Organize your gift list – holidays, birthdays, weddings, showers. Your best bet is to create a spreadsheet with everything on it. Update it as you buy items so you don’t forget what you have. Keep a specific tote set aside somewhere for gift items so they don’t end up in the “I know I put that somewhere” hole.
List who to buy for-teachers, family, friends, and a few extras to have on hand.
Budget how much you want to spend per event/person.
Shop now and save!
Gift wrap – shop those clearance prices and find wraps that can be interchanged – blue for a baby shower, silvers for weddings, there are many gift wraps, bags, and tissue paper that can be used for different occasions AND you can stock up on next year’s paper so much cheaper! Why kill the budget with expensive “trappings” when you can buy them cheaper now?
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