During the festive season, people usually go crazy spending money they don’t have, on things they don’t need.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your Christmas shopping is stress free:
Make a budget before you go shopping and stick to it. If you can’t afford a turkey, then you can buy chicken as an alternative.
If you will be having guests at your house, ask them to bring along a plate of eats. Get each guest to bring a dish for the various courses.
You don’t have to splurge on table decorations. It is cheaper to invest in decorative linen napkins and a festive table runner as opposed to buying paper or plastic alternatives every year.
Don’t spend a fortune on presents. If you are cash-strapped, consider making DIY gifts for family and friends. Homemade presents are usually more appreciated because of the time spent making them.
Don’t buy a Christmas tree every year. A good tree should last for years so buy the best you can afford. Store the ornaments carefully when you are not using them so you wont have to buy new decorations every year. You can also make your own Christmas decorations, there are numerous videos on that offer step by step guidance.