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.
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.
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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