With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to start shopping for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. You'll find plenty of amazing gift guides out there for all members of the family (even your four legged friends) so rather than bore you with yet another one, I thought I’d share a few ways you can save money on your Christmas gifts this year!
We all know Christmas can be an expensive time of year but there are plenty of ways you can reduce the cost of the gifts you give, so you’ve still got some pennies left over come the New Year (for the January sales!)
One of the easiest ways to cut the cost of Christmas is to organise a Secret Santa! Rather than having to spend a small fortune on presents for every member of your friend group, you can instead spend a reasonable amount on a great present for just one of them.
Another way you can make mega savings on this year’s Christmas gifts is by using discount codes. At this time of year, competition is tough and stores are eager to win your business, therefore making them much more likely to share regular discount codes. These can be found on voucher websites, as well as emails from the stores themselves. I also recommend checking Twitter for discount codes - simply do a search and see if anyone has shared any.
Shop the sales
A final way you can save bags of money on your Christmas gifts this year is by doing a little sale shopping and this weekend is the perfect time for it! Yes, today is Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year! Although it was originally reserved for just the Friday (hence the name), many businesses now extend their offers over the entire weekend, until midnight on Monday (known as Cyber Monday).
With so many sales going on over this weekend, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choice. The good news is that you can find all the best sales going on by heading to Love The Sales. This is a fantastic website that scours the Internet for the best sales from the top 500 UK websites and shares them with you all on one site. It makes sale shopping so much easier! You can shop by different categories (women’s clothing, beauty and grooming, home etc.) or by brand.
You can also sign up to Love The Sales to personalise your sale shopping results and make them more relevant to you. Once you sign up, either with your email or via Facebook, you’ll be able to specify information such as the type of sales you want to shop (men’s or women’s), your favourite brands and your sizes. Follow brands to be the first to know about new sale items and use Love The Sales’ suggested brands tool to discover new brands that have been matched to your requirements.
With so many fantastic sales to shop, you’re certain to find the perfect gifts at purse-friendly prices!
Written in collaboration with Love The Sales.
All words and opinions are my own.