Thrifty Christmas

Thrifty Christmas: How To Make Brown Parcel Paper POP

This is how I wrap my presents every year, for a number of reasons. Brown parcel wrap looks so pretty. It’s also sturdy, neat – and very cheap. Here is the quick & easy lowdown on how brown paper roll can make your Christmas gifts look like they belong on Pinterest. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 December 7, 2016

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Happy Thrifty Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas!  Here, it has been go go go all day. This year we are with my husband’s family – and Thrifty Kid’s two cousins, aged three and one, whom he adores. We got up very early (thanks, kids) and … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 December 25, 2013

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THE ULTIMATE LIST: last order dates for Christmas delivery

Christmas Day is looming – but don’t panic! Here is the master list of all the major UK retailers, and the last dates to order and get goodies in time for Christmas. And pretty much ALL these retailers have sales & offers on right now. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 December 18, 2013

money off at pc world

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How to get money off at Currys & PC World EVERY TIME.

Whether you are planning on venturing inside, or shopping online, here are my tried and tested tips for saving money at Currys & PC World every time. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty18 December 17, 2013

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HOW TO: make salt-dough decorations for your Christmas tree

If you haven’t made salt dough Christmas tree decorations before, start here. The recipe is easy. The decorations are pretty, will last year after year, and cost next to nothing. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 December 16, 2013

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Don’t even THINK about paying full price for flowers this Christmas

If you are planning on sending out any Christmas flowers this year, don’t pay full whack. If you want to say it with flowers, here are some of the many bargains, discounts and vouchers currently on offer. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 November 26, 2013

Deals & Bargains, Thrifty Christmas

3 ways to get cut-price Christmas presents from The Body Shop

Now is a good time to stock up on Body Shop products, with various sales and offers running. The Body Shop is going all out to draw shoppers in! Here are my 3 top ways to get up to 50% off your Body Shop bill. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 November 1, 2013

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How to avoid missing the last posting dates for Christmas

YES, I KNOW IT’S OCTOBER. But the Post Office has come up with a really good idea for the last Christmas posting dates that I want to share with you before I forget. In fact, I am just the forgetful … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 October 23, 2013

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A Few Handmade Presents

When I posted last week about how we managed to buy Christmas presents for 16 people on a budget of £180, I promised to post a round-up of some of our handmade gifts, created by my husband in his workshop. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty17 January 15, 2013

12 days of christmas

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Knit Your Way to Next Christmas

Christmas may be over for another year, but if you are a Christmas-a-holic and you knit, here’s a project to keep you going until December. These are the Twelve Days of Christmas, in knitted form. Aren’t they amazing? The owner is … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 January 12, 2013

thrifty christmas tree

Thrifty Christmas

Make Your Own Christmas Tree

(Throwback to  2013) Taking down the tree and decorations always feels so sad, doesn’t it? This weekend I’ve packed ours away, but before I did so I took a few photos to share with you. In truth, I’d meant to … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 January 7, 2013

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How to save money when posting your Christmas cards – part 2

Following my tip for saving money on stamps  this Christmas, here’s my second way of saving money on your Christmas postage. Behold, this extremely useful calendar from Castle Cover. (If you are reading this post in an email, and you … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 December 13, 2012

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Get crafty this Christmas, and win Tesco vouchers

If you are planning to keep your Christmas budget on the down low by making a lot of your decorations and other Christmas bits and pieces yourselves, can I point you in the direction of this excellent series of how … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 12, 2012

cheap postage stamps

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How to save money when posting your Christmas cards – part 1

  If you are planning to save money on your Christmas cards this year, I’ll bet you are trimming your send list and perhaps making your Christmas cards or upcycling them. But did you know that there is another way … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 December 5, 2012

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GIVEAWAY: fill your house from top to bottom with Christmas decorations…

See this? It’s a book published by Usborne, called Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold & Stick. It’s absolutely brilliant – and if you’d like to win a copy, scroll to the bottom of this post. In the meantime, let me … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty49 December 4, 2012

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Christmas Countdown: Ten Top Deals

Well, I’m about halfway through my Christmas shopping now – and my thrifty plan to spend no more than £180 on gifts for 16 people is on track (punches air). Unfortunately, because so many members of my family read this … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 November 22, 2012