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Budget-Friendly Christmas Shopping: All The Best Tips & Tricks

November 21, 2016

Let’s be honest about it, no matter how much money we have in the bank, where we can we all like to save a pound or two. The problem with the festive season is that it’s just so expensive. Christmas might be a lot of fun, but all that food, all those gifts, and all those nights out at Christmas parties soon add up. The most expensive part of the festive season, however, is gift buying. Every year it seems as if the price of gifts goes up, making Christmas even more expensive.

The good news is that there are lots of ways that we can cut the cost of Christmas shopping, it’s just a case of being smart about how you go about it. For all the best Christmas shopping tips and tricks, have a read of this.

Take advantage of the sales

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming, so why not take advantage of them to make savings? If you want to keep the cost of your Christmas shopping down, one of the best things that you can do is take advantage of any sales. If there are any stores that you are particularly fond of, sign up to email notifications from them. That way, when there’s a sale on, you’ll be notified and won’t miss out. The most important thing when it comes to sales shopping is knowing what you’re looking for. Write a list of everything that you want to buy, so that you know what you need to get. This helps to make making the most of the sales easier.

Shop online

When it comes to doing your Christmas shopping, not only can you save yourself money, but also time, by choosing to shop online. This is because comparing prices is much easier online than it is when shopping in store, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best price. Plus, by choosing to shop online, you can take advantage of promo codes, making your Christmas shopping even more affordable. There are also various cashback sites that you can take advantage of; that offer a percentage of the amount that you pay for an item back.

Get crafty

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How about making some of your gifts yourself? A great way to keep the cost of your Christmas gifts low is to make some of them yourself. Whether you’ve got a knack for crochet, love to bake, or like to make soy candles, making your own gifts is something that’s worth considering. Not only will it save you money, but making your own gifts makes them much more personal – something that a lot of people love. If you’ve got kids, you can even get them involved in your gift making.

The truth is that Christmas shopping can be expensive, but if you’re smart about it, it doesn’t have to be. Take note of the hacks above, and you can cut the cost of your Christmas shopping, and make the festive season a little more budget-friendly.

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