Love it or loathe it, December is upon us and the hunt for Christmas presents begins. Whether you started shopping in last year’s January sales, or are planning to hit the shops last minute on Christmas Eve there is always one difficult family member to buy for.
Christmas can be a stressful time for many reasons. January exams are looming and students across the country are eagerly anticipating their next student loan instalment.
Save the hassle and use our guide to find the perfect budget family gifts.
Year after year we’re told “Oh no you don’t have to get us anything”, yet when in reality they definitely want something no matter how small.
If like me your Dad has already read every autobiography ever written and a new garden shed is out of your budget why not get him a new Christmas jumper? It’s a Christmas must have and something that can be recycled every year. Perhaps not the garden shed he’s been dreaming of, but after all it’s the thought that counts.
Adult colouring books have become increasingly popular this year, and we’re not surprised. They’re a great excuse to relive your childhood and relax, so perfect to help your Mum unwind after a hectic Christmas day.
You can personalise just about anything online these days from personalised Nutella to m & m’s with your face on (seriously). Whether your brother or sister is a chocoholic or tea lover, make their Christmas day by personalising their favourite treat.
When it comes to Grandparents, homemade gifts are the way forward. Not only are they nice and cheap but due to grandparent bias they’ll love it regardless, so it’s a win-win. Think knitted scarves, photo frames and Christmas cookies. Play to your strengths, whether you’re a closet knitter or the next Mary Berry anything is possible. If you’re not the creative type, don’t worry! Putting some fancy ribbon around something and passing it off as your own is definitely acceptable.
4. Aunts & Uncles
As we’re nearing the end of our Christmas gift guide, there is one offering essential to Christmas merriment that we are yet to mention. Alcohol. Find your favourite Aunt or Uncle the perfect beverage to have them asleep on the sofa in no time.
Hopefully you are now full of ideas, but if you’re still struggling student hut has a great range of offers to help you stay out of your overdraft this Christmas. Check out our offers page for some awesome deals!