Keeping a fit wallet over Christmas can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of family and friends you need to buy for. Not to mention having to worry about the regular day to day stuff like food, rent and bills can be stressful enough as it is without the additional stress of buying Christmas gifts.
Sometimes not always buying flashy popular products and gifts can be a good way to save money, making loved ones a sentimental gift can give the best feeling. Nothing huge or too time consuming, just something that will mean a lot to the person you are giving it to. Creating a photo album is a great gift that doesn’t cost too much money. The cover doesn’t have to be fancy and the pictures don’t have to be printed on glossy photo paper. What matters is that you put all the time in to find those special photos and create someone a unique, personal gift.
Christmas cards can be very expensive. Just a couple of boxes can cost the best part of £10. Making your own will be much more cost effective, just buying a set of pens and a couple of packs of blank card will be much cheaper. All you need to do then is spend an hour or two doing the designs and personalising them. Also, someone would probably appreciate a card or gift more when you take the time to personalise it, rather than something that’s mass produced by the millions.
Even if cards and photo books aren’t your thing, there are still things you can do. Maybe you could write a poem or short story for someone. The time invested in writing words perfect for them will be really well appreciated. For a bit of festive fun, why not find someone a fun Christmas jumper! It’s cute, fun and not all that expensive! Getting group presents is also a good way of saving money, perhaps you could get something that all your friends can share together. For example, getting a few card games or board games are a good option because they’re something everyone can play and enjoy together.
Whatever you choose to get someone, it’s important to remember that it’s the thought that counts. Have a wonderful Christmas season!