6 Ways to Shop for Christmas Without Going Broke

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love how everywhere I turn is filled with the Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving and sharing love. The kids are so excited for Christmas already and I’ve been making plans for the gifts I will give my friends and family.


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Recently I came across comments of people who expressed their concerns about how much they have to spend on Christmas gifts. Of course, everyone wants to make sure that they do their own bit and show their love with a beautiful and thoughtful gift but feel that the ideal gift is way beyond their budget.

This inspired me to share 6 ways you can shop for Christmas without going broke this year.


Buy your Christmas gifts early

Most people postpone their Christmas shopping to a week before Christmas when millions shoppers rush for Christmas gifts. That’s the time when such items are expensive. If you’re shopping for Christmas on a budget, then the wisest thing to do is to shop before the heat of the Christmas season. That’s the time items will be relatively cheaper. Plus you have more time to shop around.


Be on the lookout for discounts

Christmas is the time when retailers are in fierce competition with each other. That’s why there are a lot of amazing deals and discounts. Take time off to walk around the malls and keep on a lookout for those Christmas deals. There are also awesome items that make great gifts on Amazon at really attractive prices.


DIY your Christmas gifts

Who wouldn’t like to receive a thoughtful Christmas gift? There’s nothing as thoughtful as putting in effort to create an awesome gift for your loved one. Such gifts are timeless and always very special and within budget. All you need to do is get some arts and craft materials and make something straight from your heart. There are a lot of DIY Christmas gift ideas in Pinterest and they are really stunning.


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Bake your Christmas gifts

I don’t know about you, but food and goodies seems to taste the best during Christmas. The Christmas season adds a whole new different flavour to anything you cook or bake. Why not turn that into a Christmas gift?

Package a couple of your homemade Christmas cookies or Christmas cupcakes and put a lovely little bow. Such a gift is budget friendly, extremely yummy and unforgettable.


Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

These are 2 of the most popular times during the year with the best deals you can ever dream of. Black Friday is the last Friday of November and Cyber Monday is the Monday that follows. Those are the times when shops both virtual and physical sell items at extremely cheap prices. But you need to shop fast during those times because there are millions of other shoppers rushing for those items too.


Recycle gifts

This may seem a little strange but you can find really awesome gifts when you look around your house for things you don’t need and jazz them up a bit. Do you have something you’re no longer using but would make a great gift for someone else? Or a stuffed toy that your kids no longer play with? Just give it a good wash or refurbish and that item will look good as new.


Have you started your Christmas shopping? How is that going?


Personalised Christmas Gift Ideas

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. The Christmas lights have been switched on in most shopping malls around us, so the holiday season is on. With Halloween and Bonfire out of the way, I am in the Christmas mood. I have come across a few Christmas gift guides both online and offline. But I don’t see a lot of personalised Christmas gift ideas, so I thought to write one.

I will be posting a few Christmas gift guide sort of posts in the next few weeks. So if you are in need of some gift ideas, I have got you covered.

If you are in need of some unique/personalised Christmas gifts, then you need to check out the Personally Presented website for some amazing gift ideas. The Christmas category on the website is filled up with so many gift ideas, from 1st Christmas Gifts, to stocking fillers, to Secret Santa Gifts. I grabbed some stunning  personalised Naughty And Nice Pyjamas for the kiddies from the website, and I can’t wait to give it to them. They have their nicknames on the pyjamas, and I am sure they would love them.

Here a few others items you can personalise on the website.



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There are a lot more amazing gift ideas on Personally Presented. So go have a look and see what catches your fancy. There are 1000s of  personalised gifts for you to choose from. You can use this promo code – stylepolice10, and get 10% off. This code is valid until 10th December. So get in there and make the most of the promo!

Have you started your Christmas shopping? How are you finding it?


*Collaborative post.



Happy Holidays

Happy holidays guys. I hope you all had a merry Christmas. I did. Christmas was fun and I am still in the holiday mode. This Christmas was definitely one of the best I have ever had in my almost 30 years on earth. It was incredible and I am still having a swell time.



I am writing this post overlooking this amazing view from my sea view room on Jumeirah Beach. It is the most beautiful view I have seen in a very long time, and I am soaking it all in; making the most of it. I am having an amazing holiday as you can imagine. This is my second time visiting Dubai, and it is even more beautiful now than when I visited almost 5 years ago. It is like paradise on earth. If you have ever been to Dubai, you would know exactly what I mean. To think all of these did not exist a few years ago is unbelievable. I am yet to see any other country as beautiful as Dubai.


Apart from the beauty of Dubai, there is so much to do here that there is never a dull moment. I am yet to see any other country which as much to do as Dubai, well things I am interested in anyways. The kids are having so much fun, it feels so good to give them an amazing Christmas. And the Christmas vibe here is surprisingly cool.



You can catch up on my holiday snaps on Instagram. I am updating that on the go, and will be sharing on Twitter as well so look out for my tweets. I will be back to posting as normal on Fashion and Style Police in the new year so don’t miss me too much. I have juicy content lined up so I promise it would be worth the wait.

Wishing you all a very happy new year. Enjoy the holidays. See you in 2017 xo

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