Hol­i­day gift pools

Five great reasons for col­lec­tive gift giv­ing

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS -

There are a num­ber of reasons, fi­nan­cial and oth­er­wise, to team up with friends, fam­ily mem­bers or co-work­ers for your Christ­mas shop­ping. Here are five of them. 1. You save money

Pool­ing to­gether to buy a gift is an es­pe­cially good option when the re­cip­i­ent lives in another city. You’ll save money on the costs for pack­ag­ing, trans­port and, if ship­ping in­ter­na­tion­ally, du­ties as well.

2. You save time

All in­volved in the pool will spend less time fig­ur­ing out what to buy by brain­storm­ing as a team. You’ll also be able to divvy up the work in­volved in re­search­ing, pur­chas­ing and send­ing the gift.

3. You can give a more orig­i­nal gift

Make use of each per­son’s creative tal­ents to craft a Christ­mas present that’s hand­made or highly per­son­al­ized. Or, if you plan to buy some­thing from a store, sim­ply put your heads to­gether to come up with a truly unique gift.

4. You can give a more ex­trav­a­gant gift

Pool­ing re­sources means hav­ing a larger bud­get for the gift you buy. You’ll have the option of spend­ing more to get some­thing beyond what you could af­ford on your own. This might be a so­phis­ti­cated gad­get, a new home ap­pli­ance or even a spa week­end.

5. You’ll avoid giv­ing du­pli­cate gifts

There’s noth­ing quite as awk­ward as giv­ing the same gift to Un­cle Bob as your cousin Jane. Work­ing to­gether en­sures that there will be no du­pli­cates.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Save money, time and more with col­lec­tive gift giv­ing.

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