Don't leave it until the last minute to get your presents. Buy them as early as you can. Before you buy anything online check out Zeek. I reviewed them a while back and have been using them to help my Christmas shopping cost less. You can basically buy discounted gift vouchers through the app - some are for instore use but many are online codes. You can sign up using my affiliate link here. This means that when you have made a purchase both you and I will recieve £5 we can use for our next one. More money saving!
If you have a large family, then doing a secret Santa for the adults is a great idea. If the kids want to but presents too, why not get them to make some gifts. These Reindeer hot chocolate cones are simple to make and will put a smile on anyone's face.
You don't need to spend a fortune on decorations. Infact you can make your own, really simply and often very low cost. SALTROCK have complied a fantastic post filled with ideas for creating DIY Christmas decorations using natural materials. If you go on a woodland walk and pick up some pine cones there are ideas galore. A garland, pom pom decorations and a table centre piece to name but a few.
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Just because it is Christmas, doesn't mean that you have to over eat. Sometimes I think that we order twice as much food than we can possibly eat just because the supermarket will be shut for a day or two. My advice is not to go too overboard with the food shopping. Buying some frozen bits that can be cooked if needed is a great idea. Finally, make use of your leftovers. This Mother Christmas' pie, is possibly better than Christmas dinner itself!
Wishing you all a great Christmas (without breaking the bank!) What are your top tips for saving money over Christmas?
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