Christmas can be a tough time of year, especially for those who feel like they are crumbling under debt or just don't have a ton of spare cash laying around to buy super nice gifts. For someone like me, who loves to give gifts, I hate when I don't have a lot to give.
But, it is the thought that counts, and you can actually make a ton of amazing gifts that anyone would love to receive. In today's post, I'll give you instructions on six DIY Christmas gifts that most people would be happy to receive! Enjoy:
1. CUP OF CHEER HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
2. DIY CANDLES
3. SUGAR SCRUBS
4. DOLLAR STORE GIFT BASKETS
5. A HOME-MADE HAT OR SCARF
6. HAND-MADE JEWELRY
Where has the month of November gone!? It feels like just yesterday when I was posting each day for Blogtober! If you miss the content I put out each day in October, you'll be happy to know that I'm doing Blogmas here on TheOpinionatedOne.com!
So, to get myself into the Christmas and holiday spirit, I figured I would do some research and share some things I've found myself that will help you get extra money or save your money for this holiday season.
EARN: DO SOME FREELANCE
I do freelance assignments pretty regularly on a site called Fiverr. I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that I have come across a few issues with specific customers on the site. However, I've been doing freelance writing on Fiverr for years.
This site in particular allows you to sell a number of things, including graphics, voiceovers, songs, programming, relationship advice, and much more! If you want to make a little bit of extra money, try a freelance site!
SAVE: USE COUPON CODE SITES
If you love watching YouTube videos, you've probably heard a number of influencers talking about Honey. Honey is something that I've personally used and it does work for some of your favorite sites. Honey is a browser extension. When you go to check out, it pops up and you simply have to click "run coupon codes." Honey will check to see if you have any coupon matches.
I've also downloaded an app called RetailMeNot. On this app, you can type in your favorite stores and browse the online or in-store coupons. When you click the coupon that you'd like to use, you can press "Get Code" to copy it!
EARN: PLAY TRIVA FOR CASH
Basically, you are awarded points that have a value. You must go to Swagbucks.com to redeem your points for gift cards or PayPal credit. You can also enter sweepstakes and donate to worthy causes like The Wounded Warrior Project, The Humane Society, and more. On the website, you can also participate in polls and surveys to earn more points.
Save these points up to redeem them for cash or gift cards so you can do your holiday shopping!
SAVE: SIGN UP FOR A SAVINGS PLAN
EARN: FIND A SEASONAL WEEKEND JOB
Search local listings for odd jobs or weekend, part-time jobs you can do for spare cash. Sometimes, sport complexes may need workers to clean up the grounds, sell tickets, or sell concessions during the season. You might also find a holiday-themed event that needs extra help. Check around and take a look at the listings. See what job can fit into the schedule you already have! Many retail stores need extra help around the holidays!
Short, sweet, and to-the-point! There are, of course, many other ways to save money and earn money this season, but these are the ones I've either tested myself or have researched to be popular around this time of year!