Christmas can easily become the most expensive time of the year, but there are plenty of ways to make your pennies and pounds go further in the run-up to the festive season. In this post, I am going to share my tips for being extra thrifty over the Christmas period so you’ll be quids in by January 1st.
Today I have Guest Post from Claudia, also known as Claude, who is a costume maker and lover of all things vintage. She is completely obsessed with vintage and retro fashion styles and loves all eras, from the Renaissance to the New Romantics. Claudia’s personal style is something she likes to call 1940s Land Girl and she loves the wartime theme of make do and mend – definitely something we could all do a little more of!
If you’re thinking it’ too late to save money on Christmas you’d be wrong. Even though the big day is a mere few weeks away there is still plenty you can do to save some cash in the run up to the big day. This post contains my ultimate list of Last Minute Christmas Savings ideas – from gifts on super tight budget to saving money on the all important big Christmas food shop.
Sticking to a budget for Christmas can be tough. Whether spending more than you wanted to on the kids, last minute panic buying or going overboard on the food, Christmas rarely comes cheap and it can be so easy to lose of track of what you’ve spent. The average person spends £820 on Christmas – which to me seems like an absolutely crazy amount. For someone on minimum wage that’s three and a half weeks pay! This year I’ve been using a budgeting app for Christmas shopping to help me curb my spending and stick within my limits. Continue Reading
Ah, who doesn’t love B&M for a nice bit of bargain hunting, especially in the run up to Christmas. Luckily for me, (although perhaps not for my wallet!) I have a huge B&M less than ten minutes walk from my house. I’ve been taking an afternoon stroll there the last few weeks and have really enjoyed looking at all the Christmas stock that’s gradually been appearing. This has also meant I’ve been able to make a good start on my Christmas shopping – I love getting ahead, even if I pick up just one or two items each week.
With just under six months to go until the big day, here are three quick and easy ways you could start saving for Christmas today
It’s just over halfway through the year and dare I say it, just under six months until Christmas. I must admit I am way behind my usual gift buying schedule and with me being on Maternity and my husband currently retraining, money for Christmas this year is going to the tightest it’s been for a while. I really need to get sorted so I’ve come with a few simple ways I’m going to start saving for Christmas now that’ll hopefully see me have some cash stashed away by the end of the year.
I love Harry Potter and all things associated with the Wizarding World. Here is my Harry Potter Gift Guide aimed at the grown up Potterhead in your life…
And theres’s the chance to win some Harry Potter Goodies too! Check out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for how to enter!
It may be over 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was released but if, like me, you grew up reading the books and watching (read going to midnight showings dressed up) the movies it will still hold a place in your heart. I’ve put this gift guide together with grown-ups in mind – I’m lucky enough to several friends who are just as obsessed as me – why not grab a little something for the Potterhead in your life?
Some products in this guide were gifted in exchange for review
It’s that time of year where supermarkets slash the cost of vegetables in the run the up to Christmas – but do you know the best way to prepare and store them?
Being the super duper money saving sort of girl I am, I’m in a lot of money saving groups on Facebook. And one thing that seems to be up for debate at the moment is the price and bulk buying of supermarket vegetables. Being just a week out from Christmas they seem to have been slashed to ridiculous prices – in particular bags of carrots, sprouts, parsnips and Potatoes, mostly coming in at around 30 pence (or less!) a bag or even 20p in some cases!