Gift Shopping Tips for Tight Budgets

Have you seen the prices of greeting cards laTely? It is hideous! Once you purchase
the card and gift-wrap, your overall cost can easily increase by $ 10 to $ 15. If you are
on a tight budget, this can be difficult as you spend more on the fluff and less on
the actual gift. Not only are greeting cards expensive, their sizes often overwhelm
small gifts, which make the overall presentation, looking goofy and unbalanced.
Basically, you really do not need to spend on expensive greeting cards to make an
impression.

We all have this perception that greeting cards are the perfect match to gift giving.
Although true, there are cost effective ways that can help you spend more on gifts
and less on greeting cards. For instance, packed blank cards are the best way to
go as you pay less per card then individually. The other advantage of blank cards is
that they are not specific to an occasion and can be used for anything. You should
always have a pack handy and ready to use, as you never know when you will need
to buy someone a last minute gift or card.

Choosing the right card can be time consuming. As the overall look of your gift is
very important, you must consider size when choosing your card. The safest way is
to choose a small size gift card, as it will fit to any size gift. In my opinion, the
Groovy-0-Grams mini cards are the best to use as they fit perfectly on any size gift
and they are very affordable. For the price of one greeting card, you get six per pack
and you can use the mini cards for six different occasions. Now that's a bargain! Not
only they are affordable, the mini cards are really fun to use as they focus on
different personalities rather than occasions. They also promote positive self-
esteem, which is a gift in itself.

Being prepared in advance with a pack of mini cards will save you time and money.
And, when those last minute gift frenzies strike, you will spend more on your gift
and less on the fluff. Happy gift shopping!

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