Five fun ways to cut costs this Christmas season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the glimmer of lights filling the towns, and the sound of busy shoppers bustling through their streets.

With the cost of living on the rise, the only thing that could make this season sweeter is the thought of saving a penny without missing out on the fun of it all.

You’re in luck because we have some ideas for you!

Here are five ways to cut costs this Christmas- without scrimping on the fun!

Do A Secret Santa

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Doing a Secret Santa within your family or friend group is a great way to save money, without feeling like you’re missing out on anything.

Plus it means the gift everyone gets will be more well thought out, because they only have to find one!

Try Thrifted Gifts

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You never know what you may find in your local charity shops. Those walls are marvellous mazes of trinkets, full of surprises in every nook and cranny.

You might find something that is simply too funny to pass up, or be surprised to find something that is exactly what you were looking for.

Have A Potluck Feast

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Get every guest to bring one of the dishes you plan on serving for dinner. This not only saves money but also time, meaning you won’t have to bear the burden of cooking absolutely everything.

Made With Love

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If you have younger kids, why not allow them to give handmade gifts? They could gift a painting or a drawing, or attempt to make a felt doll if they’re crafty! Not every gift has to be store-bought to have meaning.

Make A List And Check It Twice

A big part of saving money is simply budgeting, and planning ahead. Write a list when you’re doing the big shop, and scope out any offers that might be on in the run-up to Christmas.

Words by Rebekah O’Reilly


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