Christmas time is possibly one of the most expensive times of the year. However, as everyone gets caught up in the hype of present buying and making plans, we often forget that it is a great time to reflect on what’s important to us.
When it comes to gifts, we’ve all heard the saying “it’s the thought that counts,” yet we still feel the pressure to select the perfect gift, especially when the person we are buying for is someone that we really value.
We challenge you to reflect on whether it’s the thought, the gift or if it’s actually the connection that you have with your favourite people that really counts.
Your time is often more meaningful and valued than any gift money could buy. True connection is so rare and much needed, in our world that is increasingly dominated by social media.
Our budgeting experts provided us with some budget friendly gifts this Christmas:
- Suggest to friends that as a group you only do gifts on birthdays.
- Catch up over a coffee or a walk in the park in the lead up to Christmas and take the time to talk without technology distractions
- Instead of a gift, consider spending a few hours gardening with a relative, taking them out for a coffee or helping them run some errands.
Your budget is just one small component of your financial plan and should be reviewed regularly. Make an appointment with our team of Adelaide financial advisors and budget experts today.
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