Christmas is not just about presents, but it can become a big burden when it comes to money. On a student budget, it can be hard to buy gifts for everyone in your life. The ultimate solution to budget gifts is the £2 challenge. Set yourself a budget of £2 per person and get making, baking and sticky-taping! Here are my 4 favourite DIY Christmas gifts, which can all be made on a £2 budget.
Secret Santa – the best way to give Christmas presents to your friends without breaking the bank! Sometimes it is so tricky working out what to get people for Secret Santa. Maybe you’re on a low-budget or you don’t know them all that well! Whatever the reason, there are loads of different options for Secret Santa gifts. Here are a few ideas for low-cost, hassle-free Secret Santa ideas.
The festive period is my absolute favourite time of year. Pretty lights, great food, upbeat songs – I love it all! But I’m well aware the build-up to Christmas can be difficult. When you’re in new surroundings, without your loved ones and usual traditions. Celebrating Christmas on campus with your friends is a great way to make the most of the season, but how can you start feeling festive? Here are a few of my favourite ways to get into the Christmas spirit at university.
Ah, the annual Christmas Dinner! Long gone are the days of having it cooked for you whilst you sit on the sofa all cosy watching a Christmas movie. Well, not really. You just get to have an extra dinner with your housemates before you go home for the holidays! December can be an expensive month, so here are my tips on shopping for Christmas food on a student budget.
As a small child I would excitedly run up to my parents with my latest invention and wait in anticipation as they studied it (most of the time probably trying to work out what on earth it was suppose to be). In my eyes, making things was a release of imagination and it was even better when I could give it to someone as a gift.
The festive season is upon us! Time to relax, unwind and enjoy hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. If you still have assignments and revision to do over the winter period then be sure to make regular breaks (for tea and sweet treats!) and still enjoy your time off.
Christmas break is here finally and I’m…well, not here. I’m back home to lovely Romania, spending my first week between doctors’ appointments (mom’s order) and catching up with family and friends. But don’t go thinking that’s everything I’ll be doing…not even close.
One thing I have always looked forward to in all three years of my course has been going home for Christmas. By December, I am always well and truly ready to go back to my family home in Gloucestershire, to enjoy the festivities and catch up with relatives! Here are my top 5 reasons to go home for Christmas…