Christmas is called the silly seasons for a reason, so why not get ahead and start getting Christmas ready now.
Here are my top tips to getting Christmas ready now…
Set a budget and create a list
the first step to getting Christmas ready during the season of giving is setting your gift budget and write a list of all the people you are planning on giving gifts too, then breakdown the budget by person.
Save money throughout the year
Getting a proactive start by planning ahead by setting aside money through out the year is one of my key tips to reducing stress around the holiday season.
Shop all year long
Just the thought of battling the crowds for the best last minute deals during the holiday season a is cause for a headache. By creating for Christmas ready plan early this gives you time through out the year to watch for good deals and specials, often better than those advertised at Christmas. The gifts that I buy as I see them on sale are ones that I have multiple people in mind for example candles; I have a couple of people on my list that love candles.
DIY homemade gifts
The saying “its the thought that counts” is so true during the holiday season. Gifts of love, gratitude and appreciate don’t need to cost a fortune or be the latest high-tech gadget. So why not try making some homemade DIY gifts this season. A few ideas to get you started are:
Frames pictures – your own artwork, use photos or even find a free printable on Pinterest
Tasty Gifts – Cookies, puddings, fudge
Beauty – Bath bombs, sugar scrubs
For more great ideas check out my Pinterest board Homemade Gift Idea
Check out my previous post 3 Reasons to Start your Christmas Shopping Early for some more tip to a stress free Christmas.