Average cost of Christmas
- Start putting away a small amount of money each month. You can start in January or whenever you can afford it. Just don’t have a ‘credit card Christmas’ unless you’re going to pay off the full amount as the interest you pay on the card will make it very expensive.
- More food is thrown away at Christmas than at any other time of year so think carefully about what to buy and how many people you are catering for.
- The cost of family presents can mount up so suggest Secret Santa. Each person buys for one other person and you can ask for wishlists and set a price limit. It means everyone receives one great gift they want and it’s cheaper too.
- Be organised and use the January sales to buy decorations and gifts for the following Christmas. With many items, it just doesn’t matter when you buy them.
- Before you do your big Christmas food shop, run the items through mysupermarket.co.uk to see which supermarket has the cheapest ‘basket’.
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