With the mad rush leading up to Christmas, it’s never too early to start shopping for gifts, especially if you don’t want to spend a fortune. But how do you get the Christmas gifts your loved ones want on a budget? Here are a couple of tips to help you get the best Christmas gifts while saving big.


So you’ve decided to get an early start on your holiday shopping, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide which new toys and tools your friends and family will enjoy the most.

Never fear! I have scoured the internet to find some of the latest fun gadgets and toys for kids and adults.

To Him: Of course, everyone has been hearing a lot about the Apple iPad and iPhone, so they’re always safe bets if the man in your life is really into technology. But for a slightly different twist (or if your guy is more PC than Mac), how about opting for an Android smartphone? For a low-cost option, try the Augen 7″ Color Touchscreen Tablet PC, available at Kmart.com.

For Her: If your girlfriend, mom or sister is into high-tech beauty, you might want to check out the ghd brand of professional hair styling tools that’s been buzzing on the internet’s top beauty sites. The versatile ceramic flat iron not only works to straighten hair, but also to create beautiful curls and waves, and there are tons of great styling products to make sure your hair gets the best care. And there’s an instructional DVD included! Check it out at Buy.com.

For the kids: While Barbies will never go out of style, Moxie Girlz dolls definitely make waves everywhere with their bold style and accessories. Here’s a great way to save money while giving your child hours of fun and lots of options: the Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Head Gamez doll from Kmart.com, which includes two extra ‘pop-on’ heads, so it’s just like have three dolls in one!

If you’re looking for something both toddlers and older kids will enjoy, the latest Nintendo DSi XL handheld gaming system is a great way to have games on the go! The popular Brain Age learning software is pre-installed, and with larger screens and a built-in camera, it’s a great way for friends and family to bond. Abt Electronics has a great selection in many fun colors.

Great ways to save on your Christmas shopping

It’s possible to get great Christmas gifts without blowing your budget or racking up credit card debt! Check out some of these tips to help you maximize savings.

minifee doll by [Dollshy]