The gift of giving: a guide to present buying
Caitlin Nagle is giving back with a guide on how to buy presents that people will like and enjoy doing it.
Christmas is the ultimate celebration of the year. Although Christmas is not all about presents, it can be a great time of year to give someone a gift that shows how well you know them. The giving of gifts is an ancient tradition, and one that almost everyone still loves today.
Why not begin your Christmas shopping now?
Why not begin your Christmas shopping now? For those that dread it, you can hit the shops before the busy period sets in when even the sock aisle becomes cramped with people. And for those that love it, well, you probably have already begun.
Christmas shopping on a student budget can be extremely difficult. However, planning out what you are going to buy for each person and sticking to your list is a simple way to stick to a budget. Also, don’t forget the importance of a thoughtful card! Whilst you may want to splurge on jewellery and perfumes for your family, I’m sure they would appreciate a card that you have taken the time to write a thoughtful message in just as much. This way, you can stick to your budget and show your loved ones how well you know them.
Also, don’t forget the importance of a thoughtful card!
There are some student-budget friendly places to gift shop in Exeter. First, LUSH in Princesshay has a variety of bath, hair and skincare products. They currently have gift box sets of £10-£20, perfect for a friend. For Mum and Dad, Boots have a 3 for 2 offers on most of their gift sets.
If you fancied a Christmas shopping trip and exploring Devon, Clarks Village is about an hour’s drive from Exeter. They have many discounted outlet stores including Cadburys, Haribo, Lindt, Paperchase, M&S and The North Face.
Rather than trailing around Boots late at night when really you want to be watching Netflix in bed, you could pick up a few bits here and there.
And for those of you that hate Christmas shopping, leaving it right until Christmas Eve, you can make it more enjoyable for yourself. Rather than trailing around Boots late at night when really you want to be watching Netflix in bed, you could pick up a few bits here and there. If you are going to be visiting the Exeter Christmas Market with friends sometime soon, there are some lovely handmade products and other gifts you could look at and perhaps purchase. Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be something you hate.
So, whilst Christmas shopping on a student budget can feel tricky, there are certainly ways to treat the ones you love without being bored or breaking the bank.