The Christmas season is fully upon us. We have finished our decorating and are getting ready for all the shopping, family gatherings, and seasonal activities. A big part of Christmas has become gift giving. This is true for us, especially with younger children. Although we have our Christmas gift fully funded, we came up with some ideas to save us time and money. Here are thee ways that we’re streamlining and saving on Christmas this year.
Saving Time And Money On A Gift Exchange
On my wife’s side, there are six adults that exchange gifts. Traditionally, we had a budget and list for both of my in-laws, plus my sister-in-law, as well as her boyfriend. That was four people to buy for. This year, we all agreed to a system where we drew names and each person will buy for one other person out of the four people not in our household. This means that between my wife and I, we’ll only have two people to shop for instead of four. This is also less gifts to wrap. We also put a cap on the budget, which will save us around $50 versus the budget we had previously in place to cover all four people.