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While I love going to a festive event at this time of year, there’s not much better than snuggling up at home, in the warm. With some help from Very.co.uk, I’ve put together some budget-friendly cosy night-in ideas!
Watch a Christmas film
Usually, from the beginning of November, there are loads of Christmas films on TV. You don’t need to have Sky or streaming services to get these either, as there are usually something showing on Channel 5 most days! If you have a way to record the films, you can save up any you like the look of for your night in.
Put your feet up (with slippers on, of course), grab some popcorn and get lost in the magic of Christmas.
Have a games night
Sometimes, you might want to have friends and family over for a games night but don’t want to get dressed up. Choosing a loungewear set to wear instead means that not only do you get to be super comfortable for the entire evening, but you’ll look great at the same time.
Most families will already have some board games but buying a new one isn’t too costly. Think carefully before you pick and make sure you get something that can be played over and over again. For Harry Potter fans, themed Scrabble is a great idea and the game will be different every time you play.
Snuggle up with a good book
Something I love to do is to get my pyjamas on, wrap myself up nice and warm in a big, fluffy dressing gown and snuggle up with a good book. The great thing about books is they don’t have to cost a lot of money. Charity shops often have great deals on second-hand books or you could download some Kindle books when they’re on offer at 99p each!
Wrap the Christmas presents
I’m one of those people who actually loves wrapping Christmas presents. I find it really relaxing, especially if you can spread out and take your time with it. If you have children then an evening is probably the safest time for you to get the wrapping done, so there is no peeping and no secrets spoiled. Arm yourself with a nice drink, some snacks and as much tape as you could possibly need and you’ll have it done in no time.
DIY spa day
As nice as spa days are, they’re quite expensive and not always very practical when you have a lot going on. It could be a nice idea, maybe once the kids are in bed, to have some peace and quiet downstairs and treat yourself to a DIY spa day, or spa night, at home.
This is a great time to pop on a face mask and put your feet up with some relaxing music. You might want to spend the time giving yourself a manicure instead. There are lots of easy ways to pamper yourself at home and you might even have some of the things you’ll need in the bathroom already!