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15 Money-Saving Gifts to Add to Your Christmas List

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Are you the type of person who never really wants anything specific around the holidays? We get it — you’re a money-saver, and it’s hard to pick out presents that will serve you the most. With that in mind, we created this list of gifts that will help you in your money-saving efforts all year long.

1. Eau de Parfum

If you’re after some new scents, make sure to ask for eau de parfum, not eau de toilette. Parfum is more expensive, but it will last for double the amount of time.

2. Hand Blender

Buying a meal deal everyday for lunch adds up to well over $5,000 in a year, so why not ask for a hand blender to make your own soups to take to work? You can also use it to make pasta sauces from scratch, which saves a fortune and are much tastier compared to store-bought versions.

3. TV Subscription Service

Ask for a subscription to a TV streaming service and cut your hefty satellite bill. You can watch all your favorite TV shows as well as maybe finding some new hidden gems.

4. A Piggy Bank

Keep a pretty piggy bank in the hallway and have the family contribute small change throughout the year. You can crack it open and spend it on a day out you’ll all enjoy.

5. Filtered Water Bottle

Buying bottled water to take the gym or have at your desk can add up, so ask Santa for a filtered water bottle. You can refill it for free and the filter will remove any hardness from the water, making it taste better and encouraging you to drink more.

6. Cappuccino/Espresso Maker

If you’re a caffeine addict and are constantly shelling out for on-the-go beverages, ask your loved ones for a nice coffee maker. You can buy ceramic mugs and fill them up with coffee shop-style coffee everyday without the price tag.

7. Salad Spinner

Premade bags of salad are pricey and have a short shelf life. Instead, buy your salad ingredients separately and use your new salad spinner to turn it into the real deal.

8. Soy Candles

Soy candles are more expensive than paraffin candles, but they burn 50 percent longer, which means they’re hugely cost effective. 

9. Lip and Cheek Stain

If you’re a makeup junkie, ask for a lip and cheek stain combo this Christmas. Having a two-in-one product is a no-brainer, and a good quality one will last longer than two separate products.

10. Herb Garden

Cooking fans take heed: If you prefer to cook with fresh herbs, stop buying the supermarket packets and grow your own. Ask your family for your own herb garden, which can live happily in windowsill planters. Some even grow indoors!

11. Movie Gift Card

If you’re a movie fan, you can save a bucket load of cash by asking for a movie theater gift card this Christmas. If you go to the movies more than twice a month, you’ll definitely notice the difference.

12. Headphones

Music lovers can waste up to $10 each time they replace cheap earbuds, so ask for a decent pair of headphones that are built to last.

13. Fitness Supplies

Ditch your gym membership in the New Year and instead ask for fitness equipment. Having your own weights, yoga mat, or exercise ball will encourage you to exercise more as well as saving you dough.

14. Carbonated Drinks Maker

If you’re hooked on fizzy drinks, ask for a beverage carbonator to make your own at home. Most come with reusable bottles so you’ll be helping the environment, too.

15. Classes

One of the best ways to save money is to teach yourself the trade. Whether it’s mechanics, knitting, cookery, or woodworking, you can have loads of fun learning a new skill as well as saving money once you’ve mastered the craft.

This article was originally written by Yours editors. For more, check out our sister site, Yours.

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