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The holiday gift-giving season is here! As much as many of us love giving gifts, it’s possible to be too generous. Follow these six tips to stay within budget during the holidays:

Budget Your Spending

Before you begin your holiday spending, make a budget. List who you will be giving gifts to and how much you can reasonably spend. This will help keep you on track and prevent overspending.

Compare Prices Before Purchasing

Before buying presents, compare prices. This will help you get the best deal on the item you want. Just remember to purchase from a reputable company!

Start Shopping Early

It can be easy to go on a shopping spree and get it all done at once. This can cause you to easily go over budget. Instead, start your shopping early and save up for expensive gifts.

Make Gifts Where Possible

If you love to craft, bake, or otherwise handy at DIY, homemade presents are a great way to save money during the holidays. It’s also a wonderful way to make something memorable and one of a kind. Remember that this may not work for everyone, so consider who you will be crafting for.

Remember Shipping Costs

Shopping online is an easy way to buy gifts for your loved ones. When shopping, just remember to factor in shipping costs, as they can add up.