The holiday season can be a very stressful time, especially when you’re trying to figure out what to get your family. For me, it’s extremely difficult. With so many relatives to buy gifts for, I barely have enough money left to spend on my cousins and sisters. In the past years, my cousins, sisters, and I have done gift exchanges so that we each only have to purchase one gift. It’s definitely the way to go if you have a lot of people to get presents for and is a money saver! Check out a few gift exchange ideas if you’re on a low budget for the holidays!
Names are placed in a hat and each participant draws a name out of the hat. Whosever name they draw is the person they're is getting a gift for. There's usually a strict spending limit so that people don't go overboard. Each person may write a short wishlist of items to their "secret santa" with their name submission to make it easier for the gift giver. This is what I usually do with my cousins and sisters since we range from ages 9-25.