Saving on last minute shopping and holiday tipping
Here is the information and links I discuss in the 5:30 news segment on 12/17 about saving money on last minute gifts and holiday tipping.Posted — Updated
Here is the information and links I discuss in the 5:30 news segment on 12/17 about saving money on last minute gifts and holiday tipping.
Last Minute Gifts
Group buying sites offer daily coupons for ½ off retail – all over the country!
Restaurants, massages, hairdressers, gift baskets and more!
Michael’s & Five Below
(serve a dual purpose: entertain kids and become a gift)
New craft kits as gifts
Picture frame from craft store or big box store for $5 and picture printed out photo kiosk
Buy a gift card and get another for free - see the list of options at the link above.
Decide on your budget
How much do you have to spend total
Consider baked goods or handmade items if budget is too tight this year
Make your tip list
Postal carrier – no cash
How much to tip
For self-employed providers (hairdresser, babysitter): Value of one session
For others: $15 - $25 or combination of a gift and check/gift card
For more information on holiday tipping from an article I wrote earlier in the week, click the link above.