I'm a savvy shopper & buy my Christmas presents from charity shops – I've got some absolute bargains for just 50p | The Sun

WHEN it comes to Christmas, we're all guilty of splashing out on lavish gifts for our loved ones.

But with the cost-of-living crisis causing bills to soar, it's likely that spending habits this festive period will be different.


Luckily, one woman named Francesca, who posts under the acronym @francescacharityshop, took to TikTok to prove you haven't got to spend a small fortune to get some incredible gifts.

In the video, she begins: "If my brother and sister-in-law are watching, stop right now, because these are Christmas gifts I've got for my niece.

"I've spent £2.50 – they're all brand new, in packaging and still sealed."

She then goes on to explain that the first thing she got her was a 'make your own cushion' set which cost her just 50p.

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Keeping prices low, she continues: "The second thing I got her was this Barbie tie-dye kit.

"That was 50p, still packaged."

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Finally, Francesca concludes: "Then I got her this tie dye set – like make your own tie dye bag.

"I was actually thinking about keeping it for myself but I'm sure my nine-year-old niece would benefit from it more than me – and that was £1.50."

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She captioned the post: "Let's save our money together!"

The post has since racked up over 50,000 views and been flooded with comments online.

"Nice one!" enthused one.

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A second praised: "They're gorgeous!"

However, another added: "The charity shops by me want £20 for a £5 primary t-shirt."


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