This time of year is full of fun, festive activities – but when you are struggling financially, sometimes it seems impossible to join in with the Christmas fun.
Something as simple as attending a Christmas market can come at a great cost. However, if you spend wisely you can still get into the festive spirit on a budget.
Here is how to spend under £30 in the Liverpool Christmas Market and still have a good time:
First of all, we have to start with the most appropriate drink for the festive season, a mulled wine. This warm, comforting drink is £6, with seating areas all over the market to sit and enjoy your cosy drink.
With a variety of food stalls this year, it is a hard choice choosing which one to buy from. The classic Yorkshire pudding wrap starts from £7 with your meat of choice and all the trimmings. Although the queues for this festive delicacy may be long, it is sure worth the wait.
For those with a sweet tooth, the pick ‘n’ mix stall is perfect. After choosing your sweets you want, the bag gets weighed and that determines the price. An average bag costs £8 with it being £2 per 2.89 grams.
For those struggling to buy Christmas gifts for loved ones, the market has you covered. With the many more winter months approaching, a new coffee mug is the perfect gift.
A music memorabilia stall has mugs with characterised images of famous bands , such as Queen and Black Sabbath, on them. These are £7.50 each.
This takes you up to a total of £28.50 spent overall.
Being on a budget does not mean you can’t enjoy the events that the festive season brings. The Liverpool Christmas Market is on until December 24, so head down there before it finishes.
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