Shopping, cooking, gift-wrapping, entertaining. The tasks and expenses that pile up each December can feel never-ending. Use these tried-and-true tips, from members of our social network Momster.com, to take some stress out of the season.
By Jillian Olsen
Don't be proud. Head to the dollar store to stock up on wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, and bows, suggests Jetjmom, so you'll have more of your hard-earned money to spend on the gifts themselves. You're almost guaranteed to find the best prices and get a big chunk of basic shopping done in one spot. And you may also stumble on staples like decorations, seasonal candy, and tins and boxes for homemade presents.