7 Tips on Gift Shopping for Kids | Budget Friendly Guide
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
Holidays are just around the corner. You know how excited a kid can be with holidays and now is the best time to go on holiday shopping. But, you are a Santa on your own and you have a long list of nice people to give presents to. Time to cut off that budget and this includes gifts for your little darling. Don’t freak out! Here are some budget-friendly guides to help you have the perfect gift that is just around your budget.
- Plan ahead of time
Planning what to buy for kids as early as possible gives you time to source out from different shops. Avoid spending on that last minute shopping as most of the time, you will just buy anything without even thinking if it’s expensive or not.
2. Check some gift suggestions online
There are a lot of articles online that show what gifts to buy for kids that are cheap but still good. By doing this, you will have an idea of what your kid really need and you can also be prepared on the budget for those items. If you are creative enough, there are a lot of DIY gifts that are meant to be enjoyed by your kids.
3. Be alert on sale
The holiday season is also a season for mall sales. Always have a lookout in every mall’s announcement but make sure to be there as early as possible as you are not the only one waiting for that great holiday sale.
4. Consider very early or shopping late
Abby adores all the Disney inspired gifts she recieved last Christmas
Department stores in the Philippines normally have “sales” during August to September, grab this opportunity. However, if you are too busy and wasn’t able to shop at that sale. No need to worry. Consider giving gifts later than the usual (before or on the exact Christmas day) as after-Christmas sales are about to happen.
5. Buy in bulk
6. Skip the expensive gift wrapping
Not all shopping malls have a free gift wrapping service that is why some shoppers choose to have their gifts wrapped in a gift wrapping shop even if they are too expensive. If you don’t want to spend too much on wrappers, just do it on your own. Buy some cheap but good wrappers or if you are creative enough, you can use some colored papers at home; you can even do creative and cute wrapping styles for kids! Remember, it’s the thought that counts so might as well put great effort on wrapping your own gifts.
7. Know what your kid wants
Most parents are buying gifts that they want and not what the kids want. If your kid will not enjoy your gift, it will just become a waste and nothing can be more unsatisfying than that. Learn what your kid needs and wants. Take notice of what kind of toys or shows he’s into or just simply ask him what does he wants. By making sure that he will like what you’re going to buy, makes your money not be put to waste.
Gifts shouldn’t be the focus of the holiday season but this doesn’t mean that you will simply neglect it – especially for your kids. Remember that kids enjoy gifts but you don’t have to break the bank for it.
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