We know that Christmas is a tough time for our savings account, so let’s try to save as much as we can. Especially during these festive days, we are willing to spend a lot of money on wrapping and send presents. But we don’t always need to!
Have a look at these hacks and thank us later!
Use a cheap delivery service
If you are sending a small package that is likely to be less than 1kg (lipstick, sock, necklace), Royal Mail usually wins. But always check, as they have a price calculator on their website.
For larger packages, Packlink is a great alternative if you want to save on your delivery. It allows you to compare different couriers to get the best deal. The bigger the package, the more you save. As an example, sending a 10kg package from Sheffield to London will cost you less than £5! In most cases, your package will also get collected from your door and delivered to the address of your choice. Another example of website with similar services is Parcel2go.
No-fuss going around Post Offices.
They also offer international delivery at a very reasonable price. Check them out!
Try charity shopping
Charity shops often offer a lot of second-hand wrapping options that will help you save a lot of money on boxes, wrapping paper and decorations. You might be able to find great presents while you are there. It’s worth a try!
Use wrapping hacks to avoid wasting wrapping paper
It is really easy to cut gift wrap pieces much larger than intended -or way too small- so you end up with scraps that can’t be used to wrap any presents.
Check out this video to learn how to wrap your presents properly and use items you have around the house as gift boxes.
Recycle paper and bags from your presents
Those gift bags we all give to each other end up in a pile with other random bags that we never use. Give them a second chance by giving them to someone else! Not only you make space at home but also reduce paper waste and save money!
Use what you have at home to wrap your presents
If you run out of wrapping paper in the last two presents, don’t panic! There are a lot of things around your house you can use without having to buy any more paper.
Try using old maps, tissue paper, newspaper, magazines, fabric… You will realize that sometimes it looks even nicer than the traditional way. Get creative!
Make your own gift bags
If you really want to get creative, you should try making your own gift bags. You only need some old fabric and basic sewing skills.
With these hacks, you will not only save money but will also reuse and recycle items that you already have at home. Let’s start a Christmas trend that involves less wastage of money and resources.