Christmas Spending Guide | By Harrison

Tough Talks

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to start seriously considering the Christmas shopping. It’s at this time that the shopping lists begin to grow and the bank balances start to drastically reduce. But hey, it’s all part of the festivities.

However, with that in mind, I thought I would throw together today’s blog post and give you all a few tips on how you can save money this Christmas.

 

// Save On The Little Things \\

It’s the little details that can soon amount up. Cards, wrapping paper, decorations. It’s all these little things that once you’ve got it all together, you’ve soon spent a small fortune. I suggest it’s in these areas you really save the moolah. Wrapping paper for example – have a theme (mines trees) so it looks chic and like you’ve spent more than you have, but actually you can get rolls of paper for just £2 like the two rolls I picked up from TKMaxx. Don’t spend a fortune on something that people are essentially going to rip up and throw away.

// Hampers \\

Thinking of what to get everyone can sometimes be the hardest task ever. However I have a suggestion and one that could end up saving you a bob or two. Do everyone hampers. A small box, full of their favourite, most useful things. But that’s going to cost a fortune, I hear you say! Nooooo, it doesn’t have to. For example, Boots do a 3 for 2 offer every Christmas. My suggestion is that you make the most of this offer, however split the items. Let’s say you pick up and box set of something, open it up and split the gifts into the separate hampers. That way, you’re making your money go further…

// Look Online \\

It sounds the most simple of tips – shop online. You’re almost guaranteed to find something online, cheaper than what you would find it in the shops. There are so many discount codes, offers and sales online that you’d be stupid not to. Also, it saves on parking the car!

// Start Early \\

This might also seem a little simple and also, a little late by the time this blog post comes out but start early. Spread the cost this Christmas and don’t leave it all to the last minute. Give yourself time to clear the Credit Cards, have breaks in-between shopping and allow yourself time to really think about the gifts you’re going to get rather than just impulse purchasing and then wasting money.

 

Everyone has their own way of Christmas shopping and everyone has their own little tips and tricks to make it as less stressful as possible. If you have any tips for the perfect way to Christmas shop, then be sure to leave them below.

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