14 - Clearance, clearance, clearance. I won't embarrass any stores by telling you how cheap I got these things. I shop the Christmas clearance sales every year. I don't mean the day-after sales. I mean the "it's been marked down more than 75% and is dirt-cheap" sales, a month or so later. Things like wrapping paper and gift bags and cards you can save away for next year (and they don't take much storage space, either). I keep the candles to use next year, and I've used a big tub of soft wrapped mints as filler in packages we mail. Use your imagination!