Christmas time is upon us!  Funny how it comes around about the same time of year, every year, isn't it?  It's also funny how much I struggle with wanting to not be the Grinch each and every year, but find myself wandering the stores trying to find gifts that will amaze and impress each year.  I always think it's about the money.  This isn't a big enough or expensive enough gift.  I don't want to be "that guy" that stopped at the gas station to buy presents and thought he was doing wonderful.  But the money!  It adds up quickly!

Don't let Christmas send you into eating ramen noodles for the next 11 months!  There are great ways to save each and every time it comes to the holidays, plus all the other special occasions that require a gift.  Think birthdays, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, all of them!  Saving a few dollars each time for every gift will add up to big savings for you, and maybe even allow you to save for that big gift for yourself that you've always wanted!

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In a recent poll and research from Oxfam, people believe that it really isn't about the price, but more of the thought that does count.  In recent years, our families have worked on putting into place some of these ideas and I have to say, they really do work!  As a bonus, most of the handmade, craft type items are always on display in the receivers home.  It's a complete rush to see folks appreciate your hard work, and makes me try even harder for the next one.  Check out how to save yourself some money, and maybe even some headaches this year in the gallery below.  Happy shopping everyone!

Spend Less This Year For Christmas - Top Ways To Save Money

Face it, when it comes to Christmas presents, the cost can be astronomical! It doesn't have to be though. We've put together some great ideas for you to save this year during the holidays, but also think those other times you need a gift for a special occasion. A pinch of preparation can go a long way when it comes to saving!

Need Something To Watch While Deciding All Of The Above?

Check out the top movies of all time for the Christmas Season while trying to decide which gift you are going to try to create 3 weeks from the big day!  Trust me on this one, you may want to start watching these in July and start crafting then!  Enjoy!

The Most Popular Christmas Movies of All-Time

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