Christmas is the season for every good thing! It is also the season that can get a tad expensive. Think gifts, food, Christmas jumpers, cards, wrapping paper, and a whole host of other things that mean the costs soon start spiraling.
However, luckily for us, there are a host of inventive ways to keep the lid on Christmas expenses whilst still guaranteeing that festive feeling.
1. Re-purpose old Pringle tins to make beautiful festive Christmas cookie boxes!
It's cheap (because let's be honest, we always have Pringle tins around the house) and it's a sweet way to keep your cookies fresh for the season!
See how here.
2. Buy online
These days most companies run Christmas deals and bargains all the way through the shopping season. Many also slash delivery prices so it’s completely free to get presents delivered. Shop around; it’ll save you precious pounds.
3. Don’t buy new Christmas tree lights, just jazz up an old set with some gold or bronze paint
We're all for upcycling, and this is a great idea to keep on trend this Christmas!
Get more details on how to do this here
4. Make your own gingerbread tree ornaments
Tres rustic chic.
See how here.
5. Give food as gifts
Always a winner. A nice bottle of wine, or some lovely panettone or Christmas cake goes a long way.
6. If you have a Christmas party try making it a ‘potluck’ dinner
Everyone brings something so there’s plenty of food to go around, and plenty of choice. It’s a great, hassle free, relaxing way to celebrate.
7. Use a voucher website
Get deals on things you wouldn’t even have considered! They can make for some great surprise presents.
8. Buy "family presents"
For many of us, the pressure of buying Christmas presents is very real. If you have a large extended family then consider tarting a "family present" tradition, where each family received one joint gift, instead of individual presents for everyone.
9. Re-purpose old paper for Christmas wrapping paper
It’s cheaper and you will create individual, handmade designs that people will really appreciate. It’s always nice to feel like someone has made that little bit of extra effort for you.
Get the details here
10. Make a candy cane wreath
It’s cheap, festive, and colourful! Even better, it looks very festive hanging on the front door. What’s not to love?
Plus, with every penny you spend this Christmas, OvalMoney will round up the leftovers and pop them all in your oval wallet. You won't have to worry about being broke in January!