Whilst you may not necessarily be wishing to splurge this Christmas (those Molton Brown crackers are the stuff of fantasies), you may not be too fussed when it comes to being savvy. It’s Christmas, after all! Maybe you’re just looking to be clever; to provide an enjoyable and perhaps even an extravagant meal for your close relatives, without any overly extravagant prices.
For the sensible shoppers amongst us, we’ve compiled some WeFiFo suggestions that will balance your desire for luxury with your reluctance to spend too much.
- Waitrose Christmas gold/silver crackers £10.00
- Sainsbury’s British Pigs in Blankets £3.00
- Tesco’s whole bronze medium turkey £26.96
- Sainsbury’s SO organic parsnips £1.70
- Sainsbury’s SO organic carrots £1.50
- Sainsbury’s Brussels sprouts £1.45
- Sainsbury’s Maris Piper potatoes £2.00
- Tesco’s Finest Wild Sage and Buttered Onion Stuffing £2.50
- Mince pies Waitrose 12 all-butter mince pies £3.50
- Waitrose richly fruited Christmas pudding £8.50
- Waitrose Chateau Les Clauzots Graves White £13.49
- Waitrose Brut Special Reserve Vintage £19.99
- Esprit de Puisseguin, Puisseguin Saint-Émilion £7.99
So, for a sensible Christmas which still contains all the festive trimmings, you could be looking to spend £102.58– which, divided by your six guests, works out at about £17.10 per person. Maybe your guests could make some small contribution (perhaps in the form of some sort of festive treat) to tide you over, reducing your costs even further!
You’ll be able to crack open a delicious bottle of champagne in the knowledge that you’ve left your friends and family feeling spoilt rotten (without the ensuing guilt when viewing your bank balance.)