Overspending at Christmas is always hard to resist as the shops are crammed with temptation and marketing messages are blasted out as relentlessly as Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody. While many of us want to exchange thoughtful gifts with family, friends and colleagues, none of us wants to break the bank.
But never fear, for we are here with affordable festive frockery, vintage, retro and recycled stocking fillers and quirky secret Santa ideas that don’t cost the earth but are sure to please. What's more, early bird Frockery shoppers will have 10% deducted from their purchases when they enter the code xmas-10 at the checkout (offer valid until 30 November).
Rather than hit the high street, why not browse for bargains online to avoid the cold, the crowds, the consumerism and the credit card meltdown? There are many independent online traders selling hand made, vintage and recycled items, but naturally we have some suggestions from our own shop for those who prefer personalised presents to mass produced predictability.
We especially like this retro tea towel and these 60s table napkins . Old fashioned pinnies are always popular, as are scarves, bags, jewellery, hats and gloves. Here are a few more ideas.
Of course, dedicated fashionistas will still find plenty of affordable party wear for the upcoming festive season with sequins, beads and glitz aplenty in our catalogue.
By shopping vintage, retro, handmade and recycled, you can not only congratulate yourself on saving money but also on reducing unnecessary style miles!