saving with lorraine

Here’s a great new money saving post from Lorraine!  Enjoy!

The following is one way that we stretch our holiday gift budget:

We make up a list that includes people that we plan to give gifts to right after the Christmas holiday. While we’re out and about, during the months of January, February and early March, we shop the clothing sales and purchase anything that will be appropriate for the people on our list.

During the rest of the year, we keep an eye open for deals such as jewellery, household items for our young up-starters, and specialty teas/coffees when they are on sale.

We also do the rounds right after Christmas to purchase supplies for the next season; ex. gift wrap, greeting cards, chocolate, candy canes, decorations (only if we need new additions). Last year, I bought over $100 worth of merchandise (gifts, wrapping paper, bows and Christmas cards) for approximately $17.00! As a result of that amazing haul, I will not have to spend a penny on these items this year or next!

Thanks, Lorraine!  I love that you look for specific items during certain months of the year.  It’s important to know when particular items are at their lowest price point so you can get the most bang for your buck!  Check out this post: The Best Time of Year to Buy Anything in Canada.

How do you save on Christmas gift giving?