Fun things to do in January that you won't break the bank!

If you’re watching the pennies as the new year starts, but looking for fun things to do in January work your way through these 7 ideas…

January often comes with post-holiday blues, and wallets are usually a little lighter after the festive season. However, the start of a new year doesn't mean the fun has to end!  We believe that joy doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag.  If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some budget-friendly things to do to keep up the merriment in January…

Movie Night 

Gather a few friends or family members for a cosy movie night at home. Ask everyone to suggest a film, add the suggestions to a hat and pull one out at random. Put out some throws and string up some fairy lights to create a warming atmosphere. Grab a Movie Night In gift box  and enjoy a selection of snacks as you watch the film unfold. Streaming services offer a variety of options, so you can have a cinema-like experience without leaving your living room.

Winter Walk

One of the most obvious things to do in January is to wrap up warm and embrace the crisp January air by heading out for a country walk. Whether it's a local park, nature reserve, or a scenic trail, a walk is not only good for your physical health but also for your mental well-being. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and some delicious snacks, and enjoy a mini picnic surrounded by nature. It's a budget-friendly way to appreciate the beauty of winter.

Bake Your Blues Away

Channel your inner chef and whip up some delicious sweet treats for everyone to enjoy. Baking can provide a therapeutic escape, allowing you a few hours of focused time in the kitchen away from daily demands and distractions. Get creative with your recipes and try something new. If you need a helping hand, check out our Bake Your Own range. You could even organise a baking exchange with friends to share the sugary delights over coffee, making it a group activity.

See the Sunrise 

The dark mornings make it the perfect time of year to set your alarm and head to a picturesque spot to watch the sunrise. Whether you go to the beach or out in the countryside, choose a dry morning and watch the sun come. Wintertime has some of the prettiest pink skies and frosty starts. Just remember to wrap up in lots of layers and take a warming hot drink in a flash to keep you toasty.

Pamper Day

Treat yourself to a pampering session without breaking the bank. Create a spa-like atmosphere at home with scented candles, soothing music, and sheet face masks. Sit back with a book, relax with a luxury Spacemask and de-stress with a warm bubble bath. Add a selection of well-being treats to your day with the Ultimate Wellbeing Letterbox Gift  and you’ll feel relaxed and ready to take on the new year without spending a fortune at an actual spa.

Social Visit

Sometimes, the simplest things bring the most happiness. Arrange a coffee date with a friend at their home or yours. Catching up at home is a far more budget-friendly way to meet, rather than scheduling a date at a coffee shop. Chit-chat, share stories and strengthen your bond over a pot of tea. The warmth of good company and a hot beverage can make even the chilliest January day feel inviting.

Game On

Dust off a selection of board games and organise a game day with friends or family. Board games offer endless entertainment and are a fantastic way to spend quality time together. Liven up a dreary January weekend with classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble. 

This year, make the most of January without straining your wallet and spend quality time around your home. Gather your loved ones, indulge in some simple pleasures, and let the joy of the season continue well into the new year.


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