Planning ahead will have you smiling serenely through the festivities but you’ve got to know where to start. Here’s our ultimate guide to ensure Christmas cheer…
For nearly half of households, the cost of food and drink at Christmas adds between £100 and £300 to the usual monthly groceries bill – that’s if you do it all in one go. So it makes sense to shop as you go along rather than one big shop with tired kids in tow. “Remember that you’re not stocking up for a siege,” says Diana. “Decide on a menu now and order online in plenty of time, way before the last delivery date too.”
Buy your tinned and non-perishable bits now (checking the use-by dates) and visit your local butcher (or farm) to order your turkey so you know it’s coming, and you only have to pick it up in December.
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