Christmas on a Budget

Christmas is quickly approaching, and as it is the most expensive time of year it can be nerve-wracking for student to content with. However, there are ways to make the most out of your budget and battle those winter blues, so here are 5 ways to celebrate Christmas on a student budget: 


Liverpool Christmas Markets 

Liverpool’s Christmas markets are back for the 2023 festival season and are back and better than ever. The multitude of stalls include, food, drinks, great ideas for Christmas presents and much, much more. Head down to the site, outside St George’s Hall from Saturday 18th November to Sunday 24th December, to either walk around the market for free experiencing the Christmas vibe the market provides, go shop for unique Christmas presents or taste the delicious foods, this is an event that can be tailored to any budget. 


Liverpool One Free Festivities  

On Friday 17th November, Liverpool One will be filled with Christmas spirit, from dancing elves and performers to light up installations, there is something for everyone to enjoy. From 4-8pm choirs, aerial performers and panto performers will fill the streets across the Liverpool One complex and offer free performances so head down for a free and be immersed into the Christmas energy. 


Aldi Christmas dupes. 

Whether it is present shopping or gathering ingredients for your student house Christmas dinner, Aldi is the way to save your pennies this winter. They have released dupes for expensive chocolates with their chocolate seashells being an exact dupe for Guylian seashells, and costing you half the price. While their impressive selection of Christmas showstopping deserts will only set you back around £5, a lot less than similar products from other supermarkets.  


Keep an eye out for dupes.   

Dupes are a version of a product made by another brand, often for a cheaper price that gives the same or very similar results. One of this year’s most popular scents, the Sol De Janeiro 62 scent, has a dupe that will have you saving big. The So...? Unique Truffle Cream Body Mist is £5.99 from boots and will have you smelling good whilst your bank account is happy. These deals help you to save money this Christmas while treating the people you love.  


Making use of your Student Discount  

One of the biggest perks that comes with being a student is the discount and deals available to you. So, before you buy this Christmas season, make sure to check out Student Beans, UniDays and ask in store for what deals may be available. For example, Harvey Nichols have 15% off for students and JD Sports has 10% off. These savings add up over time and can be ease the financial stress of Christmas.