Got a tiny budget but a big list of people still to buy for? It’ may be too late to order online, but if you’re hitting the streets to do your Christmas shopping, you’d be surprised how many lovely gifts you can get for under a fiver these days. Yep, just £5. Don’t believe me? Here’s my list of last-minute, under-£5 shopping suggestions (all available on the high street)… Above, top of…

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One of the MANY things I love about this time of year is laying the Christmas table. Growing up, I’d spend ages folding festive paper napkins into pretty shapes and throwing table confetti around like a crazy person. So, I’m very excited to have been asked to help launch and co-judge a new nationwide bloggers’ competition with Marks & Spencer in which you can win £200 of M&S goodies (or one of…

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I watched a TV programme the other day that said the average person will spend nearly £900 preparing for Christmas this year. Yikes. I don’t think I spend quite that much, but like most people, I know I could definitely do with tightening my financial belt in a little. But while £900 is a bit excessive, is it possible to buy everything you need to prepare for Christmas for just £20? That’s…

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Every year on this blog, I promise to help readers find Christmas presents for people who are tricky to buy for. If you have a gift-giving conundrum, please drop me a line at thetreasurehunteruk@gmail.com with the details of who you’re thinking of, and anything interesting about them such as hobbies, likes/dislikes etc. I’ll then hunt out some present ideas and post them up here! This December, the first request comes from Helen,…

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Do you have a small room or flat you want to spruce up? Got a little space but big ideas? Then buy a copy of this month’s Glamour magazine (January issue – Rihanna on the cover). It’s got a really useful three-page feature full of tips about how to make the most of your home, no matter how tiny. Of course, I’m a bit biased, as I wrote it (!), but still……

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