Christmas Budget Ideas to Help with Your Budgeting

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Christmas budget ideas

Have you decided on a Christmas budget? If you have, that’s great! That entitles you to bigger savings for the season’s spending and less stress. We have some Christmas budget ideas for you. First, know what things you’ll be spending a budget for, that’s why there’s a need to categorize. Here are some of the sample categories:

Gifts

  • Spouse
  • Child #1
  • Child #2
  • Niece
  • Nephew
  • Aunt
  • Uncle
  • Grandparent
  • Friend
  • Friend #2
  • Church Exchange
  • Work Exchange
  • Teacher #1
  • Teacher #2

Decorations:

  • Outside
  • Inside
  • Tree
  • Gift

Food:

  • Party
  • Christmas Day Dinner
  • Host/Hostess
  • Cookies for Neighbors

Miscellaneous:

  • Stamps for Christmas Cards
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Christmas Cards
  • Charitable Donations
  • Party Clothes
  • Party costs

If you have these categories, to make your budgeting task simple, you just have to allocate an amount for the different categories. If you have a Christmas Fund, it will be easier to do. If you are expecting a Christmas bonus, you can use that amount for the different categories you have. For every dollar you spent, make a record of it. That way, you’ll be able to know how much money is left per category and of course you’ll know how much is left of the total Christmas budget.

When assigning how much you’re going spend per category, look at your spending from the past years and make a decent estimation of how much should be spent now. If you had a notebook that recorded your previous spending then you’ll be able to determine easily what to put. Always check your budget so that you won’t overspend, whether it’s on gift items or food. If it’s possible, put a price on each item you have purchased so that you already know just how much you’ll spend.

There you have it, Christmas budget ideas for your celebration.

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