Christmas doesn't have to be expensive
Friday, 25 November 2016 | Mummy and Little Me
We're now 4 weeks away from Christmas, a lot of people may already be sorted for the occasion and have purchased presents etc. Some people can feel like they need to spend loads of money on Christmas when it's just ONE day. Here are some tips to help make the festive season more affordable
1) Buy presents early - If you have a few kids or a large family to buy for getting Christmas presents months in advance or at least putting money away will take a load of pressure off by the time Christmas comes. So if you want to be more organised for next Christmas look out for the great sales just after Christmas THIS year.
2) Shop around - if you are on a budget then finding presents for the best price is key. Some stores have massive price differences and could save you money if you do a bit of shopping around
3) Vouchers/Points - in the UK we have all sorts of vouchers but the ones that are worth more tend to be the likes of Tesco, Boots and Superdrug. If you save your points or vouchers over the course of a year then you might find you have enough to spend on the christmas food shop or buy gifts from.
4) Baby's first christmas - celebrating your childs first Christmas may make you feel like you want to spoil them the most. But there really is no need to splash out on extravagant gifts for a baby.
5) Pay installments - some people find it easier to spread the cost of Christmas over a period of time. Big stores sometimes offer payment facilites so it's worth looking into that a few months before Christmas.
A lot of families find it hard to afford to have a good Christmas which is heartbreaking. Nobody should have to stress out about something for one day. I hope these tips are helpful for anyone wanting to save some money.