Find The Right Gift For Your Little Ones When On A Budget

Sometimes looking for the right gift for your kiddos can seem so easy until you actually hit the stores and try to find that right gift within your budget! We try not to over do it too much with a large variety of children toys and only buy one large gift and 5 or 6 smaller gifts. We have extended family that purchases gifts for our girls so they tend to get a lot of gifts and we don’t want them to become spoiled and loose the trued meaning of Christmas.

So we tend to try and buy their number 1 item of their Christmas list as their big gift! But then the smaller gifts more personalized, educational items, things they need and items they will keep for years to come. Whether it be the latest Wii Game, LeapPad or a engraved locket there is a lot of work that goes into finding gifts that mean something! Here are some tips as to how we try and find the right gifts for our kiddos and stay on budget:

  • What is on their Christmas list: Any parent wants to make their kiddos happy and make sure they think Santa is the best, so we tend to try and buy their most wanted gift as their bigger gift since that item tends to be the most expensive. But after that we do keep in mind what they want but don’t want to fill the tree with tons of toys that they will play with for a few weeks and then forget about them. Find gifts that you know will help enrich their minds or something they will cherish for years to come. I know what kids wants something they will cherish, but in the long run finding the balance between 2 will be the best option!
  • What is your budget for these gifts: Budget can be the biggest factor as to what gifts you buy and how many you can get. So figuring out what you can afford will help you get the most for your money. Sit down and come up with a number and then go through their Christmas list: is there just one item you can afford or are you able to purchase multiple smaller items?
  • Do Your Research: Make sure whatever you buy is worth your hard earned money and not something that is going to fall apart come January! Also be sure that the gift is age appropriate, will withstand the abuse of your child and of course affordable. Almost every online store offers customer feedback. This feedback can give you insight as to what other parents have experienced with certain products. Read them, it will help you understand the item, what is good and bad!
  • Additional Costs: Our 11 year old is on a mission to get a phone this year for Christmas. Although we do not feel that she is ready or needs a phone just quite yet, we need to figure in the additional costs of getting a phone for her. Many gifts can be a great idea, but when the gift receiver has to continue playing monthly access fees or purchase additional items to use it, the gift may not be the best idea. Consider everything that goes with it and what you may need to continue to purchase to continue using it!
  • All in all, are they gonna love it: Even though we want to purchase some items that they will get educational value from or keep and use for a long time, in the end it has to be something they really want! You can’t give a 4 year old a engraved gold necklace and get upset that they don’t jump up and down with joy that they didn’t get the latest Buzz Lightyear toy! Find a happy medium and get gifts that make them happy, make you happy and are easy on your pocket book!
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REMINDER: Warehouse B Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event 11/20

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Gifts for the Fitness Buff- Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Here are some gift ideas for those who love to get fit!

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Black Friday Deals: Warehouse B Sales Start 11/18

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Holiday Deal: 80% off all Canvas

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Holiday Music & DVD’s- Holiday Gift Guide 2012

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Gifts for Her- Holiday Gift Guide 2012

 

Here are some gift ideas for that lady in your life!

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10 FREE Holiday Labels

Holiday season is underway, and so are more specials for freebies from Vistaprint! For THREE DAYS ONLY, you can choose from holiday-themed labels with snowmen or wreathes, to bold chevron designs, classic monograms, or elegant floral designs€”or even upload your own €”and get a set of 140 labels for free, only paying for shipping and processing! With over 3,000 designs, you are sure to find the perfect set to use for every occasion, like return address labels for your Thanksgiving dinner invitations, holiday cards, annual holiday newsletters, and thank you cards. Use them as Property of€ labels for your dishes during all of those upcoming holiday potlucks or for your children€™s new toys and books that are filling their stockings of the space under the tree.

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Holiday Budgeting: Find Holiday Budgeting Tips for Gifts & Decorating

Holiday Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Without Being a Scrooge

As the holidays approach, it can be easy to get caught up in the giving spirit and spend more than we planned on the perfect gifts for loved ones. Holiday budgeting can sound stingy and Scroogish, but there are ways to save money during the holidays without sacrificing family fun and beloved traditions. Check out these holiday budgeting tips that can help you create a magical experience within your means. And remember that holiday budgeting for a household should include money for food, decorations, wrapping paper and shipping as well as gifts.

Budget holiday spending

When creating a budget for your holiday spending, it’s important to prioritize recipients and spending levels. Determine how much you can afford to spend on immediate family members, then consider gift-giving through Secret Santa or White Elephant parties. These holiday parties are fun, and their affordable spending limits on gifts will save you some cash that you could instead put toward decorations or holiday meals.

Set up a checking account to help you budget your holiday spending

Many debt counselors suggest paying in cash to avoid going over budget. Better yet – use a separate checking account  to help budget for your holiday spending. Throughout the year, deposit a small amount of each paycheck so you have money set aside when the holiday season arrives. You may even want to consider an interest-bearing checking account  to help you earn more. Then, you can withdraw cash or use your debit card when shopping. Don’t forget to track your purchases so you aren’t tempted to go over spending limits.

Compare prices before you shop

One of the best holiday budgeting tips is to comparison shop before you hit the stores. Look through catalogues, note when sales will occur, clip coupons and compare prices online. Start comparison shopping as early as September so you can take advantage of early October sales or start saving for big ticket items. The most important thing is to stick to your budget when you shop! If you know what you want to spend and where you will find that price, you’ll be less likely to go over budget.

Consider the benefits of layaway

Layaway lets you reserve items at the store and make payments until they are paid in full. Many shoppers choose this option because there’s no risk of debt. If you default on payments, you may pay a cancellation fee, and you won’t have the item, but you won’t have debt either. Before putting anything on layaway, read the layaway agreement from the store to make sure you understand the rules as well as service and cancellation fees.

Making memories while holiday budgeting

It’s fun to give gifts during the holidays, but it’s important to remember that’s not all the season is about. If you find your budget a bit tight this year, consider putting less money towards gifts and more towards family traditions. Whether you’re out cutting down your own tree or staying in to make Christmas cookies and drink hot cocoa, the important thing is to spend time with the ones you love during the holidays.

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6 FREE Products for the Holiday

For a limited time, Vistaprint is giving their customers six FREE, customizable gifts that are sure to be the perfect stocking stuffers and holiday hits! Check out what you can get for FREE for those hard to shop for!!

This holiday season, Vistaprint is your destination for inspired gifts for everyone on your list. Start by spreading cheer to family, friends and coworkers with customizable holiday cards to celebrate the season—and get them free! For a limited time, we’re giving our customers six free, customizable gifts that are sure to be the perfect stocking stuffers and holiday hits.

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Warehouse B Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event 11/20

Warehouse B is holding a Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event! Tuesday, November 20th 5pm-8pm for Warehouse B members only! They will also give the first 100 members a $20 gift card!

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