Frugal Friday Tips: 50 Christmas Presents for $50 or Less

Frugal Friday Tips: 50 Christmas Presents for $50 or Less
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello, money savers! Two weeks until Christmas and probably the most wasteful holiday ever, so be on the lookout for money saving tips and plan your spending ahead of time.

To help you out a little, we made a list of 10 great reads that we absolutely love. Check out these frugal Friday tips and start saving money right now!

You still have a few more days to finish shopping for Christmas and our advice is to start looking for items now, because the closer we get, the crazier shopping is going to be. Cheapism is offering 50 ideas for an inexpensive gift that won’t put you on the naughty list.

There is a way to buy presents that are both inexpensive and tasteful. Depending on the person you are buying a present for, this list will offer incredible insights on price and where you can purchase it from. Check it out, you might be saving a lot of money on presents!

Yes, thank you for this article! We always say that Christmas deals are better than `Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Halloween combined, so you need to read this article! If you are looking for TVs, laptops, phones, appliances or furniture, now it’s the time to make that investment.

However, if you are looking for Christmas ornaments and anything Christmas-related, you may want to reconsider that. Here’s what to do: put together a list of things you would like to buy these holidays, read the article and see where to find them! Easy, right?

This is a huge problem that America is dealing with right now. More and more parents have to work more than two jobs, which leaves no time for cooking, so they eat fast food and so do their kids. This leads to a nation of overweight children that are facing depression and self-esteem.

If you want to raise healthy eaters, you have to make time for cooking and involve your kids in this activity. This article will tell you more about healthy, kid-appropriate foods, how to prepare it and how to deal with grocery shopping, especially when you take your kids with you to the supermarket. Read this article, it will make you see food differently.

If you really want to buy presents for your family, but the budget doesn’t allow it, you can go for something that’s heartfelt instead of luxurious. And you can count on Popsugar Smart Living to help you out with this matter. Plus, you know best what your friends and family react to.

You can buy a beautifully made rolling pin for your mother, a new video game for your husband, a cute silver necklace for your wife and cozy hat and scarf sets for your children. And the good thing about this is that some of these items can be made by you or purchased used, on eBay. Think about it!

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Here something we bet you never thought of! You can take advantage of your birthday to get stuff for free, like a free massage, a discount on your clothes, a free meal, cash back on your credit card and so on. The point is to ask around about these opportunities (or you could just read the article and find out all in one step!).

Also, whenever you get a subscription or membership, don’t forget to ask about anniversary bonuses! Most companies like to celebrate their customers by offering a small incentive! Here’s to free stuff and many years to come!

This article will teach you how to decide your budget for Christmas presents based on your budget, not the items you want to buy. And this should be the starting point for all your purchases: create a budget and then look for something that fits it, not the other way around.

Material things don’t bring happiness, so think about offering your loved ones small surprises that don’t cost anything (do the dishes for your wife for a whole week, do the laundry for a whole month, take your kids snow-fighting, buy some yarn for your grandma and so on). as long as you are creative, buying presents will always be a piece of cake!

If you have a wife or a daughter at home, you may want to buy them cosmetics for Christmas. And the good news is that you don’t have to buy name brands as long as there are 9 drugstore beauty products that work just as well. Read this article, right them down and off to the drugstore with you!

Always remember that name brands have to pay for publicity and large campaigns to make them popular and some of those costs are reflected in every product’s price on the shelf. Keep that in mind and choose to save money over buying fancy, overpriced cosmetics!

We loved writing and putting together this article! Winter is such a great season and it’s really worth saying I Do on a snowy day, especially since the scenery is so stunning and the costs so low.

Read this article to find out just how much money you could save by planning a winter wedding, from the dress you will wear to the food you will be serving. And did we mention the pictures will look absolutely amazing? If you don’t believe us, check out our pictures and you’ll see for yourself!

Isn’t this an interesting question? There are roughly two kinds of people in the world: the ones who possess a lot and feel empty all the time and those who possess nothing but are very happy. Being rich has different meanings for every one of us, which is why if you’ve been feeling like you could do more or that you deserve more, maybe you should think again about the good things you have in your life, not about those you can’t reach.

After all, the best things in life don’t cost a thing! This article will explain when to start feeling content about your financial progress and when to keep saving money.

This is a problem that many people today have. Spending recklessly, not keeping track of your purchases and being unemployed are a few reasons why more and more people end up on the streets because of debt. If you would like to avoid this, please start being more realistic about your spendings and put things in perspective.

A nice purse today could mean you’ll be broke tomorrow, so be wise. Read this article to find out how to be more organized, more frugal and more focused on your finances.

How are you spending your holidays? Have you bought your presents yet? Comment below and let’s talk about holiday spending!

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

1 Comment

  • I enjoyed the article about how to raise your children to be healthy eaters, and I honestly believe that it is the most important thing in the world – because they habits they grow up with are the ones that are going to last a lifetime. If they are taught to eat healthily right from the start, that’s all that they will know, so they will continue the lessons when they get older and start to choose food for themselves.

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