Frugalista Gifts: Find the Perfect Fit for Your Grad.
Bargain + Perfection = Priceless
If you use some of the ideas in the Frugalista Gift Guide, along with the savings tips, guess what? You’ll likely be able to gift your recipients with items they’ll treasure (and actually find useful!). Perhaps even into the holiday season.
Actually, these 49 Tips provide the opportunity to save much more than $500.So, if you’re motivated, you might be golden until 2014!
From 30 Tips:
From Saving Money:
Happy saving and Happy Frugalista Shopping!
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