How to Give More Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

Nov 25

Giving a lot of gifts on a tight budget can be tricky. You might think that in order to give more gifts, then the quality and meaningfulness of the gifts will have to suffer. But this doesn’t have to be true! Below are three strategies which can help you give more gifts without breaking the bank.

1) Make your own gifts

Homemade gifts are a great choice if you want to give your close friends and family a personalized, meaningful present, but still remain on budget. Are you an artist? Make everyone a painting! Or how about a homemade cookbook for a friend who loves to bake? Play with your talents and their likes to come up with the perfect gift. As long as you put in some time, effort, and especially love, your gifts are sure to be a hit!

If you are having trouble thinking of what exactly you should make, then just head over to Get Rich Slowly, which has a great list of 34 Homemade Gift ideas. Just pick one of their many ideas or use the list to come up with your own.

2) Take advantage of coupons

Everyone has always known that coupons can save you money, but recent reality TV shows about extreme couponing have surprised many people by showing them just how much money can be saved. Penny Pinchin’ Mom gives some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your coupons, such as matching them with sales and stacking store and manufacturer coupons together to save even more.

When used correctly, coupons can help you buy everything you need on the dime, and this applies to gifts as well! If you want to find coupons for a variety of items, then just visit Sumo Coupon can be extremely useful in your gift shopping because it brings together all of the coupons from hundreds of different online stores, giving you plenty of choice. They are also very active on Twitter where you can chase the latest bargains.

3) Buy gifts in bulk

Finally, buying gifts in bulk is a fantastic way to make sure that you get enough presents for everyone, even if you are working with a tight budget. Bulk gifts can include things such as bottles of liquor, candles, all sorts of soaps or other bath products, chocolates, and even gift cards. Warehouse stores in particular often sell bulk gift cards for much less than their total value.

True, a gift bought in bulk probably won’t be all that meaningful to the person being gifted. This is why bulk gifts are best for acquaintances. However, they can also be used to add to a more meaningful gift for a close friend or family member. If you buy boxes of chocolates in bulk, then you can give one to all of your coworkers, and include it with the present you got for your mom as well.

So if you’ve got a lot of people to shop for, don’t worry. Save some money by using some coupons, buying in bulk, and making a few gifts with your own two hands.

A great resource to save money online is It is a coupon search engine that offers coupons and discount codes on most online retailers.

Russell Matthews is a life coach. He loves helping people give without overspending by writing on consumer blogs.