(NAPSI)—Holiday sales are expected to top $437 billion this season, according to the National Retail Federation. But if you’re looking for ways to cut back on spending, you’re not alone.
Visiting your local discount store for holiday shopping will save you cash and time. Many stores offer a variety of affordable holiday necessities—including dinnerware, housewares, decor and hostess gifts that can help you stay within budget. Try these money-saving tips:
Make A List
Think of a shopping list as a plan of action to get in and out of the store as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Be prepared with a detailed shopping list for holiday gifting needs or for planning a dinner party. You can also try online list-creation tools that allow you to create, manage and update gift and personal shopping lists.
Stock up on essentials early to avoid costly last-minute trips to the grocery store. The Archer Farms collection at Target offers a wide variety of snacks and appetizers that are quick and delicious. Be certain that your guest room and living areas are spotless. The store’s up & up collection includes cleaning supplies to help you get ready.
Make decorating your home an annual tradition while also creating special memories. The Marcel Wanders for Target holiday collection features attention-grabbing, decorative pieces at affordable prices, including ceramic vases, stockings and ornaments, as well as dinnerware for holiday parties. Combine the collection with festive tablecloths and napkins to transform your dinner table into a scene right out of a magazine.
Consider keeping extra gifts on hand for any last-minute gifting or for that special hostess. Items such as a boxed wine, like Wine Cube, sweet-smelling candles and colorful beauty gift sets are great giftable options, all for under $20.