5 Ways To Save Money On Gifts In Dubai This Festive Season

The New Year  is around the corner . Dubai is a melting pot of different cultures from around the world and you can find people of various religions and cultures all peacefully coexisting and celebrating each other’s festivals and special days. This is precisely why gifting can possibly burn a hole in your pocket. There is always someone’s birthday or anniversary or some such special occasion coming up and it is too hard to keep buying expensive gifts all the time.

So if you find yourself wondering how to save money on gifts in Dubai this festive season then here are 5 tips to help you out!

1. DIY Gifts

Make Your Own Gifts & Save Money

You don’t have to be an expert crafter to come up with a delightful Do-It-Yourself gift. Just some basic planning and a bit of patience can help you put together a really great DIY gift for your loved ones. For instance, if you can cook, you could whip up some decadent brownies or tasty cookies or even mini cupcakes and decorate them accordingly. Or mix together a jar of instant cake mix or homemade pancake mix or a bottle of instant homemade hot chocolate mix – the options are endless.

“Some basic planning and a bit of patience can help you put together a really great DIY gift for your loved ones.”

Pack them up neatly, tie a festive ribbon around and voila! Your gift is ready and you would have only mostly used grocery items from your pantry. Throw in a simple handmade card and I’m sure your family and friends will be super impressed with your thoughtful gift.

2. UnboxDeals.com:

One website that I’ve recently discovered happens to be UnboxDeals.com. They have a host of quality products to cater to a wide range of needs including travel, lifestyle and entertainment. But I especially liked their range of imported and genuine watches at mind blowing prices.

“These watches are imported from the UK and are unused, so you don’t have to worry about ending up with a damaged product.”

Frankly, you’ll never be able to get your hands on branded watches at such low prices unless you are shopping for fake ones at Dragon Mart! These watches are imported from the UK and are unused, so you don’t have to worry about ending up with a damaged product.

Whether it is men’s watches or women’s watches that you are looking for, I’m sure you’ll find one that suits both your tastes and your budgets at Unbox Deals. Do check it out – and thank me later!

3. Shop In Local Markets:

Shop In Local Markets To Save Money

Shop like the locals! Find out where the local markets are located in your area and go over there to shop for anything from fresh fruits (for a fruit hamper) to accessories, home-ware and what not! Don’t forget to bargain!

4. Keep An Eye Out For Promotions:

Supermarket Sales

Almost all stores in Dubai, be it supermarkets, specialty electronics stores or fashion outlets keep running sales and offers quite frequently. Install store apps on your smartphone or sign up to their newsletters and you will receive timely reminders about all promotions.

Supermarkets usually tend to choose one day of the week to conduct special promotions. For instance, Spinneys has a Market Monday, where every Monday they put up a plethora of offers on their goods. Watch out for discounts especially during events such as the Dubai Shopping Festival and Gitex to save big!

5. Share Your Time:

Spend time with friends and family

Last but not the least, keep in mind that time is a more precious commodity than any material gift that you can give anyone. Life in Dubai is extremely hectic and all of us are pretty busy with our daily duties and responsibilities. Hence special days can be the perfect opportunity for you to spend some quality time with your near and dear ones.

Invite some friends over, order pizza and have a movie night in. Or meet up with someone whom you haven’t seen in a while and go for a walk in a nearby park or drop by for a nice, relaxing chat at the beach. I’m sure you’ll make a lot of fond memories.

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2 Responses

  1. Zarah says:

    A good read. Dubai is very expensive if you go shopping. These hacks are useful when you have to shop for gifts. Dubai has frequent promotions and sales throughout the year. Always be wary of the shopping news in Dubai. You can update yourself reading on the internet. Like, I usually visit trends on Mall of the Emirates (http://www.malloftheemirates.com/trends/) for knowing what’s new in the stores.

  2. StyloAdmin says:

    Thanks for the great tip Zarah!

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