12 Blogger’s Saving Guide this Christmas Season (especially when you are certified kuripot!)

12 Blogger’s Saving Guide this Christmas Season (especially when you are certified kuripot!)
Yup, everyone might think you are kuripot, but it is a lifestyle that makes most of us comfortable.



Christmas season is one of the most exciting and fantastic season that at the end of the day, it makes our whole savings cry in desperation to work harder for the next working days, because we are all gone poor.




But here’s some of our budget tips that you can do for the Christmas season, that will look like super generous, straight from a practical blogger, Blair Villanueva.




1. Those press kits that I’ve received for the passed few months? I SAVED THEM ALL, except those perishable goodies. Most of them have in pretty packages and good quality, hence it is alright to re-gift them for your Tita’s and Auntie’s back in the provinces.

2. Save all those boxes and paper wraps, and bags that you’ve got from attending many press conferences and blogger parties. You can reuse them to wrap your holiday gifts this Christmas season.

3. Save all those gift certificates. You can use it to buy your gifts, or just pass-on to your nieces.

4. Forget about gifting your blogger-friend who doesn’t remember you since the passed couple of years! Or send them a handmade Christmas cards via post (so they have something to open during Christmas dinner!).

5. Christmas is also the best time for ex-deals. Ask your brand partners for experiences as gifts, not just for you, but at least for a group (family or friends), like free VIP tickets on a Christmas concerts, free Christmas dinner at this Sofitel hotel, or many an out-of-town trip with your family.

6. Save your Grab-money by not attending events that will eats your travel-time along EDSA where in fact you can just watch the live-streaming press events online. It will save you time, money, stress, and no growing wrinkles on your forehead.



7. Ask your group of blogger/vlogger/influencers for eco-shopaholic weekend without spending. How? Ask them to bring all their extra goodies (from brand and press agencies) and do the SWAPING parties (without spending your hard-earned moola). Maybe your nouveau riche influencer friend can host right next to her pool, with good homemade refreshments. Or meetup right next to the amazing park in Ayala Avenue in the afternoon, sit back while drinking your fave bubble tea and start your exchange party.




8. Learn to be crafty! Save those old nail polish and use them to paint your old Christmas balls, or to decorate your personalized gift wrappers. You can also use those Starbucks Christmas cups for your Christmas cookies, or use your old magazines to make your own wallpaper Christmas tree especially if you have a small space at home. 

You can check some of our Christmas DIY projects here!



9. Don’t throw those old gift wrappers, save them for the next gifting and decorate it with those ribbons you’ve got from many blogger mails.

10. Use those fashionable earrings as your new Christmas tree decors! It will look amazing and fabulous ala Hollywood style 😊

11. Christmas home cooking is still an awesome tradition, and still the best way to save!

12. It is okay to say NO for many Christmas parties, events left and right because sometimes it can be stressful to say YES for everything and think about what you will wear (and spend) for each parties. With this in mind, why not set aside an evening to devote to yourself amidst it all? Having down time is vital in order to recharge during the chaos. Pick and choose your events carefully, and make sure that you are devoting your energies (and dollars!) to the events that will make you the happiest.



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  1. Thank you for these tips. Just in time because i'll be starting to decorate our house for the holidays

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    1. You can always re-use your last year's décor, and be creative, para less gastos :D

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  2. Great ideas! I'll definitely be using some of these tips this season.

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  3. oh wow this is a great guide!! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Great tips! Love the tip about using earrings as decorations on a tree.

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    1. Yeah those are so fancy - just don't put your expensive earrings though :D

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  5. wow great tips! loved the earrings idea, LOl! thanks for sharing this !

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  6. Thank you for sharing all are funny and creatives idea. I will give it a try

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  7. I love these. Holiday season is around the corner. and I agree we don't need to spend so much just to experience the most out of the season. Great ideas! :)

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

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    1. Let's promote Christmas sustainability celebration :D

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  8. I wouldn't know any other way but to cook at home during the holidays, that's part of the tradition in my house and you're so right, it's definitely less expensive than eating out!!

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  9. Love how you've assembled this list with integrating your instagram posts too. Cool idea :D

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  10. Thanks for all the ideas. I have already had to say no to a few holiday parties. there is just too much going on and I'd prefer to make family memories.

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    1. Better to build more holiday memories with family!

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  11. I love the recycled cups with candies on it. It seems very smart and sustainable. Keep it up!

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  12. Nice! I can't wait to give these ideas a try. We'll be decorating this weekend.

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    1. That's awesome! Try to spend less for home decoration this holiday season :D

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  13. I am a HUGE fan of upcycling and making the most out of what I have. If I don't have to buy stuff, I won't.

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  14. I totally gift the items I get in the mail every year. It's such a great way to keep the clutter out and get those awesome products into your loved ones hands.

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    1. That's true! Saves us a lot of money and making us generous at the same time :D

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  15. Those are all very good ideas! Homemade gifts are the best. Especially a plate of homemade cookies! haha

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  16. Thanks you for the tips. They're very helpful. I'm a newbie blogger, but i hope i can attend more events soon!!

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    1. You will soon! Just be consistent on your good works :D

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  17. I highly agree....it's all about being crafty!

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    1. actually, being crafty makes you become more thoughtful person :D

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  18. Thanks for the tips but honestly since I arrived here in Korea I've never spent any since it's not a common culture here. I got a free mini Christmas tree from the multicultural center and didn't even attend parties with friends.

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  19. These are great tips! I usually go away for holidays so I don't have to deal with all the details of Christmas :)

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    1. That is also a great idea! Plus, a good way to treat yourself!

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  20. i always save the tissue paper. i fold it up for next year or if it's white or other colors it gets used for bday presents. def can be reused.

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  21. This is such a helpful post! I know a lot of people who spend too much when they really didn't have to.

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    1. Well, many people wants to spend coz they thought it gives a good impression. It's about impressing others even sacrificing your pockets.

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  22. Love that you are spreading information on other bloggers. I love seeing different perspectives on holiday gift guides.

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  23. these are good tips, ha. ang galing nito. though i don;t really have blogger events like what you have there and I don;t have brand partners:-). - Wendy

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    1. I got so many before, and now I am start declining na to give time for important matters.

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  24. There are some really good ideas here. I like the sound of making homemade gifts that come straight from the heart and could be personalised too xx

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  25. Love these tips!! I need to attend more blogging events, I just joined a local group!

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  26. thanka for the tips. I have been saving money all year, putting a little by so I dont have to worry about things. - EMILY

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  27. i love your tip of keeping those PR tokens and use them as gifts to titas😋 Very practical. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hahaha works every time! Especially those beauty PRs

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  28. Haha Thanks for sharing these tips! That's actually what I'm doing, giving it away din. This time I'll make a curated gift box.

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  29. Really good with Christmas about the corner. Thanks for sharing

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  30. Such great tips and very practical as well. I enjoyed these saving guides and hope to apply them this holiday season.

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  31. This is something new I came across. Perfect guide to follow up right now. Great ideas and tips thank you for sharing.

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  32. This is a great guide and such helpful tips, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

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