#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: When to buy presents

Christmas presents

This entry for our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series may have come a little too late if you’ve already sorted this out! It’s about when and how to buy presents and stay within your budget.

This hack from Cheryl Ferris-Stewart, Project Worker for the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, talks about how she spaces out buying Christmas presents over the few months leading up to December in a way that’s wallet- and time-friendly:

“When you start to buy your presents, the earlier the better. I start around October and each time I’m paid up until Christmas, I buy around eight presents every month.

“Come Christmas, I’m not in debt as I spread out the spending instead of doing all in one go.”

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