Christmas is just four days away. I know some of you are still shopping for the perfect gifts. There are many types of gifts to consider at many diffrent price points. But some of you may be wondering whether or not you should splurge on expensive gifts. If that’s a question in your mind, keep reading.
Are You Financially Strapped?
When deciding what to buy, consult your bank account. If you are financially strapped, splurging on expensive Christmas gifts is not a great idea. While this is the giving season, you do not have to go into debt for it. Gift-giving is all about thought and intention. Most people are going to appreciate what you gift them, no matter how small or big. They wouldn’t want you to spend your last to make them happy. Instead, pick out a gift of significance for them that meets your budgetary restrictions.
What Does This Gift Mean To The Reciever?
When I am gifting on the holidays, I often think about what the person asked for, things they like, and what holds significant value to them. Then I tailor the gift to those things. If the gift is something I know they will cherish for a lifetime, I am more likely to purchase it. This is how you should decide whether something is worth splurging on. If the person will use the gift once or twice, pass on it. If it’s something that holds significant value to them and they are going to forever favor the item, get it.
Is There A Budget-Friendly Option?
We are all about getting the best value for our money here. So when it comes to splurging, we need to be sure we are getting the best deal. No need to spend thousands when you can find the same items for hundreds. I suggest comparison shopping for big-ticket items. Look across various trusted retailers. See if there are any available promotions, sales, or coupons to bring down the cost. Once you have narrowed down your choices, pick the best option. The gift receiver will be happy, and so will your pockets.
Christmas is close! What gifts are you all splurging on this holiday season?
Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off the beaten path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.