*Money Saving Tips For Christmas

Friday, September 28, 2018
I know that for some people it's too early talk about christmas but I personally love that warm and comforting feeling of the lead up to christmas and everything it entails. Also I love choosing gifts for friends and family, treating people and planning/organising so it's one of the best holidays (besides halloween, obviously). I've already started planning and organising gifts for christmas and if you are too then these money saving ideas might be helpful!

Organisation + Prepping
Firstly, you have to be organised with your money and start prepping, for example, don't leave it until the last minute and try stretching out payments. I write a list of everyone I need to buy for with some ideas and an approximately budget so I know where I'm at which definitely helps me stay organised. I also buy gifts in advance and gifts that I can potentially gift to numerous people if I need to switch it up as then I always have options.

Sales
The main time that I buy gifts are in sales, especially the Boxing Day and after christmas sales then I'm not spending as much and I can usually buy more for friends and family. The Boxing Day sales online are usually pretty good, particually on the Boots and Superdrug sites but you have to be quick and know what you want to buy before hand - I go through the site before the sale and compose a mental checklist of gifts that I want to look out for in the sale. Sales throughout the year as well as offers are when I pick up most gifts because who doesn't want to save money and give a lovely gift at the same time!

Scale Back Gift Giving or Give Handmade Gifts
As I've said, I write a list of everyone I need or want to buy a gift for, whether it's family, friends or neighbours and while over the past three or so years, I've been buying and giving to so many more people than I ever did - next year I'm definitely scaling it back to only close friends and immediate family because my gift giving is getting a little out of hand, especially this year as I'm giving everyone a hamper full of gifts.

Another option to save a little money while also giving something special is by making your gifts. The Craftiosity subscription boxes have given me the tools and ideas to make some fantastic gifts in the future - especially the bath bomb, macrame and candle making kits, all of which would be great ideas for handmade gifts. Edible gifts such as homemade beer (the Home Brewtique kit would be ideal), gingerbread houses, cookies or cute cupcakes would also be perfect for the festive season.

Get Cash Back & Using Points
Last but not least are a few savvy tips to get a little extra cash that is always needed before and after the chaotic festive and new year season. Returning items you're not 100% certain on or calling out a service your not happy with might get you some money back or store credit and every penny counts during the christmas period. Head Office Finder is a great site in which you can get hard to find customer service numbers such as Asda head office contact number, for example. Getting cash back on your purchases is another great way to earn a little and using your store points, such as Boots or Superdrug points, can buy for a gift or two - if you can hold back and save up your points, unlike me!

Do you have any money saving tips for the festive season? Do you plan your gift buying?

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16 comments

  1. I constantly think about Christmas.
    Some fab tips.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  2. I always start my shopping early, I've already done a lot of my Christmas shopping!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Agree with everything but complaining to get money, as someone who works in customer services the culture of something not great = money needs to come to an end, by all means if you are unhappy make a complaint, but there should be zero expectation of a payout because of it. If a company chooses to send one great - but it shouldn't be seen as a right.

    Erin || MakeErinOver


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    1. I definitely agree that it shouldn't be a right (unless you've had really bad service or a product is faulty etc then I think it should be) x

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  4. I'm so excited for Christmas! Looking forward to Black Friday. Hope I can get a few deals.

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  5. I try to shop the Black Friday sales and start my shopping in September - so I'm late this year! x

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  6. These are such good tips. Black friday sales are so good and I use topcashback aswell x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  7. I definitely prefer to buy in advance - from now onwards really!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  8. Getting things in the sale is such a money saver, although I'm glad I haven't done much of it this year with moving house! I reckon I'll get a load of stuff when the black friday sales come round x

    Gemma Louise

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  9. Such great tips! Christmas is so expensive x

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  10. Sales are definitely the way to go!

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  11. excellent tips, especially sales!!

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  12. Great tips! I'm still in denial that Christmas is this soon! Luce xo | www.lifeofluce.com

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