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Gift giving ideas and money saving tips for holiday shopping on a budget

Homemade gifts are a great way to express your creative side. (Courtesy of aussiegall)

Homemade gifts are a great way to express your creative side. (Courtesy of aussiegall)

With only a few weeks of shopping days to go, you may be running out of gift giving ideas that you can afford. If your shopping list is larger than your budget, then you could use some money saving tips. It’s time to think outside the box, get creative and come up with alternatives to the usual store bought presents.

Simple gift giving ideas

There’s an old saying that goes, “KISS: Keep it simple, stupid.” Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. Just take a look at the New Mexico State University Housing and Residential Life (NMSU) Pinterest board, “Easy/Cheap Gifts for poor college students.”

On the board you’ll find links to all sorts of easy and inexpensive gifts that you can assemble yourself. Examples of gifts include: Read more