Is it too early to mention the C-word? No, not at all! We’re writing our Christmas Savings post in September because we know the best way to save money on Christmas is planning ahead.
There are 104 days to Christmas and if you haven’t yet, now is the time to start planning. We’ve listed a few things you can do starting today:
Make a gift list and plan a budget for that
Start giving yourself a budget of how much you can spend on Christmas gifts. Then, list everyone you want to give a gift to. Our Christmas Gifts Budget Planner can help you with that.
Don’t forget to include in your budget gift wraps, Christmas Cards and postage if you are mailing any gifts and cards.
Start shopping early
Spread the cost of Christmas by starting to buy the gifts now. This will also help you save money, as shops tend to ramp up prices on the weeks leading to Christmas. You can even pick up bargains on Black Friday (25/11) and Cyber Monday (28/11).
Santa likes DIY
Look around your house to see what you can upcycle to create your own Christmas decorations and gifts. For example, how about turning all those old CD’s into Christmas baubles? Or using the leftover wax from old candles and glass jars to make new candles?
Start cutting unnecessary expenses to boost your Christmas savings – the DemoHOHOtivator can help you see how much you can save by cutting out on little things. Start taking packed lunches to work to save money, you can save over £100 a month just by doing that.