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Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

The only thing harder than budgeting for the holidays is figuring out what gifts you should buy and who to buy them for. By planning ahead, you can get gifts for everyone on your list, and maybe even a gift for the entire household.

Here are 5 great gift ideas we think will be beneficial for you and your family.

Sleep more comfortably

Having a good mattress with soft sheets and pillowcases is one of the smallest, overlooked joys in life. Imagine coming home every day from a long day of work to a soft bed.

Studies state that on average an individual should get 7-8 hours of sleep every night and that a good sleep schedule improves productivity, health, and overall happiness. A new mattress will not only allow you to have a good night’s sleep but, may even help alleviate an aching back or shoulder that could have been caused by years of discomfort from an old mattress. 

Some sleep experts recommend replacing mattresses about every 10 years which can cost between $600-$1,200. Mattresses are expensive, but it’s important to remember that they are also an investment. You will reap the benefits of this one-time purchase for years to come! 

Be safer on the road

When was the last time you replaced your tires? In general, you should replace your tires every 3-5 years (or 12,000-15,000 miles). If you wait too long to replace your tires, the possibility of an accident increases. Driving on worn-out tires is extremely dangerous. It can affect your car’s ability to steer and brake when needed. 

A new set of tires can cost anywhere between $100-$200 each. 

Time for a time saver 

Did you know that owning your own washer and dryer is cheaper than going to a laundromat every week, not to mention, more convenient? In the long run, you’ll save money considering the cost per load is less at home and you won’t have to worry about scheduling your “laundry days”. If you’re like most families, you’re spending a handful of quarters a week on 8-10 loads of laundry and countless hours away from home. 

Having a washer and dryer in your home is a luxury that everyone in the household can enjoy. Think about it, warm socks in the morning before you go to work (or whenever you want them). You can find washers and dryers for as low as $400 each.

Out with the old

Everyone uses the fridge. In fact, it is one of the few things in your household that gets used every minute of every day. On average, a refrigerator will last around 10 years. Do you remember when you first bought your refrigerator?  

If your fridge has excessive condensation, or if the freezer has become a winter wonderland, it could mean that it has been draining energy and contributing to higher than usual electric bills. Once it reaches a certain age, it may no longer even cool properly. Considering all the food you’re planning to purchase during the holidays, this may be the best time to get the upgrade you’ve been dreaming about.  Expect to pay between $600-$1,000 for a new one.

Splurge a little

Start off the new year with a new wardrobe for the whole family! Having a new set of clothes will have everyone looking and feeling good. 

When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? Go ahead, get the new pair of pants you have been wanting for so long! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, you’ll find deals on everything from home goods, to technology and even clothes. Now, is the perfect time to make a wish list and keep it handy as you shop.


Think about your holiday spending now so you can be prepared when it comes time for those big purchases and remember, installment loans can help cover the cost of gift-giving so, you can get what you need today and enjoy the flexibility of a monthly payment plan. Stop by one of our Sun Loan Company locations. We’re ready to make your holiday brighter.