The Challenges of Christmas Holiday Spending

Given the financial struggles many are currently facing, how is everyone dealing with the challenges of holiday spending? And how can you save money on Christmas shopping to combat this?

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The Christmas holidays are a time for celebrating, during which family and friends all come together. However, the growing societal pressure to buy gifts and overspend can make it a stressful season for many.

While some try to spread their shopping over a longer period, carefully budgeting, recent economic circumstances have made this upcoming Christmas a hard one for Brits across the country. 

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November 2022£1,044,821.91
December 2022£737,958.61
Sarah-Jane Outten

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