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Christmas prep in December

We’re into the final stretch for the festive season, so here’s the countdown for our remaining thrifty Christmas prep, whether you’re doing a traditional, homemade or minimalist one this year. If you haven’t done anything at all yet, don’t panic – there’s still time to get everything done. Just follow these simple steps: Set a […]

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Unisex gift guide: Clothes & shoes

Time for one more round of unisex Christmas gifts, this time it’s clothes and shoes that’d make good presents. Unisex / ungendered clothing and footwear aren’t entirely new. For example, many flat shoes, boots and trainers from specific brands have always been unisex. However, many high street retailers are branching out with new gender neutral […]

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Unisex gift guide: Skincare, fragrance, bath & body

Time for another unisex gift guide for Christmas 2017! Yesterday we looked at accessories, jewellery & watches, in case you missed it. Today’s all about top quality and good value skincare, plus the best shared fragrances. Skincare is skincare, and the same basic principles apply whatever your gender, so we’ll be starting off with skincare […]

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Unisex gift guide: Accessories, jewellery & watches

Need some inspiration for Christmas gifts? Fed up of all those predictable ‘gifts for him’ and ‘gifts for her’ articles? Great, here’s my first Unisex Gift Guide for Christmas 2017 – lots of ideas for all kinds of people, with an emphasis on quality and hopefully a bit less stereotyped gubbins. So this is for […]

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Christmas gift trends for 2017

Looking for some inspiration for Christmas gifts? Here are some of the latest trends for 2017 gifting to give you a few new ideas. Even more advent calendars Oh yes. The fashion for advent calendars is even stronger than last year, when we had all kinds of beauty treats and different flavours of gin to […]

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Christmas prep in November

Christmas prep in early November

Just a few weeks left before Christmas now, so let’s keep on going with the thrifty festive prep. There’s still enough time to do lots of homemade things to keep the costs down, and a couple of pay packets left to cover the last expenses. If you haven’t already seen them, you might also be […]

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Christmas decorations trends and collections for 2017

I know it’s not December yet, but if you’re spreading the cost of the festive season out this year then you might like to think ahead about Christmas decorations and giftwrap. Here are the latest trends for 2017, and some of the best places to find them on a budget. Main Christmas decor & wrapping […]

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Christmas prep in September

Following on from the article in August, here are a few ideas to help you spread the cost of Christmas in September. Let’s start with a few tips to stop budgets spiralling out of control. This month and next month are a good time to start managing expectations, and we all know deep down that […]

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Christmas prep in August

By popular request, here’s the first of a series of articles to help spread the cost of Christmas. Yes, it’s only August, but that’s plenty of time to prepare something really special, all without breaking the bank… Before we get started with any preparations, let’s all take a moment to think about our ideal festive […]

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