Inexpensive Christmas gifts
If you celebrate Christmas, it can become an expensive activity - especially with this rise in the cost of living.
You might feel tremendous pressure to spend more than you can afford - it's easy to believe you have to equate what you spend; with the amount you care for a person.
Giving a gift is giving a gift. That's it.
Giving your love is giving your love.
Caring is caring.
I don't know if feel more pressure from a particular age of person? (For me it's ages 13 to 18.)
Instead of worrying how a person feels about their gift, tell them why you chose the gift; that you thought of them/that you know they collect hippos, etc.
I buy things throughout the year and put them in my Christmas cupboard. Then I sort out items into bags for life that are labelled, and enjoy wrapping up evenings in December.
Here is a list of some items * I have in my Christmas cupboard ** ready to wrap up and label.
. Jigsaw puzzles
. Mugs I plan to put a sachet of hot chocolate and a packet of marshmallows in
. Notebooks and pens
. Homemade socks and gloves
. Bath smellies
. T-shirts and jumpers
. Squishy toys
. Kids games
* some items bought new from a charity shop
** a huge cupboard in my bedroom