Today Gloria is joined by her friend Isabel. They discuss the origins of gift giving, the 2020 consumer holiday outlook, ways to save money on gifts, DIY and sustainable gift ideas. Hope this inspires others sleigh on a budget this holiday season!

Key Takeaways

  1. Be up front and ask your friends if they even want to give gifts, or if they just want to hang out. The present is your presence!
  2. Make a list and stick to it. Shop sales throughout the year to cross things off your list and avoid last minute shopping. Planning ahead saves you money!
  3. DIY your gifts! Make something thoughtful or edible. I’m going to be gifting loaves of my sourdough bread.
  4. Create a sinking fund for holiday gifts and entertainment by putting some money away each paycheque or monthly. Automate this, and by the time the holidays roll around – you will have accumulated guilt-free money to spend over the holidays!

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Links

The Atlantic article on holiday gift giving

Plant a tree on behalf of someone

PwC’s Consumer Holiday Outlook Survey

Waste Reduction Week Canada

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