Bonjour lecteurs! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? It’s all pretty much done for moi this year. I am usually more of a last-minute bird in the shops. But this year, I tried to be vigilant and make the most of the Christmas Sale. 2021 has been tough for many of us and I am sure we will all look at celebrating Xmas very differently. I have for you 8 Ideas To Cut Costs This Christmas.
Unlike other years, I did not shop without having a idée claire of what I wanted.
I had a clear vision of what our Xmas would look like.
Decorations, food, presents… I had it all under control and planned with specific gifts for everyone so that I did not overspend.
Don’t feel like you have to overdo someone’s else festivities. Work with your budget and stick to it.
Stick To A Budget
No browsing or impulsive purchases for us this year.
I was on a mission, and I knew a budget I had to stick to.
I did a list of what I would spend for everyone and left shops with the items on my list, nothing more.
Grab Available Freebies
How can you say non to anything free! Many brands have such offers on and why not make the most of it!
Par exemple, the Christmas Sale with O2 is rocking with up to 12 months of free Disney+ on its 30GB and above plans.
So not only you can get a great present for a loved-ones, but you can also enjoy something for yourself. I bet the children would love that!
Or may I dare mention my Frenchie giveaways?
I have about £1900 worth of goods to win on the blog and there are many fabulous competitions online at the minute!
Grab Cashback On Presents
Even better, why not treat yourself with options where you can get cashback on presents?
You can earn money as you shop on many websites. The amount of cashback varies, but it could be anything up to 10%!
It’s always welcome to start January with a bit of help!
Buy Second Hand
Why not buy second-hand?
We all talk about sustainability more and more and what a better period to put it into practice!
Par exemple, you might not want to splash out on a new device, so you can have a look at refurbished phones, tablets, and smartwatches. O2 has a large selection of devices in its Christmas Sales too! They all undergo a thorough quality check with a 12-month warranty and you can access all the same perks and benefits as the new equivalent.
How about homemade presents? I have found a great jumper we decorated with my son and it turned out to make a great piece of clothing for his dad!
Am I a bit old fashion if I say one of the best presents I got from my partner was a DVD with all our best memories over the last 10 years?
I still keep it in a box with old photos and tickets of places we visited together.
Homemade presents come from the heart and always mean so much.
Also, worth having a look at outlet stores. This year, I actually did pretty much all my Xmas shopping at our local one.
I can’t say no to a bargain! I always avoid buying full-priced items. Outlets are so common these days and they feature so many great brands.
So you don’t have to negotiate on the qualité either. Think about online options too!
Avoid Using Credit Cards
One more piece of advice and I feel this is a big one… Avoid using credit cards at all costs.
I am so fearful of credit cards and avoid them like a pest.
Especially the ones you can get in the shops. They always push you to consume more than you need.
If it helps you not be tempted, try to buy your presents in cash? This way, it is physical and you can control it better.
Et voilà! Like many others this year I am sure, we will be careful not to overspend for Christmas. How are you planning to do it?
What’s your best tip to have a fabulous Christmas on a budget?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with O2. Have a look now at the fabulous O2 Christmas Wishlist!