Managing Christmas Gifts as a student in Lancaster
Christmas is a difficult time for most of our bank balances and the temptation is to go a little crazy and just worry about it in the new year. Especially with the current state of affairs in the world, I think you’ll find that expectations have changed and nobody will be expecting xbox’s and well-branded perfume this year.
We’ve had a think and put together a few ideas for you for Christmas gifts that go a little easier on your debit card.
And it doesn’t really matter what it is, you’d be surprised how far a bag of flour, sugar and a 12 pack of eggs would go (maybe add in a bag of icing sugar if you are the fancy decorating type)
Cookies, biscuits, brownies…if you are feeling really festive, a jar of mince meat and some pre-maid puff pastry would easily get you 24 mince pies that will taste far better than anything Mr Kipling has in his factory
Another great one, why not create a real scrapbook or photo gallery of your adventures with your flatmates?
You can upload a bulk of photos to several websites and have them printed cheaper than you think. Then you just need to get crafty and glue them in a nice notebook, add some hand writing and tape in any tickets or stubs from memorable adventures.
Things that smell nice
If you have a little more time why not get super crafty making your own candles?
All you need is a load of empty jars, a bumper pack of wax (again cheap on the internet) add some essential oils and a wick and you have your very own fragrance maker for pennies.