7 Ways to Stick to Your Budget on Vacation
Don’t Play Santa (But Don’t be Scrooge, Either)
It’s tempting to pick up souvenirs for friends and family every time you pass a store. But while we’re all for gift giving,
there’s no need to return from Italy with four leather bags for your mom, or a candle and a bracelet and a bar of soap for
your best friend.
Before leaving, make a list of people to buy gifts for and how much you want to spend on each person. When you hit a nice shop where you can knock several gifts off your list, buy in bulk and negotiate a discount. Shop with your budget in mind—don’t pick up cheap tchotchkes whenever you see them. And speaking of…