[Ad] With the cost of living on everyone’s minds, how to celebrate Christmas this year and still have a wonderful celebration is something most of us are concerned about. Whilst it could feel like Christmas may need to become an afterthought this year, it doesn’t need to be. The joy of gift-giving at Christmas can certainly continue, it simply requires us to be smarter with spending our money. Luckily, Boots have plenty of amazing gift options this festive season, meaning you can still spoil your loved ones without breaking the bank. 

The beauty of the range of gift options at Boots is that there is such a wide range of price points. Whether you want to spend £10 or £100, there is everything from stocking fillers to big gifts in a variety of tastes and niches. All this means you really can be thrifty this Christmas!

How gift giving has changed?

Once upon a time, I’d only ever build my Christmas gift selections myself, carefully putting these personal gifts together, but I’d always end up spending so much time and money trying to craft something. That isn’t an option this year as we’re going to be travelling for much of December. After a while, I realised gift sets were both easy and cost-effective as a present option, plus nowadays the packaging looks stylish and the products are of a super high standard, especially at Boots. 

So how can you be that little bit more thrifty this Christmas with your gift giving? The main thing is being organised and not to leave everything to the last minute.

Setting a budget

It is so easy to get carried away with gift-giving, you keep piling up what you’re buying someone and it can get expensive. Before you even begin hunting for gifts, set a realistic budget for each loved one. That way you can stick to it and not overspend.

Spread your spending!

Boots have already launched all their wonderful gift options online, meaning you could do all your shopping right now! Or do some now, and some later. This will allow you to budget over three months, ultimately you won’t have one big cost, it’ll be spread out.

What should I really give?

One of my biggest tips is to get a notepad and make a list of the people you’re buying for, then add three things they love next to their names. This will help you separate gift-giving into categories.

Christmas Gifts for her – Check out the selection of home decor as well as No7 beauty. I found lots of beautiful house-related gifts.

Stocking Fillers – For those token gifts these are great. Your friend’s children, or a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Everything from kids’ toys to candles and cosy socks!

Christmas Gifts for him – Take a look at male grooming kits and travel accessories. There’s a wide range of gifts for the person who seems to have it all.

Advent Calendars – Me and my Mum have a tradition of pre-Christmas gifts, and this year this is something I’d love to get for her. The perfect way to get into the Christmas Spirit!

Secret Santa gifts -I used to struggle with this BIG time when I worked in an office, but some excellent present choices won’t cost the earth, Secret Santa gifts have their own section!

Boots Christmas Gift options

It can be really easy to go for the generic gift option, but there are a lot of choices out there, in fact, there are hundreds of gift options with Boots!

Start shopping now – don’t wait until Christmas!

By leaving all your shopping to December, two things can happen. The first is you can suddenly find you’re spending so much at one of the most social times of the year, meaning budgets can go out the window and overspending can happen. There’s a party to attend, after all!

The second is you might miss out on great gifts! They could sell out by the time you get to do your shopping, so by starting early you can spread costs and get the best gift options!

So my top tip is, as long as you sketch out your Christmas plans and know who you’re buying for, you don’t need to spend too much. With these gifts I got from Boots, I’ve basically got everyone’s presents and they came in at £100! However, some were more expensive than others, but they are special presents. Had I not picked out those ‘big’ gifts, £100 would have gone even further. So when I say you can be thrifty this Christmas, you really can, especially when you shop for Christmas gifts at Boots!

*AD. This post is in conjunction with Boots UK but all thoughts are my own