Christmas is the season for every good thing! It is also the season that can get a little expensive if you don't keep an eye on your money. If you're looking for a way to save some money this Christmas without sacrificing the fun, then take a look at these 10 ingenious hacks to help with the festive holidays.
1. Re-purpose old Pringle tins to make beautiful festive Christmas cookie boxes!
Pringles are one of those items that you more than likely have stored away in your food cupboard. If that's the case then don't waste the empty tin this year; redecorate and re-purpose to make a festive cookie holder.
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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
Instead, 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 without having to splash out the cash to do so!
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4. Make your own gingerbread tree ornaments
Tres rustic chic, and tres delicious. Make these tasty festive treats as a handmade addition to your tree this year.
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5. Give food as gifts
Always a winner. A nice bottle of wine, or some lovely panettone or Christmas cake goes a long way. You can also hand make truffles for that extra "homemade" touch.
6. Have a "potluck" Christmas party
Catering around the Christmas season can be expensive, so if you're throwing a dinner party ask everyone to contribute a little something. It means that there’s plenty of food to go around, and an added bonus of lots 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 starting a "family present" tradition, where each family receives 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.
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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, Oval will round up the leftovers and pop them all in your oval wallet. You won't have to worry about being broke in January!