7 Places To Holiday Shop When You’re On A Budget

Trying to save some money during the holidays? Add these stores to your shopping list.

Despite what everyone says, you don’t have to go completely broke when you’re shopping for Christmas gifts this year. And if you’re stressed about trying to stick to a budget, you might be feeling even more pressure. But that’s where we come in.

Thanks to Student Beans and all the great brands they work with, you can save money with discounts while getting your holiday shopping done. Check out our top picks for where to shop if you’re on a budget during the Christmas season this year.

Los Angeles Apparel

Los Angeles Apparel specializes in comfortable classics that will never go out of style. These wardrobe staples are a must-have for anyone, but especially anyone on your list who values quality clothing that will last for years to come.

With a huge variety of men’s and women’s products to choose from along with accessories, you’re bound to find something for even the toughest person to shop for.

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Credit Builder Subscription

Speaking of budgeting, do you have that one friend or sibling who just can’t seem to be responsible with money to save their life? Or maybe you’re that friend or sibling. Regardless, it might be time to give them (or yourself) the gift of Cleo’s Credit Builder1 subscription.

The experts at Cleo can help you repair or build your credit—they’re ready to help you build your credit from the ground up. It’s the perfect gift that will keep on giving for the entire year. 

Save 33% Cleo Credit Builders subscription with Student Beans

1The Cleo Credit Builder subscription service offers eligible users cashback on their money, information on their credit score, access to cash advances (”Cash Advance”), credit history, and priority support. Advance amounts will vary based on eligibility. To learn more about eligibility, repayment, and overall terms, please visit meetcleo.com/terms.

Forever 21

Forever 21 is a fantastic place to shop when you’re on a budget since it feels like they’re always running great sales. Obviously, there are tons of great fashion choices to shop, but the retailer has expanded their reach recently.

From fun accessories that would make great stocking stuffers to incredible collabs (like the NFL line we showed off above), there’s no shortage of cool things to find in their stores or online. And since you get that sweet discount, you could probably even grab a few things for yourself, too!

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You can’t go wrong with an iconic brand like Nike. From athleisure clothing to the absolute coolest shoes, you’ll easily get your shopping done in no time. And obviously all the athletes and workout enthusiasts in your life will thank you for fresh gear.

Oh, and did we mention you get 40% off all your purchases with your Student Beans discount? That’s pretty darn close to BOGO half off, so you’ll be able to shop without worrying about breaking the budget.

Save 40% at Nike with Student Beans


Stomp Lined Clog, $59.99

Yeah, Crocs definitely aren’t going anywhere. Love ’em or hate ’em, the iconic shoe (slide? clog?) has become a mainstay in the fashion world. The brand has even been doing major collaborations in recent months, creating even more hype.

There’s bound to be someone on your list who wants a new pair to freshen up their look, so find the perfect fit with the hundreds of styles and colors to choose from. Plus, you’ll save 25% (and can stack that discount on sale) when you apply your Student Beans discount.

Save 25% when you shop with Student Beans

e.l.f. Cosmetics

H2O Proof Inkwell Eyeliner, $7.00

Makeup is the ultimate stocking stuffer, but sometimes you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars when you’re just buying little samples for everyone. Thanks to e.l.f., you can grab tons of beautiful makeup (and skincare!) products for a fraction of the price.

Regardless of what you end up getting, there are so many options to choose from. And we don’t blame you if you stock up on products for yourself, too. And did we mention you’ll get 20% off your order, too?

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Classic Mini II Boot, $160.00

YAS, we love UGG! And while you might not want to get a brand-new pair of boots or slides for everyone on your list, they have plenty of other things you can shop for. Whether it’s a super cozy pair of socks, sweatshirts, or even accessories, it’s easy to shop at UGG.

Grab all your cold-weather gear in time for the holidays for everyone on your shopping list. And don’t forget to use that 10% discount you get from Student Beans!

Save 10% at UGG with Student Beans

Stick to your budget while you finish up your Christmas shopping—check out these gifts you can grab for under $5!

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Los Angeles Apparel, Forever 21, and Cleo.