Dealing with holiday gifts


Maya Ehikhamenor

Since the year is coming to an end and the holidays are coming quicker than expected, it’s time to start thinking about how to spend your money on getting gifts for friends and family for the holidays without hurting your wallet.

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday gone, you might not find your favorite items at an affordable price in stores and online. If you like to impulse-buy items like the typical shopper, then you might find it hard to do with the biggest shopping day of the year clearing store shelves. Just be on the lookout for all of the things that you want to get — for yourself or for others.

The one underrated day that few people know about is Green Monday. This day is the second Monday of December, and it is similar to Cyber Monday. The deals that they have are just as great, so you should make sure to be on the lookout if you’re still interested in buying anything. Someone was able to buy a pair of Beats headphones that were once about $200 for less than $100 during Green Monday, so it is definitely something worth looking into.

If your family and friends choose to celebrate Christmas a little early, and you realize that there were a couple gifts chosen that you didn’t like or if you received any gifts from last Christmas that you never appreciated, you can choose to regift them and give them to a friend during National Regifting Day. This holiday is held on the third Thursday of December.

With all of these opportunities waiting ahead for you, how can you refuse to take advantage of this moment? The holiday break is coming really fast, so you should start to look into where you want to shop and what you want to get for the holidays.