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I try and save as much as I can at Xmas because it can be really expensive and you can often overspend I try and buy gifts throughout the year were I can on heavily reduced items and take advantage of the reduced vegetables in the supermarket for Xmas dinner

what do you do to save at this time of year ??

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a week ago
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Tom
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a week ago

I try to keep lists of gift ideas for people throughout the year, then when I see it as a deal I’ll get it on offer

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdeals
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a week ago

That's a great idea I will bear that in mind because I just buy what I see and think that will suit someone

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

Stop buying for everyone just your own children. Discuss with the friends and family, I’m sure they feel the same. It was a relief when my sister suggested it.

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdeals
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a week ago

Yes I have dwindled mine down and reduced spend from ten pound budget to one gift that looks decent these have ranged from 3.37 this year to 6.99 and they all look similar priced ☺️

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

I have just got a Sainsbury’s savings card which gives you a bonus near to Christmas. It won’t pay for your Christmas lunch but is better than if you put the money in the bank. Asda do one too.

https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/help/products/christmas_club_card

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdeals
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a week ago

What's the bonus @grannyoclock please

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

Delboysdeals it is 5% up to a maximum of £25. All details are in the link.

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdeals
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a week ago

Thankyou will take a look Grannyclock

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda week ago

Started with only Serrano amount of present s

Mind you the more they get older the more the cost

Stocking fillers cost the earth aswell

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a week ago

I buy all year, most from deals i see on here if im honest! I have a seperate account that i transfer between £10-20 a week which helps loads as we just cant afford to buy everything all at once.

I have finished a couple of people's presents already. I dread buying for our kids though! Sometimes i pop money in a card for the older kids of the family.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

I set a budget for everything. Budget for presents, for food, for decorations etc. I save all year and then start buying round about September. Although if I see something on a deal that I know would be perfect then I buy it and keep it in the cupboard. We only buy presents for our son, my parents, my mother and father in law, brother in law and Granny. We don't buy for anyone else. I don't over buy on food and nothing gets wasted. My decorations are all hand me downs from my parents and we reuse gift bags.

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lornaae
lornaaea week ago
  • I try to look for things throughout the year, however only tend to buy things I know someone will like, rather than buy something for the sake of it (I’d prefer to buy a voucher instead in this case - or ask them if there’s anything I can get them within a budget)
  • Make gifts - last year I made and decorated biscuits for my family, I put them in washed pasta sauce jars and put some brown paper and twine on the lid and they made great gifts - they looked and tasted good and were really cheap to make 🙂
  • Regift things you have been given but don’t want
  • You could collect someones favourite things and make a little hamper - I’ve done this before and bought chocolate, biscuits, tea etc that I know someone likes and put it all together and it makes a lovely gift
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cocolgooh
cocolgooha week ago

I save all year for Christmas, and buy things I see that are deals on here that I know will work for people earlier in the year if they’ll be significantly cheaper to buy now rather than later.

I also make presents for people that I know will appreciate handmade gifts - every year I make a couple of things for my grandmother and she makes a couple of things for me, for example. We don’t spend a lot (if anything) on what we make, it’s the thought that counts.

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Mick82
Mick82a week ago

I’ve got some of mine done already thanks to deals on here always save a few pounds when browsing ld

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa week ago

I save my nectar points for Christmas and I purchase gifts through the year when they are on sale and I make Christmas cakes for my friends as extra gifts and I make a hampers with chocolate tea and biscuits and other treats

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

Over thirty years ago I came to an arrangement with all my family not to exchange gifts, instead of them buying me gifts I perhaps don't want and me buying them gifts they perhaps don't want, we buy ourselves something we actually want (that parts not compulsory).

We all used to dread the thought of shopping for probably unwanted gifts. This does not stop us buying gifts we know are wanted - but there's no obligation to buy a gift back.

As for food I don't feel any need to eat or drink any more than usual at Christmas.

I notice Martin Lewis is advocating a similar arrangement.

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stevea808
stevea808a week ago

The best way to save money at Christmas is don't buy any gifts for anyone. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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HEDGEHOGS
HEDGEHOGSa week ago

I don't have many to buy for now which is good. I do double up on my Nectar in November and buy quite a few bits and bobs then for Christmas and Birthday's. Also keep my eye out for good deals throughout the year and squirrel things by then. We don't really overindulge on food and drink either as don't feel the need to.

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Ann1984
Ann1984a week ago

I buy thought out year in here. I learned over years whice days B&M reduce Xmas stock so they are less then half price toys down to £4 last week January. Keep eye out on there electrical and home wear every Tuesday can get things fit as little as pound. look in charity shops for donated unwonted gifts

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

My children are all grown up so we don’t give presents anymore, they can afford anything they need. So we just enjoy the day with food and drink and great company.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

If you use cashback apps to get free or cheap groceries, you can make hampers with the non-perishables. One year we got loads of Mahi sauces and gave them to some of our children. We put them in nice reusable shoppers.

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