Sell unwanted gifts
The holidays are definitely a time of excess, and for those that are conscious about their household waste or simply don’t want to be adding to the pile of unused gifts in the cupboard, selling them can be an easy and quick way to make money.
While it may seem strange to be selling presents during a time of year where everyone is receiving them, a lot more people are turning towards cash gifts for the holidays.
Essentially, many people now have a massive cash windfall and are looking to spend it on things they enjoy.
Sites such as eBay, Amazon or Gumtree are the perfect way to list any unwanted presents and sell them for a profit.
Alternatively, for handmade items or when the leftovers are more than one fridge can handle, local apps such as Olio and Nextdoor are an ideal way to flog these items or even give them away for free in the spirit of the season.
Recycling gifts by keeping them for next Christmas and passing them onto another friend or family member can also help cut costs well into 2022, just be wary not to regift the item to the person who gave it to you.