Stat of the day: £2.89

On a budget this Christmas? A study claims shoppers can do dinner for under three quid per head. Mmm. Someone pass the turkey-flavoured meat substitute...

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Worrying about the effect Christmas will have on your wallet? Worry no more – for the Good Housekeeping Institute has put together a shopping list which gives even the most economically challenged the chance to enjoy Chrimbo with all the trimmings, for a mere £23.09 – or £2.89 per head for eight people.

The list includes such delicacies as Tesco Value stuffing, two packs of which ring in at a prudent 30p; a Morrison’s iced Christmas cake, at £3.49, and a 1k bag of Lidl’s finest frozen button sprouts, priced at a very economical 99p. The centrepiece, of course, is Lidl’s Glenfell frozen self-basing turkey, which comes in at a decidedly Dickensian £9.99.

If, however, you’d rather not spend your Christmas Eve darting between supermarkets, the institute added that your best bet is Morrisons, which will serve up a feast worth of Ebeneezer Scrooge himself for a mere £28.24, or £3.53 per head. Yum.

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