It's beginning to cost a lot like Christmas.

Whether you are a gift giver and an excellent one at that or consider yourself the best gift people have received in their lives, you could fund most of your Christmas spendings with the unused tech in your home. Christmas holiday is on its way and it’s time to create memories, not clutter!

Wouldn’t you love to have a Merry Christmas instead of "grinching" it? We can show you just how a little searching around your home for your unwanted or unused items can help you totally sleigh your festive holidays and pay for the most of your wishlisted things.

More tech, more Merry!

There could be upwards of £600 just sitting around in your drawers and lofts. If you’ve not used it for over a year, should you really keep it? Just a small selection of old tech can actually help you in your Santa duties.

The following list is a realistic bounty of unused tech that you can find in the average home, unused tech from all members of the family.

• GoPro
• iPad Mini
• Sony Cybershot digital camera
• Sony Playstation 3
• iPhone
• Samsung Galaxy



You add all these up together and you could have yourself upwards of £600! That’s a couple of decent presents and a festive dinner sorted or presents for 12 relatives if you are after Christmas presents under £50. So sending off your old unused tech now could take the burden off your Christmas holiday cost.

To get the most cash for your old tech you want to make sure it is in the best possible condition we have tips for you to go through before you send your old tech to the recycler.

Give a gift of pre-loved tech

It is easy to overlook the amount that can be saved by buying refurbished phones. We often like to shout about it and there's no better time to do so than Christmas. But looking at the cost of new handsets, the amount that can be saved on 2018’s flagships can also contribute hundreds of pounds towards the holidays.

Buying a refurbished unlocked Galaxy S9 in pristine condition can save you upwards of £240.

Buying a refurbished SIM only iPhone X 64 GB can save upwards £330 bearing in mind that iPhone X can't be bought directly from Apple and the difference between last year's iPhone and the new iPhone Xs is just updated processor.

These are all for excellent or pristine condition phones so you could save even more by choosing a phone with light cosmetic damage, all the refurbished phones come with the exact same warranty as a brand new phones straight from Apple or Samsung but you can save a whole bunch of cash towards the most wonderful time of the year.

If you start preparing and take advantage of this effortless money-making opportunity now, you will take control back over your Christmas spendings and we're sure you will be getting back to this ultimate tip year after year.