1. Make sure you set a reasonable budget for gifts. It's
always better to aim high and not spend so much than to figure on a lower amount and end up going over budget.
2. Don't forget the unexpected people that always
drop by during the holidays. Make sure that you have small gifts on hand that you can use in order to give to
someone that you had not
planned on buying for.
3. Make sure that you budget for gifts all year
long. There are always birthdays, baby showers, and weddings that you need to buy gifts
for. Make sure that you have some kind of allowance in your monthly budget so that these special occasions do not take
you by surprise.
4. If you want to get a nicer gift than your budget allows, consider going in with a friend or family member in order to purchase a gift
for someone. If you share the cost between two or three people, then you can all afford something much nicer than what
each of you could afford on your own.
5. Make sure that you put something in your budget for gifts
that you need to purchase for coworkers. Some offices
will take up a certain amount of money each month in order to put it in a fun to purchase gifts, cakes, etc. Some don't. Holiday
gift giving can become expensive if you purchase for everyone at the office, so you might want to be the one that suggests
drawing names or simply not having gift giving throughout the entire department.
Gift giving is not just for the holidays. There are special occasions
all year long. Some, like birthdays, are expected. Others, such as baby showers, are not.
By following these tips you can control your
gift giving budget all year long and not be caught with an unexpected financial burden. By planning ahead, you can ensure
that you are prepared and relaxed for any special occasion....