While the holiday season can be a time of joy and celebration, some aspects — like gift-buying — can become pressure-filled.
It’s an important time of year for giving and generosity — so there will still be gifts, but they may be more about meaning than about the price tag. In fact, a recent survey from Gallup reports that Americans plan to chop their gift giving budget by nearly 15% compared to 2019. One great way to commit to mindful spending is to use this simple Microstep:
Write down a price limit — the maximum amount you want to spend — before you go shopping for yourself or for a present for someone.
When you don’t have a clear idea, it’s too easy to blow your budget.
One way Discover is making the process easier for its cardmembers is through The Discover Store, a digital storefront on Amazon dedicated to making shopping so much less stressful. The store available at Amazon.com/DiscoverStore offers a variety of items and these products are discounted by 20% when shoppers use their Discover card now through December 31, 2020. Their Holiday Gift Finder — it refreshes with new products every two weeks — is kind of like the personal shopping assistant we all wish we had. Instead of roaming store aisles (or even online shops) and wondering, “Where do I begin?”, you can browse within five distinct categories to find the perfect meaningful, affordable, and well-being-boosting gift for the special people in your life:
The Tech Wizard: Plenty of cool tech gifts and gadgets to buy for everyone — from kids to tech-obsessed friends or family members.
The Home Enhancer: Many of us have been spending more time at home during the pandemic, and these gifts will make any space cozier and more comfortable. Air purifiers or oil diffusers, anyone?
The Chef: You guessed it, this is your one-stop-shop for all the foodies in your life. Find everything from edible treats to kitchen tools.
The Wellness Warrior: Taking care of our well-being has never been more important. No matter what your budget, you’ll find a gift here that helps loved ones prioritize their health. Think exercise equipment, water bottles, fitness trackers, and more.
The Pet Lover: Treats, toys, and accessories — because we can’t forget about the four-legged friends in our lives.
For more ideas on how to give back this holiday season, watch this video.