Christmas can be a stressful time for those on a budget, especially with the amount of holiday gifts required. Thinking outside the box can help you minimize your spending and still cross everyone off your list. If you have a membership at a warehouse store like Costco or Sam’s Club, you have a lot of options for inexpensive gift giving.
Warehouse stores are great places to find fancy gift boxes and baskets. You can pick them up at the store or online. Often, these baskets can be divided into multiple gifts. You’ll usually find sets of mugs with cocoa or coffee. Take each mug and add trial size coffee packs or a small tin of cocoa. Some of the cookie and candy gift sets have enough for ten people! Find some smaller, festive boxes and divide up the goodies.
Grab a multi-pack of gift cards at the warehouse stores to save even more. These packs give a significant discount, for example $100 worth of cards for $79.99. Find something multiple people would like, such as movie tickets or popular restaurants. You can even buy special gift card boxes where cards are sold to make the presentation nicer.
For those who like to give homemade baked goods, don’t forget to get your ingredients at a warehouse store! Candied pecans become a bargain when an 8-cup bag is around $15.00. You’ll find all kinds of bulk baking supplies, even specialty items such as almond flour or natural peanut butter.
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