Set a budget. Think of the total amount of money you have to spend and set a limit for each person's gift. You do not have to spend alot of money on the people you gift to if you use your time, resources and creativity!
Check on-line before in-store You might find the biggest bang for your buck!
Have a holiday potluck You do NOT have to do all of the cooking! Ask guests to bring drinks, utencils, dessert or side dishes.
Give edible gifts instead of expensive gifts Cookies, fruit, or a homemade meal to give to seniors or friends without family nearby.
Give framed photo gifts Get frames at the dollar store.
Cannot afford to give monetarily to a charity? Volunteer or declutter your home for charity. No credit card required!
Homemade crafts Are you a crafter with tons of supplies? Tons of gift basket and jar ideas can be found on Pinterest.
Babysit Do you have friends or family who could use a date?
This is by no means everything to explore for a frugal Christmas. Think out-of-the-box! A frugal Christmas does not mean a bad Christmas, it means a more meaningful and debt-free way to celebrate.