7 Hidden Costs of Holiday Shopping

Hiding Underneath the Tree

Savvy holiday shoppers are careful to plan out how much they want to spend on their loved ones this month, and they’ve probably also factored in the price of holiday decorations or even food and drink should they plan on entertaining. But there are plenty of other items that can bust your holiday budget well before the new year arrives. MainStreet breaks down some of the hidden costs consumers need to account for in December, and also provides some suggestions on how to avoid shelling more than you need to this season. Photo Credit:  Getty Images