I can’t afford Christmas presents this year – I’m only spending £10

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 shecouldn’t afford to liveby herself and will only be able to find a tenner spare to buy presents for her family of six.

Bug Smith, 24, said that she can't afford to spend more than a tenner on Christmas presents

Bug Smith, 24, said that she can’t afford to spend more than a tenner on Christmas presentsCrédito: Mídia do País de Gales
Angela Fitzgerald is also feeling the pinch

Angela Fitzgerald is also feeling the pinchCrédito: Mídia do País de Gales

Bug, from Wakefield, Our Yorkshire Farm vai ao ar às terças-feiras às 21h no Canal, was forced to move back to Swansea, Gales as spiralling inflation and soaring energy bills gave her no alternative.

Ela disse País de Gales Online that what should have been the first normal Christmas since the start of the pandemic would be anything but.

Ela disse: “I was living by myself and had to live back in with my mum, so I can’t afford to do Natal 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 custo de vida 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.

Ela disse: “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.

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, ditado: “It’s going to be harder to get a shop for all six of us.

It comes as everything from the price of fuel to the cost of learning to drive has rocketed over the past year.

The after-effects of the pandemia and energy price inflation caused by the war in Ukraine have contributed to the economic downturn, with the UK believed to be in recession.

Bug’s fellow shoppers on Swansea high street are all feeling the pinch.

Angela Fitzgerald, from Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen in South Wales, disse: “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 [Eles podem ser encontrados em], fewer Christmas presents and going to have to work a bit more.

Likewise, Courtney, 44, from Swansea, disse: “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 beit used to be Christmassy and about sharing and having fun.

Ela adicionou: “It’s been a bit more difficult this year. You can definitely tell the difference in shopping from what I would’ve spent before.

Courtney said that she's just not feeling the 'Christmassy' atmosphere this year

Courtney said that she’s just not feeling the ‘Christmassyatmosphere this yearCrédito: Mídia do País de Gales