5 Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to shop! Here are a few suggestions to help you spread some holiday cheer without overspending.

Baskets and kits

A basket filled with small but thoughtful items is a great gift that won’t kill your budget. For example, you can put together a movie night basket that includes movie passes, popcorn, candy and soda, or a manicure kit with nail polish, clippers, cotton balls and nail polish remover.


Homemade gifts aren’t just for kids. Craft stores and online shopping have made it easy to create unique and sophisticated gifts yourself. Personalized mugs, jewelry, bookends and even mobile phone cases are a few things you can make at a low cost.

Check out some creative DIY gift ideas here.

Baked goods

Everyone likes delicious homemade treats! All it takes is your favorite recipe and some creative packaging.

Get inspired with these edible gifts.


Instead of buying physical presents, give the gift of your time. Take a friend or family member out for an adventure or relaxing outing. Try geocaching, nature walking or attending a free fitness class!


Honey is a Google Chrome extension that you can download for free. With a click of a button, it applies any existing coupon codes to items that you buy online.

Download the Honey extension here.

Stay tuned for more ways to save throughout the year. Or learn how you can save for the holidays next year with a Select Savings Account!

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