Gift Shopping Tips for a Tight Budget

Have you seen the prices of greeting cards lately? It is hideous! Once you purchase the card and gift-wrap, your overall cost can easily increase by $10 to$15. If you are on a tight budget, this can be difficult as you spend more on the fluff and less on the actual gift. Not only are greeting cards expensive, their sizes often overwhelm small gifts, which make the overall presentation, looking goofy and unbalanced. Basically, you really don’t need to spend on expensive greeting cards to make an impression.

We all have this perception that greeting cards are the perfect match to gift giving. Although true, there are cost effective ways that can help you spend more on gifts and less on greeting cards. For instance, packaged blank cards are the best way to go as you pay less per card then individually. The other advantage of blank cards is that they are not specific to an occasion and can be used for anything. You should always have a pack handy and ready to use, as you never know when you will need to buy someone a last minute gift or card.

Choosing the right card can be time consuming. As the overall look of your gift is very important, you must consider size when choosing your card. The safest way is to choose a small size gift card, as it will fit to any size gift. In my opinion, the Groovy-0-Grams mini cards are the best to use as they fit perfectly on any size gift and they are very affordable. For the price of one greeting card, you get six per pack and you can use the mini cards for six different occasions. Now that’s a bargain! Not only are they affordable, the mini cards are really fun to use as they focus on different personalities rather then occasions. They also promote positive self- esteem, which is a gift in itself.

Being prepared in advance with a pack of mini cards will save you time and money. And, when those last minute gift frenzies strike, you will spend more on your gift and less on the fluff. Happy gift shopping!

For more gift shopping ideas and tips please log on at http://www.groovyarts.com
For more gift shopping ideas and tips please log on at www.groovyarts.com

About the Author

As the founder of Groovy Arts,Karen Couillard is known for being an entrepreneur in the world of art and design. Her signature art work has appeared in many publications as well as on several televison shows. Her expertise in the art and design industry has led her to teach workshops about art and business as well as write several “how to” articles that can be found on her website at www.groovyarts.com

Written by: Karen Couillard

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Sending
User Review
0 (0 votes)

Related Posts

  • 98
    Have you seen the prices of greeting cards lately? It is hideous! Once you purchase the card and gift-wrap, your overall cost can easily increase by $10 to $15. If you are on a tight budget, this can be difficult as you spend more on the fluff and less on…
  • 79
    When people started using plastics as their primary source of financial disbursements when shopping, they did not yet realize its greatest potential until today. It is only now that consumers learned how to treat credit cards with utmost care and concern as these could be one way to their success…
  • 74
    Buying Christmas gifts can either be a pleasure or a pain and the deciding factor is often centred upon whether you know what to buy for your recipient, or whether you are simply wandering aimlessly in search of inspiration. So to avoid the pain, a little prior gift planning can…
  • 73
    Mystery shopping is a long time and very easy to understand concept. In this very competitive age customer service is paramount to retailers. These retailers hire mystery shoppers, also known as secret shoppers to evaluate staff performance, check on customer service and evaluate front line cashier staff. Retail managers use…
  • 73
    Copyright 2009 Elaine Currie The art of shopping is something of a mystery to most men. Perhaps, therefore, it is not so surprising that few men realise there is an opportunity for them to earn money working from home doing mystery shopping. There are probably not many men who have…
  • 73
    Avoiding Fraud Through Safe Shopping Online fraud is an increasing problem that can be avoided. Every year more and more people shop online, and every year seems to bring more ways to trick unsuspecting buyers. This report was written to help protect you as a consumer. Following the guidelines set…
  • 72
    Why shop online in the first place? When you decide to go online for shopping there is a reason for that. Of course there is reason you think. But really; why not just go down town and buy the product you need? It's probably only a street or block away. Because…
  • 71
    Handbag styles are not only very diversified but they also fall in and out of fashion quite frequently. Although a handbag is not considered one of the main components of your outfit, it can still influence your overall aspect as much as a pair of shoes, blouse or jeans. Choosing…
  • 71
    More and more people are shopping on-line today than ever before, especially with the holidays just around the corner. We're looking for gifts for our kids, gifts for our family, and gifts for our friends. But is shopping on-line safe? Is our information secure? Is it convenient? For as many…
  • 71
    Discount Online Shopping Wednesday, April 27, 2009 - - Discount online shopping is a welcome reality of modern life, combining the convenience of purchasing over the Internet with considerable cost savings. And for the very best of discount online shopping in the United States and Canada, there is only one…
  • 71
    DO Shop early! Avoid the "Two Weeks 'til Wedding Day Attack." Get your wedding dress early. DO Research before your buy. The quickest and easiest way to research is by searching online. There are many Web sites dedicated do wedding dresses where you can get a ton of useful information…
  • 71
    Christmas shopping is no longer confined to the local mall or an annual catalog that happens to find it's way into your mailbox. Thanks to advanced technology, there is literally a whole world of shopping at your fingertips. The internet has revolutionized the way people shop and, besides, what better…
  • 71
    The internet can help you become a smarter shopper by introducing you to some of the best online shopping deals you'll find anywhere. And there's certainly nothing more convenient than online shopping from your bedroom, living room, rv, boat, hotel or office. With a few mouse clicks, you wiil find…
  • 70
    This article shows how doing it online, enhances your overall Christmas experience!   Christmas shopping online is not for you? If you are one of those that share this thought, you probably like to enjoy the atmosphere of physical shopping. Doing your Christmas shopping online despite all its convenience, lack…
  • 70
    As soon as December rolls in and snow starts falling, one can already sniff that undeniable Christmas air. Christmas...ahh. The word itself evokes all the happiest emotions, for isn't it this the happiest time of the year? Love is as its greatest, generosity at its fullest and mankind at its…
  • 70
    Time has changed completely, gone are the days when you spend hours locating your kind of jewelries in different malls and stores that costs you more than you actually spend on the jewel. Now, the same quality and varieties are available in just a click of the mouse i.e. internet…
  • 69
    Valetta, Malta - September 15, 2009 - Staying alert to turbulent market opportunities and growing thirst for gambling goods and accessories, Gamblinggates.com has launched its long-awaited e-shopping facility. GamblingGates.com customers are presented with a wide-ranging selection of gambling-related books, videos, DVDs, games and accessories. Look at reviews, descriptions, and other details…
  • 69
    Sometimes you need extra money for unexpected expenses like car repairs, unexpected bills, health expenses, school expenses, or a myriad of other reasons. Where do you go to get money for these unplanned expenses? Personal loans are available from many different companies and lenders for consumers today whether you have…
  • 69
    ---<<+>>-----<<+>>-----<<+>>-----<<+>>-----<<+>>-----<<+>> Shopping Tips: 1. If you are over 50 you can save hundreds of dollars off of car insurance and hotel stays by joining AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). Also, adding your children to your car insurance policy can also save you hundreds per year too. 2. If you…
  • 69
    For most people the use of a car rental is a necessity. It generally is done as the result of a need for a replacement vehicle for a period of time. Most people do not rent cars on a regular basis and do not know all the ins and outs…

Share Your Thoughts

Make A comment

Subscribe By Email for Updates.
Copied!