Budget Holiday Gifts

The Budget Fashionista’s Holiday Shopping Guide Series shares shopping tips and advice to help you save money this holiday season. For more posts in the series, visit our Holiday Shopping Guide Page.

The first tip any budding fashionista must know is how to shop during the media frenzied, retail orgy time called the “Holiday Season.” Most of us would agree that the holidays have become as commercialized as good old Saint Nick himself (Why do some stores have their Christmas decorations out already? It’s not even Halloween).  You barely have enough time to remove your Halloween costume before commercial Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanza and Ramadan and even Diwali) is shoved down your throat.

So, how does one survive this holiday gift giving season with style, sanity, and your savings account in tact? Follow some of my gift giving tips after the jump.