Christmas on a Budget

 

Here is the perfect guide on how to decorate your home, find gifts and more, all within your budget.

We all know that Christmastime can be a particularly stressful time, especially when shopping for Christmas presents in crammed and hot store and what if your friend doesn’t like the present? The perfect gift doesn’t have to be expensive, even if the media try to convince you of the opposite, it’s much nicer to get a thoughtful present, maybe even something home-made.

Think about your friend’s interests. You could give them a voucher for a movie night at home with all of their favorite snacks, or make them a personalized playlist full of songs that remind you of them. It’s the thought that counts. Personally I would much rather receive a home-made gift where you could see that the person put in some effort than an H&M gift card.

We all love to get into the Christmas spirit and what is a better way of doing that than to decorate your home for the festive season. As it turns out Christmas ornaments can be quite expensive. This is the ultimate guide on how to decorate your home for just a few extra euros.

You could invite a friend over to spend an afternoon making do-it-yourself Christmas ornaments out of paper maché.  This way you also get to spend some fun time with your friend.

To make your house or flat smell of Christmas you can stick cloves in Oranges and put them all over the house and, trust me, it will smell amazing!

Buying an artificial Christmas tree over a real one might be expensive but it’s a good investment in the long run. It won’t smell like pine needles but you can re-use your plastic Christmas tree for decades. Another advantage is that you won’t have to deal with the stress of the tree being a major fire hazard, especially if you have little kids.

That concludes my guide on Christmas presents and decoration. I hope it was helpful and I wish you a merry Christmas!

 

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2 thoughts on “Christmas on a Budget”

  1. Dear Laura,

    I really enjoyed your blog post. All your suggestions are really nice. I actually made some Christmas ornaments as gifts for my friends this year, which combines two of your tips in one! I completely agree that it is more important to gift something meaningful to you and your friend/family rather than something expensive.
    I also like how you gave reasons for choosing an artificial tree over a real one because it makes your point a lot more convincing. I hope you had a merry Christmas and I want to wish you a Happy New Year!

    Best wishes,
    Magdalena

  2. Dear Laurah,
    I really like your blog post. 🙂
    Christmas has become a commerical event and many people don’t think about the real Christmas spirit anymore. I totally agree with you! Christmas is not about spending money. I also love personal gifts because spending time with your friends and family is so important and valuable.

    DIY ornaments are a really good idea! I definitely want to make DIY Christmas decorations with my nieces next Christmas.

    I’m looking forward to further posts! 🙂

    All the best,
    Anja

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