We know a few people will be looking around for last minute presents before the big day. A little luxury can be a good idea, so buy them something they would like but wouldn’t normally buy. I bought luxury chocolates in Aldi yesterday. I won’t say who they were for! They make a good last minute present and you don’t have to buy a huge box. The same applies to a quality scotch whisky or an unusual but quality ale.
It’s that time of year again when we try to keep Christmas within some kind of budget so we can afford our bills after Christmas. We buy presents that only last 5 minutes like horrible Christmas jumpers. We also buy food that gets thrown away. I’ll be looking for good value in the run up to Christmas and because I have been thrifty and frugal all year I can afford a few luxuries at Christmas!
If you are thrifty, then you can save money and at times enjoy the odd luxury, even champagne for a celebration. However, buying champagne needs a little knowledge, you need to still be able to distinguish a good champagne from a cheap champagne. It pays to learn a little about the goods you’re buying and how they are made. For a celebration, I wouldn’t choose a very dry champagne, for example, because it probably wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste. In fact, to save money, I would probably serve champagne cocktails.
We all like a little luxury, a nice meal or fashionable clothes. When we go to a posh restaurant, what is it we are actually paying for? We pay not just for food but for an experience. We can create our own ‘experience’ for a lot less. (more…)
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