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Before you shell out on gifts ask:

Should you be buying 'em at all?
Whether skint or flush, use the Money Mantras to help you stop spending.

Don't get caught up in the retail festival
Shops want you to spend – yet gifts needn't be pricey to mean something.

Giving gifts creates an obligation
If others can't afford to reciprocate, your generosity may hurt, not help.

It mis-prioritises our finances
Break the obligatory-gift-swapping chain with a No Unnecessary Presents Pact.

Kids aren't born retail snobs
They learn it from us, so think about what you're teaching 'em.

Unnecessary gifts harm your wallet
If they end up in landfills, they'll harm the environment too.

See Martin's Is it time to ban Xmas presents blog for more.

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Forum Deals Feed.

The Forum Deals Feed is a dashboard that pulls in the most highly-rated offers from our Grabbit, Freebies, Shopping and Groceries boards and more. This is user-generated, so unlike usual MSE deals, isn't checked & validated.

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