With the smell of Christmas turkey just around the corner, many families up and down the country are watching their pennies by becoming thrifty. With this in mind, it got me thinking of the top five frugal tips I could offer you to help you save money in the run up to Christmas.
You’ll be surprised at just how many clothes bargains exist online. If you are thinking of buying someone a leather jacket or DVD why not shop online and get them a gift at a fraction of the price. Last Christmas I bought the complete Sopranos box set addition worth £50 for a bargain busting £15. The collection was in great condition and it meant I had more to spend on other people.
Light the Halls with Candles
Get in to the swing of Christmas by going back to yester year and lighting up your home with candles instead of using electric light bulbs. Not only does it make your home feel like a Dickensian Christmas scene it also saves you a small fortune on your utility bills. What you waiting for?
A great way to save a fortune on Christmas decorations is to get creative. Use an old sewing machine to create some tinsel or festive figures to hang on your tree.
Buy Your Turkey Late
Did you know that there are hundreds of turkeys available at a fraction of the price when bought on Christmas Eve? It’s true, towards the build-up of Christmas, the average price of turkey can range from anywhere between £24 to £50. So, if you really want a bargain why not wait until Christmas Eve before you buy your bird and save yourself some serious money?
Grow Your Own
Last Christmas I was given home grown potatoes and they were absolutely scrumptious!. If you have an area in your garden where you can grow your own vegetables why not give it a go and provide the trimmings for your Christmas meal?