Save Money, Food and Time this Christmas with these tips!

Let's face it, Christmas can really break the bank and the holidays can end up being more tiring than the rest of the year (hands up who has gotten a bit too 'jolly' before?)! What, with lunches galore, presents for all and plenty of cooking to boot, it can really hurt your wallet, and your sanity!### Decorations

Make your own Christmas decorations - they’re easy and can be made with the family. ### Presents

  • Hit the discount stores - wrapping, ribbons, trinkets, bonbons > Hot Dollar is your friend!
  • DIY your presents - how about these delicious vodka infusion recipes. Simple and DELISH

timthumb- Choose a theme of gifts for your family and friends - personalised robes, chic kitchen things or wine.

For example, amazing kitchen utensils like this adorable Salt & Papper utensil holder - perfect for your recipe card or iPad to follow along with your Marley Spoon recipes :) spWine is also another sure fire bet. By joining Naked Wines you buy wine from local winemakers to support small business - and you can even buy a mixed case and they’ll take care of the rest! ### Leftovers

All that Christmas feasting means you're bound to have leftovers. Beyond the tried and tested Boxing Day ham sandwiches, here is how to turn your (insert family member)'s famous potato bake into a week of meals! potato-bake### Christmas Waste

Figures released by Planet Ark recently show that Australian households throw out about $5.2 billion of food every year and that last Christmas we spent around $913 million on extra food. This Christmas, you can order with Marley Spoon to manage your portions and relieve some of the stress of shopping. We've got 16 recipes that will suit all types of celebrations, and you can order several servings for larger groups. Click here to check out the menu (select 19/12) and here for $35 off your first box! au_christmas_graphic_640_427-1