It’s that time of year when we all let our hair down, relax and enjoy the festive spirit. Or at least try to relax, because there’s always the problem of deciding what to buy for everyone! It’s especially hard if you are short of money – and aren’t we all in these demanding days – so we thought we’d look at some great ideas that could save you money. What we’ve done is looked at gifts that will be appreciated by all the family, so you don’t have to worry about several gifts!
Fun and Games
Our first suggestion is something that can involve all the family, young and old alike, and will get you spending time together and enjoying yourselves. We’re talking about buying some games – board games, of the traditional style, perhaps, or maybe one of the many cheap arcade games for playing on a computer – that will always be fun for all the family. Board games are very much back in fashion these days, so have a look around and see what you can find!
Take a Break
Why not book a weekend break for all the family? It doesn’t have to be anywhere far away or exotic, perhaps a nearby city that you visit only rarely, or a beach resort within easy reach? There are some great deals available – especially out of season – on both accommodation and travel, and you can all take a welcome break from the festive season and daily life and take the opportunity to wind down and relax somewhere different. It makes sense, and you may be surprised how affordable it is.
Another of the Christmas gift ideas that came to us when researching was that of gift baskets. You can find a wide variety of these baskets and hampers and they make a great gift for the family. From simple baskets with sweets that kids will love to more luxurious hampers you can find them all, and it’s a simple way of making sure everyone is happy with the gift you give them. You may even find one that covers everyone, so have a look now for inspiration.
No, we don’t mean getting a maid, but something better: what about buying the family a Google Home or Amazon Echo device? These handy items link with your Wi-Fi and are fun and helpful, with plenty of features that all the family will appreciate, and your youngsters will enjoy telling their friends you have finally entered the 21st century! In a similar vein, what about a subscription to one of the many TV streaming channels around? This can be an excellent way of finding entertainment on those cold nights!
These are a few of our ideas for great Christmas gifts and we are sure you will have your own. Why not have read through and see if there’s anything among the above that inspires you? We’re sure you’ll find something to save you money and please the whole family!