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The Second-Hand Birthday Present Challenge

My son is turning 2 in May, and I have set myself the challenge to source as many of his birthday presents as I can can second hand. I wanted to document this to prove that it can be done, and that you can source good quality items. I am posting this now, to giveContinue reading “The Second-Hand Birthday Present Challenge”

Why to Set Up a Secret Santa with Friends and Family

Buying presents for extended friends and family can hurt your bank account. One of the best ways to cut costs is buying organising a Secret Santa. This works best when all the people involved would be buying for the same group of people you are i.e all your siblings and their children from one sideContinue reading “Why to Set Up a Secret Santa with Friends and Family”

Inexpensive Secret Santa Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again, and whether your work colleagues organise a Secret Santa, or you are starting one with family and friends to lower the cost of Christmas, it can be daunting trying to find a gift that won’t break the bank. It can be stressful to buy a gift for someone youContinue reading “Inexpensive Secret Santa Gift Ideas”

Simple Tips to Prevent Food Waste and Lower Grocery Costs

After posting lots of tips and tricks on preventing food waste and saving money on groceries on Instagram, I thought I’d share some here. I am a huge advocate of meal planning, food management, and preventing food waste. My grocery budget is one of my biggest household bills, and I strive to keep it low.Continue reading “Simple Tips to Prevent Food Waste and Lower Grocery Costs”

Amazon Gifts for Harry Potter Fans on a Budget

Merchandise for children’s films can be extortionate in price. I have an 8 year old daughter who is obsessed with the Harry Potter series, so I have done my fair share of Amazon scouring for inexpensive gift ideas that make great little gifts or stocking fillers. I hope my finds help you, especially with theContinue reading “Amazon Gifts for Harry Potter Fans on a Budget”

D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines

Are you looking for ways to create inexpensive, personal gifts for friends and loved ones? Have you thought about upcycling old magazines? I’m here to show you the beautiful presents you can create from magazines. *Links to original sources and images included. Rolled Paper frame Doodle Craft Blog have a wonderful tutorial to create aContinue reading “D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines”

Second- Hand Gifts? They’ll Never Know

*Disclaimer: I am a member of the Amazon Associates program. This post contains affiliate links to products. At no extra cost to you, I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Are you worried that your second hand gift looks exactly that… second hand? There’s nothing wrong with gifting second hand items,Continue reading “Second- Hand Gifts? They’ll Never Know”

Date Night for just £5

I’m not just making a guesstimate when I say £5. My husband and I tried and tested this ourselves, and we had a lovely night in with a meal, drink, and movie for only £5. Meal Takeaways are mine and my husband’s go to foodie treat. We’d usually have bought a Chinese takeaway for nearlyContinue reading “Date Night for just £5”

How to Host an ‘Everything £1’ Event

I’m not going to lie and say that there isn’t a fair amount of planning involved in hosting an ‘Everything £1’ event, but get your friends involved and share the prep of what can be a potentially fruitful event for you all. You get to make money from your old bits and bobs, and potentially,Continue reading “How to Host an ‘Everything £1’ Event”

How to Have a No spend Year

What is a no spend year? A no spend year is exactly what it sounds like. Other than essential living costs such as groceries and necessary bills, you do not spend a single penny. It is not easy, and you’ll have to step up your frugal game, but it is possible. Why have a noContinue reading “How to Have a No spend Year”