How To Survive Christmas On A Student Budget

The festive season can be a costly affair, especially on a student budget. There’s no doubt you will want to celebrate with all your new pals before you head back home at the end of term.

Here are our top tips for surviving Christmas…

– Secret Santa

Here you can be super savvy. Organise a secret Santa with your friends using a free secret Santa generator online and set a budget. You could also suggest this to your family members to really keep the cost down.

Think of all the Christmas festivities you can attend if you only have to buy two gifts.

– Use Your Discount

Your student discount is there to be utilised. Make the most of it without breaking the bank.

You could make a list of the shops with the best discount and match them to the people you are buying gifts for.

– Eating Out

There will be Christmas gatherings left, right and centre with food and drinks usually on the agenda which can become extremely costly.

Why not suggest a Groupon deal or a gathering at yours where everyone can bring a bottle and a dish. It will be just as much fun for a lot less money.

– Travelling

Remember that Christmas is one of the most expensive times to travel. Book in advance and try to travel at off-peak times and don’t forget that student discount when booking.

If you’ve got gifts to take home too, you may want to beg for a lift from a willing family member.

– Budget

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun so don’t get hung up on the small stuff. Your family will be more than happy just to have you home.

Set a realistic budget for food, drinks, gifts, travel, and party outfits. As long as you are sensible and think ahead you shouldn’t have to worry.

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