Affordable Christmas Ideas. Four Festive Ideas for Women on a Budget

Affordable ways to celebrate Christmas 2023

Affordable Christmas Magic: 4 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Joyous Holiday

Let’s face it, Christmas can be expensive. But who says you can’t have a festive and memorable holiday without breaking the bank? We’ve gathered four budget-friendly ideas that will help you celebrate Christmas in style, regardless of your spending limits.

Don’t let money get in the way of celebrating the most festive time of the year. We have curated a list of 4 great ways you can celebrate an affordable Christmas dinner with family and friends, and you don’t have spend a lot of money to pull any of these off.

Carols & Cookies:

Gather your closest friends and family for a night of baking and singing. No need for fancy setups – just put on your favorite Christmas playlist and dive into the kitchen.

Whip up batches of gingerbread cookies, decorate your masterpiece with icing, or bake a delicious Christmas cake.

Enjoy the sweet aromas, share stories, and sing along to carols for a truly heartwarming experience.


No plans on Christmas Eve? Gather your fellow Grinches and transform your home into a green, festive haven. Deck the halls with playful green decorations, mix up some festive cocktails, and whip up a delectable cheese platter.

Then, snuggle up and watch your favorite “Grinch” movies for a night of laughter and holiday cheer.Grab some mates who have nothing to do for Christmas Eve (or any night leading up to Christmas), decorate the house with green decorations, pour some festive cocktails, make a cheese platter, and then cosy up and watch the Grinch Christmas movies and have a night of bliss laughing.

If Grin chimes isn’t your thing, you can always pick another theme instead and roll with that. Just don’t forget the cheese and wine – which is a must.

Christmas & Cocktails:

This is a great activity to have at your family Christmas function, or before Christmas with your besties. A Christmas themed Cocktail competition.

Play Christmas movies in the background, and set up a table with all the ingredients needed for cocktails. Make sure someone is the judge. Then everyone has to make the same cocktail and the best get rated on a score card. Create fun prizes or gift cards for the winners of each cocktail.

Mistletoe & Marathons:

Living abroad or spending Christmas alone with your partner? Treat yourselves to a quiet and romantic Christmas Eve. Prepare a delicious dinner, bake some yummy treats, and stock up on your favorite movies and board games. Get cozy by the fireplace, exchange gifts, and enjoy the warmth and intimacy of a special Christmas Eve together.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, remember that Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and creating lasting memories. These affordable ideas prove that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a truly magical holiday season. So put on your best Christmas spirit, embrace the joy of the holidays, and let the festive cheer begin!

Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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