Start by writing how much you've spent on all holiday products in a notebook. Also make sure you keep your receipts even if you don't think you're going to return anything. It's good to save your receipts just in case something breaks or something went wrong, you can return it and not lose any money.
Clip coupons! Getting to this time of year again, everyone is looking to save money and stores are looking for ways to pull you in and buy from them. There are plenty of coupons and sales on food and products. If you know you're going to need canned cranberry sauce, buy it earlier rather than later just in case prices go up.
Things like video games are good to buy a month or so early. If the game just came out, they will sell fast and prices might also go up, hours before the holidays. Usually the earlier you purchase, the cheaper it will be.
Follow these steps to save some cash. Holidays can be extremely stressful on families when they feel they don't have enough money. Just relax and try to be conservative and everything will be fine.