How to Manage Your Holiday Spending

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How to Manage Your Holiday Spending

Shop smart.

| December 5, 2017

Shop online

Fact: you’ll definitely save on money by shopping online.

You don’t have to spend on transportation going to malls and shopping districts, or pay a bit more for sales tax. Plus, you can find brand new items being sold at much cheaper prices at online marketplaces like Shopee and Carousell, and even benefit from discounts and free shipping!



There’s no shame in giving birthday and Christmas gifts you’ve received but have never opened or used. Just as long as the person you’re giving it to doesn’t know the person who gave you that gift in the first place, you’ll definitely save on gift giving expenses.


Save on wrappers and cards

Newspapers or old paper bags and eco bags can serve as cheaper alternatives to Christmas wrappers. Make handwritten notecards too instead of bulk buying greeting cards. These will make your gifts more personalized!


Make homemade gifts

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Of course, the best alternative to buying gifts is to just make them yourself. Bake a batch of cookies, for example, or make personalized Spotify playlists. These will really help you save money as opposed to buying different things for different people. Besides, it’s the thought that counts!


What are your own tips in managing holiday spending? Share them with us below!