The leaves are changing, the coffee flavors are turning, and the music of Christmas is just about to fill the air. It can start to feel a bit overwhelming when the shopping season starts to come around, especially when you’re looking for gifts for someone else. For many, the holiday season hurts the pocketbook, and causes stresses that keep many from finding that special gift for that special someone.
Luckily, there are some pretty great ways to lift your shopping spirits while helping save a little bit of coin in your pocketbook this holiday season.
Out with the old, in with the new
Year after year, tons of new electronic gadgets and household wares are released on the market. Consumerism at its’ best. And every following year, there are the hot new must-haves for you and your loved ones. The biggest pain-point is that you have just now used the gadgets you received from last Christmas, and with each hot-new item, prices go up and up.
A great place to being to make sure that you’ll add some money to your bank this holiday season, and fulfill all your Christmas lists as best as you can, is to get rid of the things you no longer want or need.
Using local online classifieds and marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay, OfferUp, and LetGo can help you get rid of some un-needed items. Electronics sell extremely well right now. Make sure they’re clean and presented in as good of condition as you can. This will maximize your return. Clean those unworn Jordans, and wipe off the old PS3 that you haven’t turned on in ages. It’s time to cash in.
With an abundance of options available for you out there, it could be hard to choose where to sell to. For smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices, simple online buyback solutions such as. Tech Reboot, offer great and easy solutions to getting you paid out fast. Whether you have a gently used Apple iPhone taking up space, or a nearly-broken Macbook Pro no longer in use, Tech Reboot is a safe and contact-free option that will lead you to a quick and easy payment. This will bulk up that wallet when you’re ready to shop for your family.
Fix what you already have
Don’t throw away that broken phone. Instead of chucking what you and your family already own, search for ways to fix it, restore it, and make it desirable once again. Did you get a coffee machine for Christmas last year? How about reigniting your love for coffe by purchasing accessories to make an at home coffee bar, such as reusable pods or a milk frother. This is a great option, that may be a little more cost-saving than if you were to go buy some new type of gadget that everyone just can’t live without.
This year has been a rough one. If you had a rough year and some things broke along the way like your smartphone or tablet, a wonderful option would be to give the gift of repair. Prior to searching out for a repair service, check the existing warranty on the device to make sure it’s not covered You never know if a free replacement is one phone call away.
If that warranty just didn’t pan out, devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads and computers can be repaired for a good price with services such as iFixYouri. With an abundance of options, including mail-in repair services, and retail stores in Florida, the gift of repair is something that can outlast any other item.
Buy gently used
Take a stab at thrifting. Thrift shops can serve as a treasure trove of unbelievable gifts and items at super low prices. Macklemore once said in his song Thrift Shop, “I’m gonna pop some tags, only got 20 dollars in my pocket.” Thrift shopping can help you find unique and affordable gives that has a green and eco-friendly feeling to it as well. New-to-you is where it’s at.
Giftcards, giftcards, giftcards
Supporting your community will help make sure that food is kept on the tablet and paychecks are able to be paid. Your local economy really needs all the support possible. Introduce a family member to a nearby coffee shop, or a hidden gem of a yoga studio. Perhaps a local ice cream shop that’s been hit hard by covid. A simple gift card can be redeeming and life-saving to a local business. Perhaps you have a kid that wants a new game? A gift card on the App Store or Google Play store can really bring a smile to someone’s face. If you don’t know much about someone, head over to your local boutique store and get them something nice, or a Visa gift card from the grocery store never hurts either.
Gift cards are great because they taking the guessing out of gift giving and allow the recipient to just make the choice on their own. Rather than dread what you could or couldn’t afford, just know that it’s the thought that counts anyway.
Good luck with your 2020 holiday shopping!