I really love to shop. It used to be really bad, but I've gotten a hold of myself a bit more as I've matured. I've reigned it in so I'm not as impulsive. However, the holiday season brings back this love in full force, and I just have to fully embrace it. If you do tend to go overboard (meaning you kill your spirit as soon as the gift-giving haze clears and you check your bank account), then an easy way to keep yourself in check is to go smaller and cheaper. This year, cheap stocking stuffers for adults aka your friends (I mean, we're all sort of adults now, right?) is the way to go.
Stockings are a Christmas tradition and giving something small and meaningful will save your wallet and your sanity. Even if you or your friends aren't celebrating Christmas, the idea of buying something small will stop you from spending too much, which is especially helpful when you have a ton of people to buy for. Lucky for you, the gift-giver, stores are one step ahead of you. There is often a stock stuffer section at Target or Macy's and if you are creative enough, you can probably find a way to roll up a larger gift to fit in an actual stocking. But if you'd rather buy something a little more unique than what you'll spot at good 'ole Target, the internet is your BFF.