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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ms Vixen Gift Guide



The holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure there are many people you want to purchase gifts for. Ms Vixen is here to help, we have compiled a list, of websites, and gift ideas for everyone one on your list. Be it a casual coworker or your closest family member, we've got you covered.

Budgeting 
The holiday season is the season of giving, but it also is the season of acquiring a lot of debt. The most important thing to do is set a budget and stick to it. If you're doing in store shopping it's better to shop with cash. This way you see the money leave your wallet, and you have a visual of how much you are spending. If you don't like carrying cash (like me) write down the amount you spend from each store and subtract it from your budget on a note pad in your cell phone. Also, have a list of each person you are buying for and a spending limit for each person. Here's a work sheet from RealSimple.com that can help make budgeting easier.

Cutting Cost
Go online to websites like, black-friday.net and bfads.com for a sneak peak at this years black Fridays adds than create a list from that. This way you know exactly what you are spending before you go in the store. You may also compare prices at pricegrabber.com to compare competing retailers. Another way to get good deals is on Black Friday. It's a good day for deals but it isn't the only day, cyber Monday is a steady contender in great days to find good sales. What’s best about Cyber Monday is you can do it at your computer, no long lines or waits. Another option is going to website like couponcabin.com where you can print coupons for almost anything, or get coupon codes for just about every shopping website. Use theses options and we're sure you will be able to stay within your budget.

Priorities Gift Giving
Now, who exactly should you give a gift too? Yes, it's better to give than to receive but don't give so much you aren't able to take care of your daily needs.  Narrow down who you're giving gifts to. Make a list of people who you're giving gifts to, and decide what you're going to buy them before you reach the store. That way, you will have a price range already for the item. This makes it a lot easier to stay on your budget, than to go in the sore with no knowledge of what gifts you're purchasing. 

Gift Ideas
Why go through all of this budgeting if you don't buy gifts that people actually like? Don't worry we've got you covered. Here are some great gift options at an even greater price.



          
                The Sharper Image EC-P115 Portable Docking System $45


Kindle Fire $199




MICHAEL Michael Kors Gloves, Quilted Leather Gloves $48

Makeup Studio Blockbuster ($440 Value) 49.50



Sephora by OPI $48



Also remember, if you have no idea what to buy a person, simply by them a gift-card from their favorite store, this way they can get exactly what they want.


By: Naima Muhammad

                                                                                                  


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