A thrifty Christmas: How to buy gifts for cheap


Morgan Brown

Using regular styrofoam that comes in packaging, old tobacco boxes live a new life, transforming into a vintage jewelry box. Studs easily fit in the styrofoam, and the immense space leaves room for earring backs and other trinkets.

Morgan Brown, News Editor

Buying Christmas gifts for friends and family clears out the average teenager’s wallet. With little wages to spend on much of anything or anyone, finding alternatives to brand new gifts serve as a saving graces for broke teens or avid penny-pinchers. Places like Goodwill, which house cheap alternatives to store bought trinkets, help support those wishing to survive the holidays with a few pennies to spare.

With a keen eye and a little bit of patience, anyone can find something fascinating, making gift giving less stressful.