OH! It’s my best friend’s birthday next week, next to next week my husband’s, a month later my son’s, later that month my mother’s, following that month my colleague’s I’m going to blast my budget I guess. I believe every one of us faces a problem like this when number of birthdays, anniversaries, graduation days arrives and we would be running on tight budget. Relaxing back and not treating our near and dear one’s is not an option, so here we have wonderful ideas dodging the bullet of keeping our budget in check along with greeting our loved ones with the best gift possible, brightening up their day and gracing their occasion.
Below are some mind-boggling tips on saving money on birthday gifs rising on numerous occasions.
- Reality Check
Who doesn’t want to gift those expensive make up sets and handbags on their best friend’s birthday but also balancing our budget is at the priority. We value our relationship so much that we want to gift something, which can showcase our love for them in form of a gift. Is it really very difficult to choose between the two, can we not maintain equilibrium between the both? We are all aware that it is not the price of the commodity that matters but what matters is the efforts we have done for getting something for our loved ones which serves utility in their lives and reminds them of you whenever they have to make its use. So always one can go for a less expensive budget friendly gift which the person require at daily basis and it plays a valuable role in their existence.
- Hunt for options
Make a list of items beforehand taking into consideration choices of your friend, its usefulness, its requirement, something you’ve been told they are longing to buy since months. With the list prepared check the items with various vendors also match it up with your budget. A Cake Delivery of their favourite flavour with their favourite flowers at their home or office with a handwritten note inside the bouquet is a present that would never go out of style this would make them utterly delighted.
- Do-it-Yourself Gifts
D.I.Y is so in trend nowadays and is also pocket friendly. Who doesn’t love a gift which is handmade, has a personalized touch, made with lots of effort and something that would take a corner in their home and increase the beauty of the place. Different ideas of D.I.Y gifts are bookmarks (from popsicle sticks), a tissue box, hand-woven woollen items, lip balm lockets, Homemade bubble bath, water colour portraits, embroidery thread necklace, bath bombs in jar, their names in pomes, handmade chocolates and birthday cards and what not? You can customize the gifts on basis of their likes and dislikes and come up with the best gift on their D-day.
- Online Shopping
Online shopping is a boon in the modern era with this busy life. It is so handy and hassle free one at his wee hours can go online and put a keyword and get exactly something online which he requires with exact same size, shape, colour, design at an effective price. It offers a wide range of products with cheaper rates when compared to prices prevailing at market and helps us in cost cutting. Online Shopping has so many benefits like it delivers at the doorstep of the person for whom you are buying the gift. Likewise you can send Birthday Gifts online with decorative packaging to the exact place you want the gift to be delivered.
- Plan in Advance
Do your homework. Make a list of occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and other such events & the month they fall on and plan the accordingly plan the budget. As we have planned in advance we can avail discounts during the season sales and also use a gift voucher if you have any for the gift you wish to purchase.
It’s not always about money but you should be well aware on what you are spending your hard earned money. We are not asking you to stop buying expensive gifts but we are just concerned for you that if you are buying something buy right and make your finances wisely.