Inside: Everyone wants to spend less on Christmas giving. Convince family, friends, and coworkers to have more fun while giving using these gift exchange themes!
The giving season is upon us again, and that can mean a lot of spending. Gifts for family, friends, coworkers, teachers, and more are probably on your list.
Like most of us, you want to simplify your gift budget this Christmas. And if you can get a whole group of people on board with the idea…all the better! Most people are relieved to have fewer things to buy, so it should be easy to get everyone at work or at the family gathering to buy into the idea.
If you really want to sell them on the idea, have a fun gift exchange theme in mind. Themes make the party more fun than ever! It doesn’t have to be the same old ideas. Let’s look at some different gift exchange themes so you can find the right one for your gift swap group.
Inside: Curious about how Walmart Christmas layaway 2017 works? Find out what makes it a great alternative to putting another holiday on plastic!
Remember the days of the blue light special? Back then everyone seemed to use layaway programs to help them afford Christmas gifts. Over time, more people began to use credit cards instead of dealing with the hassle of layaway programs.
But layaway still exists! And it’s actually a fantastic way to avoid debt this Christmas. Given all the scary statistics about Christmas spending and compounding debt problems (read all about that here), you should be doing everything possible to avoid pulling out the card this season.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the best layaway program I’ve found is at Walmart. They will set you up with a program with no extra fees. That’s much better than what your average credit card company will do for you!
Inside: You’ll love the bargains you can find in this list of cool things under 10 dollars! Give them as gifts or enjoy a guilt free splurge!
Whether you’re ready to make a little splurge on yourself or you need a gift idea that fits into your budget, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list of cool things under 10 dollars!
Get the most bang for your buck and find some unique ideas. This year, you won’t have to settle for the old candle/blanket/body wash routine!
Inside: Get a totally free printable Thanksgiving potluck signup sheet along with plenty of recipes and ideas for filling it up. Happy Turkey Day!
Ah, Thanksgiving. A day filled with amazing food and relaxation. Well, it’s relaxing for some of us.
Unfortunately, someone has to take care of all of that food! Don’t leave Mom, Grandma, or Aunt Sara to do everything alone. A potluck is the perfect way to simplify a huge meal. Each person can bring a recipe they are comfortable with, and no one person is left with all the work.
Inside: You can’t stop thinking “I hate my house. I hate my house!” These tips will make your home lovable in no time! (No moving required!)
Have you ever felt like the walls of your home are closing in on you? Maybe your family has outgrown the starter home you thought you’d have sold by now. Or a friend just bought a nice new house, and yours suddenly feels old and full of problems. You may have even just bought a new house only to regret it the instant you moved in.
You can’t buy a new house every time you get the whim to move. But staying in your current home feels too hard.
Even if you’re in a place where you can’t spend much (or any!) money on your home, you can still find a way to escape those “I hate my house!” thoughts. In fact, if you do just 3 things, you might find that you enjoy your old home more than ever!
Inside: Inexpensive thank you gifts are just what you need to keep your volunteers going. They’re amazing, and they need to know it!
We all know that one person who works tirelessly to volunteer and give, give, give. If you’re lucky, several people come to mind! They don’t do it for money or appreciation. But you know what? Appreciation never gets old.
You don’t have to give them a big gift card to a fancy restaurant. Little touches go a long way when it comes to brightening someone’s day.
And if you got tasked with getting a pile of thank you gifts for everyone who volunteered at the school this year, no worries. This list should help you get the job done and stay inside the budget!
So even if you’re pinching pennies or going through a #yearofno, you can still find ways to make the good people in your life feel valued. After all, no one likes the division in people that’s in the news every day. You can bring people together, and it has to start in our small communities.