Buying Christmas Gifts on a Budget

Written by Karen Bryan

christmascardWith Christmas looming, it’s worth taking a look at website, as they’ve some great offers for Christmas gifts. I don’t believe in spending a fortune on Christmas and ending up in debt. So, it’s great to find some good value, attractive gifts, especially for kids, which allow you to keep the festive spend to a minimum.

If you purchase on today, ‘Cyber Monday’, enter the code ‘TODAY20’ and you’ll get 20% off most items and free standard delivery if the value of your post-discount order is £20+. You should receive your order with 4-6 days.

It’s probably a good idea to make any online purchases as soon as possible to ensure that they arrive in plenty of time.

I had a look at the ’10 kids books for £10” web exclusive offer. There was a good choice of fun titles, exactly the sort of story books that our sons loved when they were young.

In my opinion, spending £10 to give two children five books each as a Christmas present is a lot better value than giving them each a £5 gimmicky toy, which may well break, go out of favour or need new batteries within a couple of days.

There was also a ‘6 educational kids books for £10’ offer, with titles such as ‘How it Works – Energy and Power’ and a workbook with 250 stickers. There is a useful age filter to help you select the most appropriate books.

For adults, there was a ‘6 fiction books for £10’ promotion, including authors Ian Banks and Nick Hornby. Although we generally stick to borrowing books from the library, it’s always handy to have a few paperbacks to take when I go away on holiday.

If you’re into crafts, there’s a wide selection of supplies at very reasonable prices, e.g. sketching sheets, oil pastels and card making kits. I always mean to do more crafts, but never seem to get around to it unless I go to a workshop, partly due to the expense of buying all the required materials.

If you join ‘Together Loyalty Card’ you earn 5 points for every £1 spend, plus 50 free points when you register. Then you’ll receive notifications of special offers and discounts.