One sure way to blow your holiday budget is to avoid tracking what you spend.
This may sound like common sense, but really, it’s not.
Many people do shopping for multiple people at once, often having a list of multiple things for those people. Unless you are uber-prepared and know exactly what every item is going to cost before you buy it, then you will probably be doing shopping in the following fashion:
- Gift 1 for Person A
- Gift 1 for Person B
- Gift 2 for Person B
- Gift 1 for Person C
- Gift 2 for Person A