But, we thought it would be interesting to see how difficult it would be to leave the Lincoln Christmas Market with only spending around ten dollars.
We went today (December 4th) to see what we could pick up.
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First, we definitely went to the top of the Christmas market – Saturday lunchtime.
This made it harder to read the prices, but also faster to decide which stalls to go to as we wanted to use our tenner to find items for £ 3 or less.
While this severely limited our choices, we were able to find some nifty and reasonably priced stocking fillers that wouldn’t break the bank.
The first item we chose were sweet and quirky Russian doll earrings, from a booth in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.
The earrings were priced at a very reasonable £ 3, with key chains and fridge magnets around the same price.
They would make a colorful and exciting gift which was a good price considering they all looked unique and handmade.
Second, we were surprised to see that a single pack of marshmallows from The Naked Marshmallow Co, which are gourmet luxury marshmallows, cost just £ 3.50.
Good deal. For a stall at a Christmas market and an established brand, we thought they could have charged them a lot more.
The flavor we got (which was the cheapest as we had our head thrifty, while another woman next to me told the cashier not to tell her the price was because she preferred not to know) was vegan vanilla.
Another stocking filling, a treat for ourselves, or a special addition to our hot chocolates for a price that didn’t make us avoid thinking about how much we spent.
We now had £ 3.50 left so the pressure was to play our cards right.
It was tense to see lots of £ 4 labels as we had just missed the mark and we watched everyone happily fill their bags with festive goodies.
In the end, due to the cold weather, we found ourselves thinking about the hot apple chai tea we had seen advertised at the Lincoln Castle booth just upon entering the grounds.
This tea came in a sweet elf cup and was the perfect combination of spices and apple – and made a difference to the slightly more traditional hot chocolate.
All in all, we were pleasantly surprised with the goodies and giveaways that we were able to buy with only about ten dollars, and while it constrained us a lot more, it shows that you can still have a good time while you are. by being aware of what you are spending. .
Or you can just go wild, of course. After all, isn’t it Christmas?
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