How to Save Money When Buying Gifts

by Alli

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are my own. 

Are you sitting down? I have good news.

I, the one who always waits to the last minute when it comes to buying gifts, started Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I am patting myself on the back.

When you have a large family like mine, you look for ways to save money when it comes to buying gifts. That’s why I always turn to Groupon Goods when shopping for Christmas or birthday gifts.

I don't like paying full price for anything. When buying gifts for my family, I've learned how to save money any how to keep track of how much I've spent.

Excitement builds whenever I receive an email from Groupon because I know I’m about to save some serious cash. I grab a cup of coffee and open the email during my morning break time from work. There’s no better way to spend my break than saving money.

To keep up with my Christmas gift giving, I make a list (and check it twice). I keep a copy on my laptop and my phone so I can know at a glance what gifts have been purchased and the cost. My list also helps me stick to my budget.

For instance, my youngest daughter is a newlywed who loves working out. Groupon Goods has many gift options for healthy living. She’d love this kettlebell set!

How to Buy Gifts on a Budget

Another one of my daughters is all about jewelry. She’d love this bracelet. Psst: If you’re looking for jewelry, they also have big, beautiful diamond rings.

Buying Gifts and Saving Money

Whether you’re looking for a small thank-you gift or a high-end special-occasion gift, Groupon Goods has you covered.

I fell in love with these portable dog bowls. These will come in handy when you’re traveling with your pooch to grandma’s house for the holidays.

How to Save Money when Buying Gifts

I think I’ll add this greenhouse to my Christmas gift list. Would you please pass it on to my husband? 🙂

How to Buy Gifts on a Budget

Do you make a list when you’re shopping for gifts?

 

 

22 comments

Shirley Wood September 14, 2016 - 9:46 am

I think I’ll add that greenhouse to MY gift list. I’m drooling right now. I love Groupon and wouldn’t dream of shopping online without going there first. You never know what awesome deals you will find, like that greenhouse.

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Paula Schuck September 14, 2016 - 11:42 am

I do all of my shopping through Groupon whenever possible. There are so many deals there! Goupon Coupons is absolutely fantastic!

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Jeanette September 14, 2016 - 2:55 pm

I love all these ideas! My favorite one is a portable dog bowl. That thing would be a lifesaver when you’re out on a hike with your dog.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 14, 2016 - 4:22 pm

I love Groupon. I always find great deals on products and services there. Now when I need to buy something, I check there first to see if there’s a promotion going on.

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ricci September 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm

I love Groupon shopping for myself but I have never though to buy them as gifts! This is such a great idea especially because I have such a large family!!

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Stephanie Jeannot September 14, 2016 - 7:26 pm

This is excellently written. Especially with the know;ledge that Christmas will be here shortly. Good ideas to keep in mind.

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Gwendolyn Mulholland September 14, 2016 - 8:56 pm

Groupon has so many ways to save and with Christmas coming up quickly now is the time to take advantage. I have not started shopping but we have trimmed back over the years so I only have about 5 people to buy for.

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Amanda Simkin September 14, 2016 - 10:13 pm

I am slowly starting to brainstorm gifts for my kids but haven’t made any purchases yet. I typically wait for major sales around Thanksgiving. Thanks for your tried and true tips!

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 15, 2016 - 3:15 am

Oh, my gosh, I love that greenhouse! So pretty. I could really picture myself relaxing and writing in that structure surrounded by the beautiful world. Groupon is a great resource for gifts. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Alli September 15, 2016 - 4:41 pm

That greenhouse is the bomb, right?

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Rebecca Swenor September 15, 2016 - 4:38 am

I used to make Christmas lists but since money is tight I haven’t done the past few years. The Groupon Goods is something I will have to check out though. It looks like they have some really great gift ideas and everyone loves to save money. Thanks for sharing the Groupon Goods.

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Inspiring Kitchen September 15, 2016 - 7:47 am

wow, its nice to think that when you are shopping, you can still get back something in return . Just like this groupon, any saving here can still be spent for more gifts for the holidays.

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Amanda Love September 15, 2016 - 10:21 am

I love this post! It’s easier to save on gifts when you shop early and when you look for deals especially in Groupon. They have so much to offer and that’s what’s awesome about them. You won’t have a difficult time looking for gifts!

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Melissa Dixon September 15, 2016 - 11:24 am

I am all about Groupon lately. Such great deals to be had! I think this is perfect for saving money while buying gifts!

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Dana September 15, 2016 - 2:35 pm

I’m such a nerd – I make a spreadsheet when it comes to holiday shopping and list all recipients, ideas and if I purchased something for them. 🙂

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Kendall Rayburn September 15, 2016 - 4:50 pm

I really love Groupon, you can score some great deals on their site! Especially house cleaning packages (hint, hint to my hubby)!

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Annemarie LeBlanc September 15, 2016 - 9:21 pm

I do make a list for my Christmas shopping. It is imperative that I keep within budget! There are so many things you can see that would tempt you to purchase and I try to avoid impulse buying. Like you, I check Groupon first before I head out to shop. It does save me some money that I can use to purchase other things (for myself). LOL.

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Terri Beavers September 16, 2016 - 3:18 am

I will be using Groupon when I do my Christmas shopping. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the savings I get using Groupon.

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lauren happel September 16, 2016 - 11:41 am

I love shopping ahead of time, i find so many deals on the items I want and need for gifts by starting early!

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Susan Quackenbush September 17, 2016 - 1:49 am

The start of the school year marks the start Christmas shopping for me! I like to get a head start and watch for the various deals happening over the next several months. Now I can integrate a few of the tips you’ve shared and it will be a major win! Thank you! 🙂

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christina aliperti September 17, 2016 - 9:01 pm

I always make a list when gift shopping. I will forget someone if I don’t. I love Groupon!

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Yandra September 19, 2016 - 4:16 pm

I’ve never used Groupon before. I will definitely have to check them out to get some great deals on gifts for Christmas as well as for some birthdays that are coming up soon. Thank you for this information.

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