Christmas crackers – 6 tips for seasonal saving

An image of Santa's stocking to symbolise seasonal saving. and any Christmas budgeting tips.


MoneyPlus Features Team

25th November 2014 at 3:14pm

With the Yuletide beckoning and the shopping days left going down quicker than a mulled wine, if you’ve not already done so then now’s the time to pull up your Christmas socks and get planning those presents and finalising your festivities.

And with adverts trotting out faster than St Nick’s reindeer, there’s plenty to tempt the seasonal shopper both young and old. However, if there’s one thing surer than a festive airing of Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas never comes cheap.

Seasonal saving – Trimming your budget

Christmas should be all about spending quality time with loved ones and not just spending. As it’s a time for celebration and sharing of gifts, it can often feel wrong to make cutbacks or say no, especially when you’re a parent. Although we don’t want to miss out on any festive fun, it’s still helpful to think about making some simple savings. What could we be doing to help curb the cost of Christmas but still get as much bang for our festive buck?

We’ve been carrying out a spot of research around spending habits with a view to seeing how we could help maximise your seasonal spending power.

Here’s six top tips from us to you…



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Have a good one…

So don’t let Christmas turn into a big-ticket turkey and start planning early, you could even pick up next year’s gifts in the January sales. We hope these shiny baubles of wisdom will help bring a little cost effective sparkle to this and future seasons of goodwill.

The Moneyplus features team

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size for the Christmas survey was 2080 adults and for the Financial Efficiency research was 2591 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 10th – 11th September 2014 and 5th -7th March 2014. The surveys were carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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