It is possible to deck your halls with all things delicious, luxurious and utterly indulgent this Christmas WITHOUT breaking the bank. Want to know how to do less and spend less and still deliver a luxe Christmas feast? Pour your eggnog and step this way!
As a keen home cook, I don’t usually abandon my kitchen when Christmas comes carolling. However, the pointy end of the year is busy. I don’t have a lot of time to flex my apron strings before now and the big day. But you know what, I’m not worried ONE BIT.
If you’ve been into Woolworths in the last couple of weeks, I suspect you’ll know what I’m hinting at. The ‘Fresh Food People‘ are well and truly saving my bacon this Christmas with their out-of-this-world Christmas range. And not just my bacon, but my time and my money too!
Bring on the silly season
A festive table makeover
You don’t have to spend a fortune to give your dining table a Christmas makeover. I’ve picked up napkins ($2 for 25), paper plates ($2 for 10) and paper cups ($2 for 10) all in the super cute Woolworths HoHoHo tableware print. Guess who won’t be doing dishes this Christmas! That’s more time for fun and family.
Don’t forget the Christmas Activity Bon Bons ($12 for 6). The bingo game will distract littlies and give you a few extra minutes to get lunch on the table!
Yummy stocking stuffers and gifts galore
The Woolworths Christmas range is perfect for little gifts or stocking stuffers. The new Snowflake and Candy Cane Woolworths Cookies Gift Bags ($4 for 10 cookies) are nothing short of adorable. And Woolworths Santa Chocolate Coins ($2) are ALWAYS a well-received Christmastime treat.
If you’re looking for last-minute stocking stuffer gifts, you’ll find joy in Woolworths. This DIY Ceramic Paint Set includes paints, a brush and a sweet ceramic elf – all for just $4. YES, FOUR DOLLARS! All your wrapping needs are met too with durable (not thin or transparent!) Christmas wrapping paper ($2) and sweet present toppers ($4 for 8) to finish ’em off.
Kick off the countdown with a Santa advent calendar ($10). The kids will love moving the candy cane with every day that passes. If you don’t have a chimney and the kids are concerned about just how the big man in red is going to visit, be sure to add a Santa Key ($3) to your trolley. Nice save Woolies, NICE SAVE. #phew
Delicious Christmas magic in store
Want to wow your family with a luxurious dessert platter but don’t have the time to bake several slices and desserts? Woolworths has got your back.
I give you the quick ‘I-totally-made-this platter’ platter…
The Mini Dessert Selection tray ($20) is the ultimate choice for variety. When paired with Woolworths Gold Caramel Tarts ($9), Woolworths bakery Fruit Mince Pies ($4) you will definitely kick some Christmas platter goals. Remove tarts from foil trays, add a quick dust of icing sugar, fill gaps with berries and cherries – no one will suspect you didn’t bake a thing! (Hint: you can also use this trick for that end of school year party where everyone is asked to bring a plate.)
Woolworths cakes, puddings and meringues, oh my!
Not a fan of desserts infused with spiced fruit and all the glorious richness that comes with it? Don’t you worry, for we have found wickedly delicious options for you, no baking needed.
We promise Woolworths Gold Raspberry Meringues ($6), Woolworths Gold Fruit Mince Crumble Tarts ($6) and Woolworths Gold Roasted Almond Shortbread ($9) will be devoured with gusto. For pudding with a twist, try the Woolworths Gold Mocha Espresso Martini Pudding ($12) on for size.
Woolies bakery shelves are stacked with tried and true and new Christmas favourite desserts. Our top picks include Brandy Snaps ($5), Chocolate Pudding ($7), Salted Caramel Sponge Pudding ($7), Fruit Mince Pies ($4) and Iced Fruit Cake ($10) with just the right (exceptional) amount of icing. YUM.
But wait, there’s more. MUCH MORE.
If you’re hosting a BIG Christmas extravaganza, these delicious crowd-feeding desserts will save time and money spent on ingredients, pans and recipe reading mistakes (hey, I’m only human – it happens!).
Head to the Woolworths freezer for the Woolworths Chocolate Mud Cheesecake ($30) with it’s oozing salted caramel centre for the adults. The kids will go crazy for the Woolworths Celebration Neapolitan Surprise Cake ($30) which has chocolate-coated popcorn hiding within, pinata cake style! Each cake serves 24 people, that’s JUST $1.25 A SERVE! #dessertinthebag
Trifle is tricky, people either love it or they don’t. Which is annoying because it’s quite a process to make. BUT, the clever folk at Woolworths have the most innovative trifle flavour combo I’ve seen. The Woolworths Gold Dulce De Leche Trifle ($20) is sure to be a smash hit on the dessert table. Awesome value for money, it serves 10 AND comes in a table-ready bowl. If that’s not winning at Christmas then I don’t know what is.
You can be sure I’ll try and take the credit for making all of these delicious Christmas treats. Even though I absolutely did not. I won’t tell if you don’t. 😉
You can easily save money while still delivering an indulgent, luxe-feeling Christmas – you just need to know where to look. Shop for all of your Christmas goods from tableware to fresh fruit and all the puddings in between online or in-store. Hit the SHOP NOW button below to get cracking on your shopping list!
From all of us at Mum Central, have yourself a very merry Woolworths Christmas!