It’s mid November, Halloween and Bonfire night are over and done with, and now it’s officially ok to start talking about Christmas!
If like us, your social calendars are filling up fast and you’re pretty much fully booked from now until New Years, it’s a great time to start putting some money aside ahead of all the festivities. Here are some Christmas saving hacks to help you this festive season:
1.CREATE YOURSELF A FESTIVE SAVINGS JAR
You probably haven’t owned a piggy bank since you were a child, but let’s face it, it’s a great way to save all your loose change and put it towards something special. We suggest getting creative and decorating a jar with some glitter and some tinsel.
2.DITCH THAT MORNING COFFEE
We are all so busy dashing around at this time of year, and it’s far too convenient for us to nip into our local coffee shop and buy an over-priced caramel frappaccino or a pumpkin spiced latte on our way to work. But these daily coffee stops come at a cost, to our bank accounts and the environment. So, to save some money and help save the planet, ditch the morning coffee cups and make a flask at home.
As tasty as a Pret a Manger and M&S lunch is, you can easily replicate your favourite lunch time purchases at home. It just requires a little bit of time and effort, but it’s totally worth it if you think about swapping that expensive lunch for that festive dress you’ve had your eye on for weeks. Prepping your weekly meals is a great money saving technique for you and your family and you can save up to £50 a week if you utilise the food in your fridge and cupboards.
4.SELL THOSE UNWANTED GIFTS
Yes, Christmas is a time to be thankful but there’s always one family member who buys you a gift that you don’t really want or need. So if you haven’t used it since last year why don’t you sell it? Another great saving hack is to sell your old clothes; we’re all buying into the fast fashion trends, especially around Christmas party season, so get last years outfits on eBay or Depop and make some extra cash.
5. BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
Friday 29th November, is Black Friday! This is the perfect time to purchase your Christmas gifts, as most online and high street stores offer great discounted deals, but don’t forget to set yourself a reminder as items go out of stock fast.
6. MAKE A CHRISTMAS LIST
It’s so easy to overspend on Christmas gifts for our loved ones, but by making a list and ticking off items as you purchase them, you stop yourself from buying all those ‘little extras’. Remember, Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, we don’t need to over-indulge to enjoy ourselves.
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