Be it any season or any holiday or any special festive activity day you sure will have to buy gifts and then if that holiday or occasion demands multiple gifts to be given to a large number of people the you sure are doomed to outgrow your budget.
What that generally means is that you will have to fine inexpensive gifts for everyone. But inexpensive gifts that you find in the market are generally very shabby and also they do not have that quality which will inspire you to buy the gift. The reason for buying the gift is that you convey good wishes and heartfelt feelings for the recipient. But think other wise as to how the person will feel if he or she receives a gift which is not that good. This may put your relationship with the recipient in jeopardy.
There are several creative and unique ways to give quality gifts but you do not need to stretch your budget to the limit for these ones.The fist thing you need to do is planning. At the start of the year make sure that you have a list of important events that will come this year. These are apart from the usual suspects like Christmas and Thanks Giving. I am talking about events like high school graduation, college graduation or even gifts for new born babies of your friend or sister or brother.
Once you have the list you can then think of the total spend and what kind of gift do you want to give. With the list in place you know what things you can slash your budget on. Be on the look out for sales and discounts which the major retailers have at some point or the other. Do not wait till the gift giving time is at hand. Make sure that you have the gifts purchased well in advance. That is not says that you cannot buy at the last minute.
Sometimes you can get great deals when you buy at the last minute for example Christmas shopping. You can buy some great gifts at great discounts right on the Christmas eve as retailers' are trying to clear their inventory. Never give up trying. The next avenue is home made. Shop at wholesale retailers for items. Buy them in bulk and turn them into gifts. A homemade gift anyway is much preferred as it gives the impression of a personalized gift as opposed to the cold feeling that a normal gift will give. It will show the recipient the effort you have put in. Gift buying and giving both is an art so master that and you will never regret.