If you don’t already have a Christmas budget, it is time to get that done! Decide how much money (a specific dollar amount) you want to spend on ALL of your Christmas gifts. Then make a list of everyone you will be giving a gift, and decide how much you want to spend on each recipient. The total of the gift recipient amounts should equal your total budget amount. Once you’ve done that, you’ve got a Christmas gift budge. You could take that a step further and make a budget for holiday food- Christmas cookies, dinners, party appetizers…
If you already have a budget, it is time to start putting together gift ideas for each of your gift recipients. Just take a sheet of paper and write down a list of your gift recipients. Put their budgeted dollar amount next to each name. Then on the other side of that, start jotting down ideas that will cost close to each budgeted amount.
Trust me, starting early will save you so much stress down the road!
Use this budget tool if you are having trouble getting started:
You can print it out to write on it here: