Holiday shopping on a college budget can be difficult. You feel like your loved ones deserve so much more than you can afford to give them. You might worry that they will upstage your gift, leaving you feeling guilty for not doing more. However, these people understand that you have limited funds. It is possible to give your loved ones something unique and meaningful, even on a college budget. Here are some tips to help you conquer gift giving this holiday season:Making something handmade is a special thing to do for loved ones. These gifts are usually the most cherished gifts that are given during the holidays. The cost of the supplies tends to be low, so the only real cost involved is the time to make the gift. Write a list of what you want to make for each person and what materials you are going to need. Look through a local craft store’s ad to see what the prices are and to see if there are coupons. Many craft stores have a percentage off the entire purchase, especially around the holidays.Coupons and sales are in abundance around the holidays. Look at store ads in your local paper or online to see where the best deals are and what coupons are available for the gifts you want to purchase for the holidays. Match coupons with sale items if the store allows you. Many times, stores hold big sales at the very last minute before a holiday, so if you did not get all of your gifts purchased in time, you may still be able to get the items at a reduced cost. Make sure to follow the coupon policy for each store and read the sales information carefully.
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