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Our Fave Holiday Season Frugal Joys

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If the holidays have you stressed out about money, check out our holiday planning guide and set yourself up for a kick-a$$ 2018 with the 30 Day Money Cleanse. If you are looking for some incredibly festive free or inexpensive treats, here are our favorite holiday frugal joys. If you are new to the Fiscal Femme, frugal joys are free or inexpensive things that make you really happy :). Test out our faves and share yours in the comments below.


Hot cocoa tasting. Warm up with a cup of your favorite hot cocoa. If you aren’t sure what your favorite is, try a few or create a blind hot cocoa tasting with friends.  Each person brings their fave, and guests sip and rate. I want to hear about favorites!


Ice skating. Get your ice legs back at a free (or inexpensive) ice rink. You’ll get some exercise and if you’re anywhere near as graceful of a skater as me, probably also some laughs…


White elephant gift exchanging (with a price cap!). Instead of getting everyone a gift, you can have a white elephant gift exchange where everyone brings a gift within a certain price limit. Follow the official rules or make your own!


Volunteering. There’s nothing more abundant than giving time and/or money to those who will benefit. Spend a night or weekend helping out others and you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time.


Holiday soiree hosting. Host a fabulous yet frugal holiday soiree. Have everyone wear their favorite holiday sweater, bring a festive dish or cocktail, put on the holiday music and you’ve got an evening!


Fave holiday movie marathoning. There are so many amazing holiday movies. Curl up with that fave hot cocoa (two-for-one frugal joy!), get cozy and watch some of the classic holiday movies (or re-watch your favorites).


Festive decorations sighting. Admire the beautiful festive decorations in your area whether it’s a drive through a certain neighborhood or some holiday window-shopping.


New Year’s dreaming. One of my favorite holiday frugal joys is reflecting on the past year and dreaming about the next. What are you grateful for? What are your favorite memories? What will you make happen in 2018?


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