10 Steps to Help Cut the Cost of Christmas in Half

Christmas Money Saving Tips

How to cut the Cost of Christmas by Half


Now that the Christmas Countdown is on, and the most wonderful time of the year aproaches, but often, also the most expensive! Here are 10 easy ways to help you cut the costs of your Christmas bill in half.


1 – Create an Affordable Christmas Budget

2 – Make a List (and Check it Twice)

3 – Start Shopping Early

4 – Choose a Budget Supermarket

Supermarket and Brand Downshifting can save you a fortune on your Christmas grocery shop.

Being a brand snob can put £100s on your food shopping bill a year, and with the Christmas shop being one of the year’s most expensive, it’s well worth trying to downshift to some cheaper alternatives.

As well as downshifting your food, you should also be choosing a cheaper supermarket. Aldi has been voted the cheapest supermarket consistently by the consumer website Which! – so that’s where you should be headed for your Christmas haul.


5 – Shop The Sales & Bargains

6 – Budget Christmas Lunch

7 – Reduce Your Gift Outlay

Don’t Buy for Everyone. We’re forever buying token Christmas gifts for family members, friends, and colleagues as a courtesy/habit, that we can’t afford and they will likely never use. 

I have found if you approach people and tell them you’d rather not give and receive as you’d rather concentrate on your immediate family, they are usually more than happy to oblige as it saves them money too.


8 – Homemade Gifting


9 – Purchase Gifts & Decorations out of Season

Hopefully, these tips will help you on your way to slashing the cost of Christmas and saving you money year after year. Please leave a comment below if you have any other great ideas you think should be mentioned.





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