2) Give the gift of an experience
Stuck for present ideas? Well recently, instead of filling my relatives’ houses with yet more stuff, I’ve opted for buying experiences.
is a great option with its huge and varied selection of experience ideas. They have over x 4500 different options for everyone from your toddler to Great Grandma. I particularly like their gifts for families. With everything from family days out to theme parks and cookery lessons, even the grumpiest eleven-year-old boy won’t be bored.
An experience is such a wonderful gift for a family, because not only do they get to have fun, but you’re also giving them the gift of time together. And after all, that is what Christmas is all about.
So, this does require a little effort, but I promise you it’s worth it. Take a leaf out of The Good Life’s Tom and Barbara’s book and make your own crackers.
8) Make your own crackers
Save toilet rolls and fill them with newspaper hats, a small gift and some terrible jokes. They might not snap when you pull them, but that doesn’t really matter.
One year we did underwear crackers. I loved seeing everyone’s faces when they got a new pair of knickers with their Christmas meal. While you’re at it, why not
make your own Christmas wreath
or Christmas jumper?