How to Plan an Epic Christmas On a Budget
Check out these tips for how to plan an epic Christmas on a budget!
No matter how many people you need to buy gifts for this year, Christmas can get expensive quickly! From decorations to Christmas dinner, it’s easy to spend a few thousand dollars on everything it takes to pull off Christmas day!
If you are looking to spend a little less this Christmas, here is the ultimate guide for how to plan an epic Christmas on a budget!
Plan your gifts early so you can shop sales
Once you have nailed down exactly what you want to get each person for Christmas, start looking out for store sales! There will be a ton of Christmas and holiday sales that you can take advantage of to get some of the best deals on everyone’s gifts this year! Don’t forget to also check online sales as sometimes these can be better than what’s going on in the stores!
Keep Christmas dinner simple
Christmas dinner doesn’t have to have 100 things on the table to look fantastic! This year keep your dinner simple! Choose one main dish, two side dishes, and two desserts.
If you have family over for dinner, have them bring an additional dessert or side to make the meal better suited for more people! If you want to save even more, have your guests bring the sides and desserts while you focus on the main dish!
Start buying your Christmas decor and food NOW
The longer you wait to buy your Christmas hams and decorations, the more expensive they will be! The trick to saving money on your Christmas supplies is to shop early.
Stores always stock their shelves with Christmas supplies WAY too early! Take advantage of this by shopping those early sales and stocking up on the items you need to plan a perfect Christmas.
There will always be coupons and promo codes
Stores are competing for your dollar this time of year, so take advantage of it! Many stores will price match competitor coupons, so you can shop one store and get all the best deals! You can find coupons and promo codes for everything from gifts, food, and even decor items.
Use what you had from last year
We are all tempted by those after Christmas sales, and chances are, you bought a lot of great stuff in the process! Now, take advantage of all those clearance finds and use what you had last year!
Start by decorating with what you do have, and then if you need one or two more things to fill in specific areas of your home, you’ll know exactly what you need! The same goes for decorating your Christmas tree. Don’t buy more lights or ornaments until you start decorating!
Plan some frugal Christmas fun
The best part of Christmas is the activities you do during the holiday season! Making your own fudge, watching Christmas movies, or attending a tree lighting are all frugal Christmas fun activities that won’t break the bank!
Plan a few fun Christmas activities that don’t cost much, so you can still have fun this Christmas season.
You don’t need a ton of money to pull off your best Christmas yet! If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to a memorable Christmas without going into debt in the process.
Check out these Christmas planning resources as well!
- The Ultimate Christmas Planner FREE Printable Pack
- Experience Gifts That Won’t Break The Bank
- Great Ideas for Christmas Morning Breakfast
- How To Throw A North Pole Breakfast For Your Kids
- The Best FREE Family Christmas Traditions To Start This Year
- How to Have a Clark Griswold Christmas