A WOMAN has revealed that she can only afford to spend £10 on Christmas presents as the cost of living crisis deepens.
Bug Smith, 24, has had to move back in with her mum because she “couldn’t afford to live” by herself and will only be able to find a tenner spare to buy presents for her family of six.
Sy het vertel WalesOnline that what should have been the first normal Christmas since the start of the pandemic would be anything but.
Sy het gese: “I was living by myself and had to live back in with my mum, so I can’t afford to do Kersfees how I wanted to, like how I’ve done it for the past two years.
“I couldn’t afford to live by myself because of the cost of living crisis.”
Bug added that she hoped to have Christmas with all her family this year, but that the spending limit would be much tighter than usual.
Sy het gese: “I used to go big on Christmas but now I’m going to have to spend £10.
“I’m not going to be able to do as much as I usually do.
“My siblings deserve more than I can give them this year.”
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The distraught shopper also revealed that the family would be changing supermarkets to try and find the best deals and save money on Christmas shopping this year, sê: “It’s going to be harder to get a shop for all six of us.”
Bug’s fellow shoppers on Swansea high street are all feeling the pinch.
Angela Fitzgerald, from Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen in South Wales, gesê: “With the rising costs of gas, electricity and petrol, Christmas is going to be a lot different this year than it usually is
“We’re changing supermarkets, getting less [kos], fewer Christmas presents and going to have to work a bit more.”
Seun laat meisie woedend nadat hy die '£50k Mercedes onthul het, Courtney, 44, from Swansea, gesê: “I think society has changed a lot since Covid and I think I’m going to stay in a lot this year.
“The atmosphere isn’t what it used to be – it used to be Christmassy and about sharing and having fun.”
Sy het bygevoeg: “It’s been a bit more difficult this year. You can definitely tell the difference in shopping from what I would’ve spent before.”