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Money-Saving Gift Ideas for the Holidays

By: Carly Hallman


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If you are like most of us, you’re getting excited about the holidays, but also feeling tense about what you should buy and where the money will come from.  The holiday season brings us so much joy… seeing family and friends and having time away from work, but it also brings… stress.  You may spend forever wondering what you’re going to get your loved ones and think, “He already has this,” or “How can I afford to buy that?”  If this sounds like you – don’t fret!  We still have a little over a month to come up with (and make) great gift ideas that are exciting and affordable!

For starters, think of giving gifts from the heart – such as a framed picture, a homemade pie, knitting a blanket, or making a homemade corn-hole set.  There’s also the homemade tile coaster (everyone could use a coaster), manicure set, and rainbow loom jewelry for kids (design ideas shown here).  There are so many websites that give a plethora of ideas on DIY (do-it-yourself) items, you are bound to find something that will suit your fancy.  Just a few of the best DIY websites we’ve found include (but are not limited to):

  1. Pinterest

  2. Martha Stewart

  3. Shutterfly

  4. A Beautiful Mess

  5. Country Living

  6. Craft Bits

These six websites, and soooo many more, are just a click away and are full of outstanding ideas that will not only give you fulfillment when giving your gift, but also make the recipient feel special knowing that he or she received something straight from the heart!  All this gift-making will also save you tons of money! And, if you still need some more extra cash over the holidays, InstaLoan can help you with that… insta fast! So, what are you waiting for?  Start researching now and decide what you are going to make!