Save on next year's Christmas shopping with tips on how to find great bargains

JANUARY always feels like a time to watch your wallet.

According to GoCompare Money, UK households spend a whopping £719 over the festive season — so it’s no wonder we’re feeling the pinch.

But, by snapping up a few bargains now, you could save yourself loads next December. Here are my tips for finding brilliant Christmas bargains in the sales.

Under wraps: I always keep leftover wrapping paper — it comes in handy for the following year’s stocking fillers. Plus, it’s a great reminder of my favourite rolls and where to buy from next year. But I also stock up on a couple of 13p ones from Poundland. I do the same with cards. Head to Matalan and pick up a 20-pack for £1.25, previously £2.50.

SAVE: £1.25 on cards

Thrifty gifting: Boots has dozens of half-price gift sets. I love the Fenty Beauty Rosé Cheeks, £24, down from £48. There are plenty of discounts on men’s grooming sets too. It’s also a good idea to check out toy sales for kids — Argos currently has a great clearance section with huge discounts. I spotted an Air Hogs Thunder Trax radio-controlled truck for just a tenner, usually £50.

SAVE: £40 on toy

Deck the halls: If you fancy adding a few new additions to your arsenal of Crimbo decs, now is the time. Sales are full of festive trinkets, perfect for saving for next year. I’m loving the selection at You can get a set of two pink gin baubles for £9.99, down from £12.99.

SAVE: £3

Fir next year: Tree on its last legs? Argos has a 5ft option for £4.50, previously £15. Or if you want to go large, the retailer’s 6ft options are discounted to £7.50, usually £25. I also love the look of the white Lapland tree, down from £18 to just £5.

SAVE: £17.50 on a 6ft tree

Cracking stuff: Tick stocking up on 2021’s crackers off your list. For something a bit different, head to M&S where you can nab a pack of 12 Stuff The Turkey recyclable family Christmas crackers and game for just £7.50, down from £15. Or buy two and store one for the next Xmas.

SAVE: £7.50

  • PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

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SNUGGLE up in some fresh bedding. The Silentnight polka dot double duvet set is half-price at, down from £24 to £12.

SAVE: £12

Cheap treat

SNACK on a Greggs Veggie bake, usually 2 for £2, now just £1 at Iceland.

SAVE: £1

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INSTEAD of paying £6 for a 400g tub of Sudocrem at Sainsbury’s, you can grab it at Asda for just £5.

SAVE: £1

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BAG a bargain in The Perfume Shop big sale that runs until January 10.

Save almost £50 on Calvin Klein Eternity Moment (100ml), £24.99, down from £73.

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A JAR of Branston Pickle (720g) is on offer for £2, down from £2.50 at Asda. The perfect partner for that leftover Christmas cheese.

SAVE: 50p

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