Today we are going to wrap up the final post in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series. If you missed any part of the series, be sure to go back and read through all the ideas. You’re sure to find something to put to use.
You take the gift from your relative and give it a little shake. What could it be? After waiting for the younger family members to get done unwrapping their gifts, you finally get to tear it open.
Inside? A hand knit sweater.
Your reaction to this gift is going to depend greatly upon who made it. Did your very talented aunt handcraft a beautiful gift in your favorite color? That’s a blessing!
If your niece gave you the first knitting creation she’s ever done, that might be a different type of blessing.
Now, if you’re a bit worried about “blessing” people with your own DIY gifts, don’t be! I’ve found a ton of ideas that even a non-crafty person can do. (Because I, myself, am a non-crafty person.)
Did you read past the title? Good!
Some of you are doing a good Jimmy Fallon impression right now. (“ew”) But buying secondhand isn’t gross, and I’ll tell you why. Because it’s going to save you a ton of money.
Now so far in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series, we have talked about creative ways to find some extra bucks to spend on presents. If you missed any of the series, be sure to check out this post! At the bottom you’ll find links to all of the previous posts.
Back to secondhand shopping.
Ok, so it’s not just the frugal part that makes it not gross. The fact is that a lot of people out there are getting rid of perfectly good (or even still new with tags) items for whatever reason. Maybe they are decluttering or cleaning up the home of a loved one or got a gift they hated but couldn’t return. Who knows?
So far in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series we have talked about some creative ways to find money for those gifts. Ways to get gift cards. Taking odd jobs. Today we’re going off in a slightly different direction. Let’s talk giveaways.
Chances are that you’ve heard a giveaway of some sort advertised lately. Radio stations are always giving something away. So are companies. And bloggers.
But how often do you act on those giveaways? Do you ever make an attempt to enter, or do you automatically assume you won’t win and you don’t even try?
Today in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money, let’s talk about earning money by taking odd jobs. We are talking about jobs that are typically a one-time only deal or fairly infrequent.
Getting a part time job to cover presents is also a great idea, but not always a reality for many of us with a tight schedule or young children to care for. (Or both.)
Last time in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series, we talked about making a list (and checking it twice!). With your list written out, you are getting a general idea of what you’ll get for each person on your list. And how much you might be spending.
Sometimes you tally up your total expected budget for Christmas presents and your eyes pop out of your head like an old Bugs Bunny cartoon. “Wait…this is going to cost me how much??”
Now you see why we are planning ahead! It’s time to get creative with the money you’ll be spending. Here are a few ideas for finding money for Christmas presents.