Set limits for gift giving
This sounds easy, but I have a hard time doing this. I started shopping early this year and have not kept very good track of what I have bought and how much I have spent. Shame on me.
Also, talk to friends and family about using a set dollar amount. Another idea for families is drawing names. This works very well for large families. No one is burdened down with buying 20 gifts. They are just responsible for one.
What do you do to save money around the holidays?