Take ad­van­tage of the sales and gift vouch­ers

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There’s a rea­son why sales and vouch­ers ex­ist. Don’t feel bad if you’re get­ting gifts for peo­ple from the sale sec­tion. Af­ter all, you still have to spend on dec­o­ra­tions and din­ner par­ties. The good news is that even if you’re run­ning late in gift shop­ping, most sales will con­tinue till the end of the Christ­mas week. Bet­ter late than never, right?

Do-It-Your­self

Get the kids to help out by teach­ing them to make hand­made gifts. If you’re cre­atively in­clined, this will be a fun ac­tiv­ity to do to­gether as a fam­ily. Hand­made gifts mean a whole lot more than store-bought gifts, and they’ll be cheaper too. Why should you buy a greet­ing card when you can make it your­self? Pin­ter­est will be of great help if you’re stuck for ideas. You can also try our DIY Christ­mas or­na­ment project on page 100.

Less is more

Do you really need a seven-foot Christ­mas tree and a 15-pound tur­key? We don’t think so. For starters, keep the dé­cor as min­i­mal as pos­si­ble so that you won’t be trip­ping over tin­sel. Also, the less you spend, the less you’ll stress over the hol­i­day sea­son. Get fewer items that are of bet­ter qual­ity in­stead of a bunch of stuff that will fall apart when Box­ing Day comes around.

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