Even More Good Tips for A Well Spent Christmas
Christmas money saving ideas
11:03 24 December 2014
Monitor Spending Habits
When it boils down to spending money, you should set a cap. Take an anti-materialist stand, and tell your children that they could not keep more than one present. If possible, set a ceiling (budget) and declare it openly. Warn your kids that there is a ceiling, though Santa may end up shoving bits and pieces into their stocking this year. Make sure they take the disappointment well.
Perfume and fragrances are great gifts but you should buy it earlier
If you are planning to buy fragrance or after shave for gifts, which is actually a good idea, you could start stashing up your inventory when the products are on sale. Some shops offer up to 50% discount on some fragrances. Don’t pin your hope on one shop, go around and compare prices. If you buy in December, you will not have the luxury of buying on discount because of high demand. One option is going for fragrances that smell like the real thing at very affordable prices.
Drinks are no different.
Not all brands that say they are the more expensive up-brand of a product are really a level up in quality and taste. Take for example turkey, when tested, 73% felt their own brand tasted better than the most expensive turkey. For champagne, the less costly Lidl champagne got more nods than the expensive Moet. Advertising and packaging can make the product seem expensive but not necessarily better.
There are very many things of high quality food and wines sold at bargain prices from Lidl and Aldi, cheaper than Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
This completes the third part of this series. Following any of these tips will go a long way in making your Christmas a well spent one.