Now is the time to get those presents bought as there are not too many shopping days left Christmas day. Here is a round-up of my favourite bargain Christmas gift ideas – most in at less than £20 each, though a few in at more are very good buys IMHO.
They are in no particular order as I figure that most of us have a few different people to buy for. Remember if you buy online, you’ll probably have to pay postage and packaging :-(, but always use a cashback site if you can. If you have any to add, please put them in the comments.
Aldi’s Metallic Special Edition Prosecco (£7.49)This special looking bottle will go down a treat with friends and family this Christmas. For under £10, this luxury and stylish bottle…
So with Christmas just less than a month away, you may have been given your Secret Santa name or maybe you need to tighten those purse strings this year…..so here are some gift ideas – all under £20.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody – The Official Book of the movieBohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story is the official book of the Twentieth Century Fox and Queen epic movie Bohemian Rhapsody. The author has interviewed key cast and crew members to reveal how Freddie Mercury and Queen’s incredible story was brought to the big screen. Many of Queen’s pivotal moments were recreated for the film – including Live Aid and other key performances – and are described and shown in this authorized book of the 2018 movie. £20 from Carltonbooks.co.uk
2. Harry Potter itty bittys from Hallmark
Gin really is the most fashionable tipple at the mo, and I’m sure it will be on many Christmas lists, so this is an awesome pre-Xmas treat for the gin lover in your life as bargain store B&M launches a gin advent calendar.
The ‘Twelve Gins of Christmas’ advent calendar is filled with 12 miniature bottles of gin to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.The calendar contains a range of gin brands including classics like Bombay Sapphire, Gordon’s Pink gin and botanical tipples such as JJ Whitely Elderflower gin. The quirky advent calendar is sure to sell out quickly as it’s priced at £29.99, it is one of the most affordable alcoholic advent calendars on the market – probably cos it’s only got 12 gins, but it’s still a nice idea at a…
Run out of ideas for Christmas gifts? Well get some inspiration from this random Christmas Gift Generator.
All of the gift ideas are available online (some of the items on the list are affiliate links, but any profit from these will go to charity) and cost under £20 as presents don’t have to be expensive to be awesome. For example, Dog Bingo is just £19.95 and I’m not sure how much more fun you could have than this.
Fear not, the gift generator does have some logic behind it and isn’t entirely random. For example, if you are shopping for your 85 year old Granny who loves nature, we probably won’t be suggesting the 90s pack for Cards Against Humanity. Although if she is into games then we can’t guarantee this won’t pop up.…
So, booze is definitely a favourite of many as a Christmas gift. While I love a prosecco or rose, Mr Bargain Hunter looks port, red wine and flavoured ciders, so we both had a look at some picks from Aldi to see what we’d be tempted to give, or even receive this Christmas. Oh and you get free standard delivery on most their alcohol so that’s even better, if they still have the stock…as once it’s gone…it’s gone.
Great Secret Santa gift idea for lovers of chocolate and Prosecco at just £4.79 for 200 ml and five truffles.
Rioja Classics Gift Pack
Well presented in a smart box, looks more expensive than it is at £17.99, and great flavour on both bottles. You get two 750 ml bottles in a box. Here’s …
Discount supermarket Aldi is offering trend-hunting shoppers the chance to upgrade their drinks cabinet with the colour of the season – Millennial Pink. It’s the colour that is dominating Instagram feeds and now it’s set to take pride of place at the Christmas table.
And you can join in without splashing out, because Aldi has launched their range of premium pink tipples, including the introduction of its first ever pink port.
Featuring three luxurious products including a sweet and botanical Gin Lane Victoria Pink Gin (£19.99), a Veuve Monsigny Pink Champagne Brut (£15.99) and a floral Maynard’s Pink Port (£7.99), the collection starts at just £7.99 and features products up to 30% less than upmarket equivalents.
The popularity of this iconic shade has dominated colour palettes in both homes and wardrobes this year and its …
So is the season to be skint! Don’t worry as you can splurge now and then cut back in the New Year and here’s some hints about how:
1. Recycle Christmas gifts
Keep all unwanted Christmas gifts that cannot be returned for a refund in the packaging and recycle to save you buying some gifts for people during the year. Be sure to make a note of who the gift was from to avoid giving it back to that person! Keep pretty bows, gift bags and packaging to reuse and avoid buying yourself – under the mattress is a good storage place to keep gift bags nice and flat.
2. Plans for leftover food
According to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com, in the UK we waste £12.5bn every year throwing away food. With a little planning, we could …
So with Christmas just over a month away, you may have been given your Secret Santa name or maybe you need to tighten those purse strings this year…..so here are some gift ideas – all under £15 and plenty under £5 if that’s your Secret Santa limit this year.
Pressies for £1
There are lots of treats at Poundland which will ensure you can find a present no matter who you pick out of the Secret Santa Hat! From iPhone cases and pom pom keyrings to Musical light up ties. Poundland’s gifts ensure that Christmas really is the season to be jolly with a large selection for family, friends and colleagues.
Sugru introduces the Rebel Tech Kit
The new Rebel Tech Kit (£10 from Sugru.com) is lifehack heaven and the perfect gift for …
• June 25th marked the six month countdown to Christmas • Plan ahead financially now to ensure a smoother run up to the big day
With just six months to go until the biggest, and often most expensive, holiday of the year, now is the time to start planning your finances so that you can begin 2017 free from Christmas related money worries.
With summer still ahead of us, many of us will shiver at the thought of planning for tinsel, turkey and gift tags. But thinking about Christmas sooner rather than later could be the difference between a financially red or black January. With this Saturday marking the official six month countdown, planning now will allow you to maximise your savings and reduce last minute stress as Christmas creeps closer.
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So we have less than 80 days to Christmas and I’m already thinking about Xmas lunch and gift ideas, so time to set some money aside.
Today I heard about the Asda Money Christmas Savers Card, which acts as a saving tool for Asda customers to prepare for the cost of Christmas. Asda customers can add money onto their card at the checkout each time they shop.
The maximum amount customers are able to load onto their cards is £144. To reward customers for their savings Asda pays a bonus, or interest, onto the card which can be spent however the customer wishes either at Christmas or in the New Year in store. It’s not much, but as a rival says, Every Little Helps:
- For saving £144 – the customer is awarded £6
- For saving