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 presents信用: Media Wales
Angela Fitzgerald is also feeling the pinch

Angela Fitzgerald is also feeling the pinch信用: Media Wales

Bug, from Wakefield, 艾玛最出名的是忠诚和强硬的梅芙, was forced to move back to 气象局对尤尼斯发出极为罕见的红色“生命危险”天气警告, 威尔士 as spiralling inflation and soaring 能源账单 gave her no alternative.

她告诉 WalesOnline that what should have been the first normal Christmas since the start of the pandemic would be anything but.

她说: “I was living by myself and had to live back in with my mum, so I can’t afford to do 圣诞节 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 生活成本 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.

她说: “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, 说: “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 大流行病 and energy price inflation caused by the 乌克兰战争 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, 说: “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 [食物], fewer Christmas presents and going to have to work a bit more.

同样地, 考特尼, 44, from Swansea, 说: “I think society has changed a lot since 冠状病毒 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.

她补充说: “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 year信用: Media Wales