5 FREE Christmas gift ideas

I know it’s still very early but I was actually in a shop the other day and someone asked me if I had finished my shopping yet. It was only 9 am I had no clue what they were  talking about. Christmas shopping they said ‘I’ve almost done – spent a fortune as usual’

Blimey.

Time to start thinking about NOT spending a fortune I reckon. Having perused the top toys Christmas 2017 list  I realised pretty quickly I need to save money on gifts wherever I could.

Here are 5 free Christmas gift ideas

free Christmas gift ideas

  1. Make a voucher up as a gift offering a service – a baby sit, a massage, a favourite meal and a night off chores whatever you think the recipient might like. You can make these look really sweet and roll them in to a scroll and tie with a scrap of ribbon. You time and service will be most appreciated.
  2. Bake some biscuits. Most of us have what we need to make biscuits already lurking in the cupboards and you can never go wrong with simple easy shortbread -recipe  always scrumptius
  3. Make something from what you have – one year my sister made me a dolls house of a cardboard box, another year someone wrote me song for Christmas. Homemade never ever disappoints because it is infused with time and love.
  4. How about making a poster for someone filled with their favourite things or a family traditions poster..you can make one totally free over at Frugal Family
  5. How about creating a playlist of songs for your friend or family member full of memories and meaning. This is a lovely idea and you could even burn them to cd so they have something to unwrap

Hope these prove useful! Christmas does not have to cost a fortune. FACT. You can read my best budgeting tip for Christmas here. It may give you some ideas! I can also share some tips with you on how to make extra money for Christmas

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OOh and do pop over here to find out how to make magic reindeer dust and a reindeer dust poem and my easy DIY advent calanders

 

 

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