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Marina

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Food Planet

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Deans Auto Spares

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Ambie

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Money saving tips for festive shopping

Make a List

Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for, no matter how small the gift may be. Include ideas of what to give each person, along with the maximum amount you’re willing to spend.

Start Early

Don’t wait until a week before Christmas to start buying gifts. Keep your eyes open all year round for items friends and family would like; it’s often when you’re not looking for something specific that you stumble across the perfect gift for Dad or your best friend Jenny. Once December hits, you’ll be glad that you already have some people crossed off your list.

Do Online Research

If you’re unsure of which specific item to buy (for example, you want to buy your husband a digital camera but don’t know what brand or model is best), search for reputable online reviews. You’ll have to pay a small subscription fee, but they have hundreds of expert reviews on everything from laptops to baby strollers to breakfast cereals.

Do It Yourself

There’s an abundance of homemade pickles, hand-knit hats, and handcrafted stationery these days, thanks to a growing obsession with all things crafty and homespun (just look at all the unique things). If you’re creatively inclined, avoid mall madness altogether and bake a batch of cookies, sew personalized bags, or make beautiful ear rings for friends and family. If you need to learn a new skill, look into classes in your neighbourhood or invest in a how-to book—there’s one for just about every craft out there.

Every thoughtful, personal gift will be treasured forever and, again, it needn’t cost much at all. You can save even more and buy some DIY frames. Job done.

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