Inside: how to save money on gifts.
Ever have that one friend who gives so much at every turn? And you can't seem to give enough in return?
That's the kind of friend Kathleen Aherne has been to me. It is a true pleasure to welcome Kathleen to the kitchen table and have her share about giving and how to save money on gifts in this guest post.
Have you ever experienced budget pain when it comes to buying gifts?
I dreaded turning up to events knowing that my gifts paled compared to what others were giving.
Unfortunately, not everyone values the thought over the gift.
To be honest, I would regret parting with my money to buy an item I could not afford, knowing my gift would not be valued because they already had it all.
I still want to give, but I also want to save money on gifts.
First, it is an honor to write a guest post on Cook with a Shoe. My husband and I read Charissa’s book “https://www.cookwithashoe.com/budget–made–easy/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Budgeting Made Easy.” Thinking we already knew a thing or two about budgeting we did not expect to learn anything new.
That was until we saw the thorough, methodical and efficient way Charissa explains and unpacks the details of a successful budget.
We were surprised to learn that it is better to pay off debts from the smallest to the largest. I would have tackled debt from the largest to the smallest.
Her reasoning makes a lot of sense. Charissa walks you through this process. What a joyous day and feeling of accomplishment to see the debt list cleared. All the planning and follow through is worth it. “https://www.cookwithashoe.com/budget–made–easy/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Budgeting Made Easy” is an exceptional book.
In line with Charissa’s teaching, now I want to show you how you can save money on gifts and make giving easier on your budget to further reduce money stress.
Save Money on Gifts
You can save money on gifts for family and friends for any occasion. Here are my three favorite ways to save money on gifts.
- Secret Santa
- Lucky Dip
- Planned Giving
Living a thrifty lifestyle
I feel well qualified to call myself thrifty.
Right from when our family of five was very young, we worked for a non-profit organization where we lived from day to day.
Each day not knowing where the next meal was coming from. I do not desire to live like that again, although it was kind of exciting to see the ways God provided for us, even in the little things. https://www.kathleenaherne.com/does–god–love–coffee/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Read some inspiring examples here.
We are now older, the children have all grown and flown the nest, but we still need to rely on God’s provision for us.
Over the years, I have had to come up with creative ways to save money on gifts without straining my budget.
Here are my 3 favorite ways to save money on gifts. Click the Read More button to go to the next page.
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