The festive season can be an expensive time for anyone.
If you are planning on having family over for example, there is the inevitable pressure of catering and presents to think about. If you are part of a business – there is typically greater demand – but also packaging costs and promotional deals to consider for the season. Yet whether you are in a personal or business position, you can save money and keep the stress level low, by considering some simple pointers. After all, money saving can be achieved just through a few simple lifestyle consideration and choices; it doesn’t need to be overwhelming!
- Plain packaging: then personalise it! – a common mistake made by people at home and work is to opt for ornate wrappings for gifts; which can be very expensive and often end up in the bin! There is no shame in opting for cheaper packaging and then simply adding a little personalisation or brand identity to them.
- Jacob’s join – whether at work or home, if you are hosting a Christmas party, catering costs can seem overwhelming. A retro idea, which many people take well to, is the concept of having a ‘Jacob’s join’. That means each guest brings their own favourite food, so costs are divided and people are sure of something they’ll enjoy!
- Get a helping hand – a lot of time and money can be wasted by attempting to take on too much: such trying to clean the office, shop or home in preparation for Christmas arrivals. It can actually be more cost-effective and long lasting to opt for a professional!