Families can have a whole Christmas for less than £100 by purchasing everything they need from a select list of retailers.
What is the deal exactly?
By following a carefully constructed list of Christmas products (below), you can have yourself a family Christmas dinner, drinks and even a tree for just £99.
Income streaming app Wagestream have provided Moneywise with a fantastically specific list of items that keeps Christmas costs low.
The most expensive item on the list is a £9.99 turkey from Lidl. The next most expensive is a £6 cake from Tesco and a tinsel tree from Wilko at £5.
Tesco tops the list with 11 best-value items. The Works came in with seven. The list includes gifts for two parents and two kids.
See the full list of items below.
|Turkey||Lidl||Braemoor Ready Basted Small British Turkey with Giblets||£9.99||1||£9.99|
|Roast potatoes||Tesco||Tesco Roast Potatoes 800G||£1.00||0.8kg||£1.00|
|Gravy||Tesco||Schwartz Classic Roast Turkey Gravy Mix 25G||£0.90||1||£0.90|
|Mince pies||Tesco||Tesco Mince Pies 6 Pack||£0.87||1||£0.87|
|Bacon||Tesco||Woodside Farms Cooking Bacon 500G||£0.72||0.5kg||£0.72|
|Brussels sprouts||Waitrose||essential Waitrose Brussel sprouts 500g||£0.65||0.5kg||£0.65|
|Carrots||Waitrose||essential Waitrose carrots 0.6kg||£0.42||0.6kg||£0.42|
|Parsnips||Tesco||Parsnips Loose Class 1 0.15kg||£0.18||0.15kg||£0.18|
|Chipolatas||Sainsbury's||Sainsbury's Butcher's Choice Pork Chipolata Sausages x12 340g||£1.40||1||£1.40|
|Christmas pudding||Lidl||Favorina Christmas Pudding||£3.39||1||£3.39|
|Brandy butter||Tesco||Tesco Brandy Butter 200G||£1.74||1||£1.74|
|Christmas cake||Tesco||Tesco Fully Iced Fruit Cake 907G||£6.00||1||£6.00|
|Sherry||Asda||ASDA Fino Sherry||£4.70||1||£4.70|
|Mulled wine||Tesco||Tesco Mulled Wine 75Cl||£3.50||1||£3.50|
|Bucks Fizz||Tesco||Tesco Bucks Fizz 75Cl||£2.00||1||£2.00|
|Bottle of bubbly||Aldi||Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC||£4.99||1||£4.99|
|Christmas crackers||The Works||Kids Mini Christmas Crackers - Pack of 6||£1.00||1||£1.00|
|Table cloth||Wilko||Wilko Silver Wipeable Christmas Tablecloth||£1.50||1||£1.50|
|Party poppers||Tesco||20 Party Poppers||£2.00||1||£2.00|
|Christmas cards||The Works||Festive Friends Christmas Cards - Pack of 20||£2.00||1||£2.00|
|Wrapping paper||The Works||Christmas Gift Wrap - 10M - Assorted||£2.00||1||£2.00|
|Dad's pressie||Boots||Ted Baker Mini Gift||£4.50||1||£4.50|
|Mum's pressie||Boots||Soap & Glory Original Pink Collection Tin (Gifts for Her)||£6.67||1||£6.67|
|Child No1's pressie||The Works||Retro Wood Satchel Skateboard - Assorted||£4.00||1||£4.00|
|Child No2's pressie||The Works||Giant Fairy Shaped Foam Jigsaw Puzzle||£7.00||1||£7.00|
|Wrapping paper||Wilko||Wilko Festive Fiesta Gift Wrap 9 Sheets||£1.00||1||£1.00|
|Advent calendars||Sainsbury's||Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar 90g||£1.50||2||£3.00|
|Stocking||Hobby Craft||Red Felt Christmas Stocking||£1.00||2||£2.00|
|Stocking fillers||The Works||Unicorn Stampers - Pack of 10||£2.00||1||£2.00|
|Christmas tree||Wilko||Wilko Tree Green Tinsel 3ft||£5.00||1||£5.00|
|Xmas baubles||Wilko||Wilko Mini 38 Pack Luxe Sparkle Gold Baubles||£3.00||1||£3.00|
|Xmas tree lights||Aldi||50 Warm White LED Outdoor Lights||£3.99||1||£3.99|
|Tinsel||Wilko||Wilko Gold Christmas Tinsel 2m||£1.00||1||£1.00|
|Box of chocolates||Tesco||Quality Street tub 650g||£3.50||1||£3.50|
|Board game||The Works||Christmas bingo game||£2.00||1||£2.00|
Wagestream is a wage management app that lets workers drawdown income early for a £1.75 fee and is touted as a way to avoid payday loan companies. The firm charges no interest and it is not a loan per se.
Why should I care?
Christmas is the most wonderful, but most expensive, time of the year. It is a time for celebration and family, but should not be a time for breaking the bank.
Savvy planning of your Christmas shopping can make an enormous difference to your new year’s wallet.
What’s the catch?
You’ll have to do a lot of moving around to different shops to get all the items. Not every town will have all the shops on the list unfortunately, so you might have to substitute with other products that won’t always be as cheap.
What other options do I have?
You can try building your own savvy list by doing research online and buying the best value. See it as a challenge to be met rather than a drain on your bank balance. Remember, Christmas is about friends, family and coming together – don’t make it about who can buy the most expensive gifts and the biggest turkeys because your wallet won’t thank you.
Where can I find out more?
The supermarkets and shops listed will all have online listings available to check the prices and locations for the best value shopping.
This is such a fantastic…
This is such a fantastic article and good idea for a feature each year as this would save some families a lot of money without taking the fun out of the festive season.