The season of giving is upon us. For many of us, giving gifts to our family and friends can start to get expensive. Not to mention the money spent on food, drinks and decorations for holiday parties. With everything going on during the holiday season, we can easily get in over our heads — or over our budget. Here are nine tips to help you curb your holiday spending this year. 1. Think about all the things you need or want to spend money on, including gifts, greeting cards, decorations, food, etc. Then, create a spending limit for yourself based on those items. 2.