Christmas Gifts That Will Save You Money
Socks are the go-to example of a bad holiday gift from an uncaring gifter (or a relative who doesn't really know you), but that's an unwarranted reputation, if you ask me. If you're in a cold weather climate, you wear thick ones every day, but chances are you don't have 10 or 15 or even seven pairs to last you through a laundry cycle. If you have an office job, you need a lot of dress socks, and if you're an athlete you may need specialty socks (I recently purchased cushioned running socks and they changed my life, or at least my feet), the list goes on. And all those socks don't come cheap.
Socks are practical. Practicalities aren't always fun or shiny or sexy, and that means they can be a let-down when left under the Christmas tree. For some, Christmas is a good excuse to ask for little luxuries they can't really afford or don't want to "waste"
- Amazon Prime membership
- Beauty subscription box
- Cook books and spices
- Food storage containers
- Gym membership (for a month or two)
- Home essentials: dish soap, floss, laundry detergent, LED lightbulbs, mouth wash, paper towels, pain relievers, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc.
- Instant pot (and some packaged food to go along with it)
- Metrocard or parking spot fee (for a month or two)
- Moviepass subscription
- Name-brand shampoos/conditioners/face washes/serums/etc. they wouldn't normally buy themselves (assuming you know their preferred brand)
- Netflix subscription
- Pots and/or pans
Scarves, hats, gloves
- Socks and slippers
What are your preferred money-saving gifts?