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Holiday Gift Giving On A Budget


Ber months have already started and here in the Philippines, most households are already starting to decorate their houses with Christmas decorations. During this time of the year, our wallets get crucial due to the sale here and there. More often than not, we over budget because, SALE. I have been once a victim of this and way back and not falling for the same thing again. So here, I am sharing with you tips on how you can wisely spend your bonuses on gifts.

Make a list. Doing so narrows down whom you are supposed to give gifts only. It saves you time from thinking of what to give. 


Set a budget. Setting a certain budget for gifts keeps us from spending more than our target. We just need to make sure to stick with it or we are screwed. for the rest of the holidays. 

DIY. If you have the gift of DIYing, then this is also perfect for those who are on a budget. You can save a few bucks from doing DIY instead of paying someone to do it for you.


Plan Ahead of Time. Holidays are the busiest. You need to plan when to buy and when to give out. That way, you save your sanity from getting stuck in a horrendous traffic during the holiday season. 

Take Advantage of Sale. Who doesn't love SALE? Remember to be wise enough to stick to your budget so you don't end up with an empty wallet the following year. 




If you want to know the different stores that have their items on sale during this season, you can check my post here:


  • Shopwise Alabang's relaunch has a lot of items on sale. If you are from south, you might want to check them out.
  • HMR has a lot of treasures and their items are on discounted price. Again, make sure to stick with your budget or else you don't want to end up broke. 
  • Shopee has ongoing holiday sale. You want to save from shipping cost? Download their app now! Also, you can visit my shop here Sophistique Collection.
  • If you are planning to buy toys for the kids, you can check also Richwell Prime, we usually go here to get the kids' toys at a discount. 
  • If you love shoes, you can buy discounted Converse shoes at their warehouse here.
What about you? What is your gift-giving season plan? Share them on the comment section below.

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  1. Nice idea ito momshie.. Thanks for this kaya ako ipon ipon nadin sa mga inaanak ko paunti unti..

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