Most of us are reducing the amount we plan to spend this Christmas, so it's more important than ever to
seek out the best deals and offers to help you stay within budget
According to research from moneysupermarket.com vouchers, consumers are planning to spend just
£195 on presents for loved ones this year, down from £232 last year. One in six parents says they are planning on spending £50 or less on their children this year, with only one in ten saying they'll be spending more than £250.
With increasing numbers of us feeling the pinch this year,
it definitely pays to start your Christmas shopping early to help spread the cost, and the good news is that there are lots of ways to cut your festive bills if you make use of discounts and voucher codes.
Sian Harrison, voucher expert at moneysupermarket.com said; "Christmas can be a very expensive time and it will be a blow to many people that their finances are in a worse state this year than last.
"However, it does appear that people are getting savvier about ways to reduce their outgoings by spreading their spending and using vouchers. Retailers are savvier too and this Christmas we expect a bumper crop of deals and discounts to be offered to attract budget-conscious consumers."
Remember, deals, discounts and vouchers change all the time, so you need to
keep a close eye on who's offering what so you can snap up the best bargains before they disappear. Here, we look at some of the top offers currently available... Bargain present ideas
If you're looking for ideas for presents that won't break the bank but which still appear generous, look no further.
La Senza is currently offering two pairs of pyjamas for just £20. They normally cost £20 each, so you're effectively getting each pair for half price. This deal doesn't expire until December 27. Click here to take advantage of this offer.
You can also get
three for two on Christmas gifts at Laura Ashley, so that you get the cheapest item free. Click here for this deal.
Other bargains include
10% off orders at Radley London, where you can buy luxury handbags, purses and luggage. Click here to get this offer.
H. Samuel, the jeweller, is offering a great deal if you want to treat your loved ones to a new watch, necklace, bracelet or even something sparkly this Christmas. If you spend £25 or more, you get a £25 voucher. This offer can be found here. Discount wrapping and decorations
bought your presents, it's time to wrap them up so you're all set for Christmas. Marks & Spencer has some beautiful festive wrapping paper designs this year and you can get three for two on its wrapping by clicking here.
Now you've sorted out the presents,
all you need is a tree to put them under. If you're sick of picking up pine needles for months after Christmas, why not consider an artificial tree that will last you for several years? Asda is currently offering 25% off its Christmas trees. You'll need to hurry though - this offer expires on November 30. Click here to get this deal.
Get kitted out for the party season
It's not only presents that can make a major dent in your finances over the festive season. If you've got lots of
Christmas parties to go to, kitting yourself out can cost a fortune.
Fortunately there are ways you can cut the cost of a new winter wardrobe.
New Look, for example, is currently offering 20% off women's party wear until Christmas Eve. Click here for this deal.
You can also pick up
party shoes at New Look for just £10 until December 14. This offer can be found here.
It's worth remembering too that you can get
free delivery on all orders over £40 until December 28 by following this link.
If you want a glamorous new hairstyle for the party season, then you can get
25% off a haircut at Headmasters salons throughout the country provided you book Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Use this link to get a printable voucher for this deal.
There are also plenty of offers for men. You can get up to
50% off selected men's clothing until December 27 at Debenhams. To see this offer, click here.
New Look is also offering 20% off its men's shirts until Christmas Eve. Click here to find out more.
All these savings should help ensure you
don't break the bank this Christmas. Remember that this is just a tiny selection of what's available - there's plenty more bargains to be had, so happy shopping!
Please note: Any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing.
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