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The Broke Millennial's Guide to Christmas Gifts

Monday, November 30, 2015
A Millennial is anyone who was born between the early 1980's and 2000's. We are bold , self entitled and have the belief that in order to be successful , we should not have to work for anyone period!


With these beliefs there are certain periods of time when we have a lot of money and another time we are broke. The tips below is sure to help the broke millennial this season.

Less is always more: If you know you have limited funds for the holiday , there is no need to be ballin'; you literally cannot afford it. Ask people the top 5 items they would like ( limit the amount of people ) then do your research and get the least expensive thing on that list.

Make Purchases earlier: Stores tend to hike their prices as it gets closer to Christmas especially on Christmas Eve. Try to purchase gifts as early as possible! Things like electronics are very popular and also expensive so get them early! Use days like Black Friday or whatever sale is available to you.

Never Re-Gift: Would you want something that another person doesn't want? There are those slick cheap people who think it's cool to simply pass over a gift they don't want from like 5 years ago and feel they have successfully given a great gift! Newsflash! People know when they are being re-gifted.


Personalize it: If you are crafty or super talented , why not make something. I actually prefer handmade gifts to store bought ones since I know time and thought went into it. If you are a great painter , you can gift an original painting. All it will cost you is time since you already have the resources.

The Gift of Self : Sounds a bit corny and even crazy right? Well , you're broke so it's all about being creative so you can please the people around you ( not really ) Let's say you are a photographer and all your core group of friends are Bloggers. Why not offer them some of your time to shoot a few pictures for them?  Maybe your friend just  had a baby and could use some help ..offer yourself

Share your tips on Gift Shopping when you are broke

19 comments on "The Broke Millennial's Guide to Christmas Gifts"
  1. I purchase all year long and make sure I am done by 11/01 :)

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  2. I like the idea of making it personal. We don't have a huge amount of money so the more we can do ourselves the better. Great tips

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  3. These are great tips on how to Christmas shop without busting the budget! I like the idea of asking for people's top 5 wishlist items and narrowing it down!

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  4. I shope all year so I'm done. I also make sure to buy a few extra gifts for those unexpected moments.

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  5. I think the idea of "the gift of self" is awesome and usually very appreciated by the recipient.

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  6. Great tips. It is hard not to feel guilty about not giving expensive gifts. Letting go of the pressure makes it easy to give from the heart.

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  7. These are great ideas. I think a lot of millennials are in this situation! Personalized gifts make such a big impression!

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  8. Such a great idea to gift yourself! So clever! Your tips are very useful. My daughter just made a few gifts for her friends.

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  9. We are done with the majority of our shopping, so thankful. Also I completely agree on the re-gifting!

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  10. Being creative on a budget can be tough but you nailed it here. Yay for no re-gifting.

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  11. I think handmade gifts are always great! I'll be making gifts for my girls teachers this year.

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  12. I'm done shopping, because we're saving for a trip, we agreed to have a more frugal Christmas, so each one of us only got one gift plus stocking items!

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  13. Handmade gifts are great. I love making salt and sugar scrubs for friends.

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  14. I definitely purchase all year long as well as make gifts too. One year I opted not to do this and am probably still paying for it.

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  15. I don't mnind a re-gift if it's something I like. I've seen some atrocious ones though that left me saying, 'really?' :)

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  16. Handmade gifts are the best... it doesn't have to be something extravagant or expensive to show those around you that you love them.

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  17. This is a clever post.
    Nice work and it reads very original in structure.

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  18. These are great tips! I'm all about personalizing. Sometimes it can be something really inexpensive, but if you personalize it, it makes it extra special!

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