It’s time to spread joy! The most wonderful time of the year, but the financial aspect of it probably isn’t the most exciting part. However, we are here to give you some holiday shopping tips on how to spend your money wisely on gifts for loved ones without overspending and breaking the bank. Take on the holiday shopping season with these helpful tips!

Start Saving Right Away

Since the holidays are fast approaching, be mindful of your spending habits. Evaluate your financial history and see where you stand. Maybe you can cut costs and/or modify some spending habits in order to save for holiday shopping. The holidays are pretty much here, but it’s still possible to spend your money carefully. And in the future, consider saving money throughout the year. Saving a small amount per week throughout the year with leave you with a good holiday shopping budget!

Make a Holiday Budget

Take the time to fully plan out who you are going to be buying for and what you want to get for them. Additionally, be sure to account for what your holiday activities are going to look like – remember to plan for traveling expenses, entertaining, and big-ticket items that you may have in mind. Having a budget for everything relating to this time of year will help you stay organized and stick to a plan.

Pay Attention to Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

The good thing about the holidays is that there are lots of sales, discounts and promotions to take advantage of! Be sure to check out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to take advantage of the lowest prices on items. Additionally, browser extensions like Honey will automatically apply promotion codes to online shopping carts that will also help you save where possible.

Avoid Impulse Purchases

We know how tempting it is to want something as soon as we see it. Especially since retailers know how to entice their shoppers with the locations and displays of certain items. It’s very eye-catching, but just remember to remain focused and stick to your shopping list. You don’t want to regret buying something that wasn’t planned on and end up overspending.

Enjoy your holiday shopping this year by using these helpful tips and strategies. If you’re looking to start a savings strategy or open a holiday savings account to plan for next year, contact us today!