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’
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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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