Best Ways to Keep From Overspending This Holiday Season

The holidays can easily burn a hole in your wallet. Getting gifts for your family, decorating the house, and finding the perfect holiday outfit can be overwhelming. We're going to give you some tips on how to not overspend this holiday season. Don't worry, it won't mean cutting down on gifts, it's just a different way of shopping!


Instead of shopping at your local mall, buy clothes used! ThredUp is a great online store full of used clothing that is lightly worn. You can get up to 70% off of your holiday outfit! Explore through their online closet and find brands like Kate Spade, Anthropologie, The North Face, Coach, and so much more! Not only is it great for your wallet, but it's also great for the environment.


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DIY Decor

Put some time and love into your decor and DIY your decorations in your home. Get great ideas by shopping for supplies and Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Decorate your home with Mini Wooden Christmas Trees, Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets, and even Star Wars Paper Snowflakes. There are endless possibilities. You will be able to wow your family and friends with a handmade unique decor when they come and visit.

Shop Clearance

Don't waste money on brand new items. Instead of shopping in the new items sections, shop clearance. Get great deals on summer clothes by shopping in the clearance section at Kohls or Old Navy. You can find anything cheap that's not in season.

Give experiences

Instead of giving gifts for Christmas, give experiences. Make little certificates for your family to fill out and surprise them with something bigger. Rather than giving your kids a toy, give them a trip to the Baltimore National Aquarium. Don't be boring and give your family gift cards, instead give them a trip to their favorite restaurant. Be different and get creative.

Follow these tips this holiday season, and you can save big. In all of the hustle of this Christmas, remember it's the thought that counts. Use these tips and tricks to save money for yourself and others! Have a Happy Holiday from the A&G Management Team!