Cheap Gift Ideas For Any Occasion
With Christmas just days away you might have noticed your monthly costs have crept up so we’ve been looking at ways to feed the family on a budget this Christmas. Whether you’re catering for an entire extended family, or you’re contributing a dish to a party, there’s plenty of delicious meals and treats you can prepare within a budget that suits your family.
We’ve pulled together five recipes for some of the most popular Christmas foods – all of which can be created for under $5 a serve. In most recipes we’ve taken into account ingredients you might already have in your cupboard – so the cost per serve might even be less for some recipes!
Cost: 37c per chocolate ball
Great to give as gifts! The recipe will make around 50 balls. By bagging up 10 balls per gift that will cost you less than $3.75 per gift!
Cost: $3.20 per serve
At $3.20 a serve this punch will be sure to get your family and friends jolly over the festive season. This recipe is alcohol-free so is friendly for all ages!
Source: Australian Good Taste
Cost: $4.20 per serve
Christmas ham is a tradition for many families – whether you eat it warm or cold it is definitely one of the stars of the show for people. At $4.20 per serve this is a great meat to serve and can be eaten over the days following Christmas. Ham and eggs anyone?
Source: Super Food Ideas
Cost: $1.90 per serve
Under $2 a serve this fresh and light salad is a great accompaniment to an Australian Christmas lunch or dinner. Mix it up by using a different dressing to suit the rest of your menu and you’ll be onto a winner with those looking for a bit of greenery on the Christmas table.
Cost: $2.21 per serve
Who doesn’t get a smile on their face looking at a gingerbread man? This delicious gingerbread spin on a summer classic will have your guests wanting more! With some ingredients already in the cupboard you might even get this dessert for under the $2.21 per serve we calculated.
Source: Coles Magazine
Looking for ways to take the financial stress out of Christmas? Heritage Bank’s Christmas Club savings account encourages you to save a regular amount of money over the year which can be taken out at one of the most expensive times of the year!