Do something different this year for Christmas. Pace yourself and you’ll get more done to keep stress to a minimum. Need help with that? Okay, let’s talk about how to make that happen.
Let’s look at the numbers. Only June 25th, Christmas is exactly six months away. Take those twenty-four weeks and divide by the number of presents you need or want to buy.
Suppose you want to buy 20 gifts. If you buy one gift per week starting June 25th, you will be done shopping three weeks before Christmas and can use that time for party planning, last minute unexpected gifts to buy and decorating your home. That’s not bad.
This is simple. adjust those numbers to fit your gift needs. Remind yourself how stressed you get waiting until after Thanksgiving to start shopping. Remind yourself again how much more you spend just trying to find anything you can get. Also remind yourself about all the time you waste running around in traffic only to find the same old stuff you saw the year before.
You have time to put more thought and creativity into each gift. That’s a real advantage. After all, when the day arrives, you want to present gifts that are classy and thoughtful. This will make you look good.
There’s plenty of time to order “specialty gifts”. Many of you would like to give more personalized gifts during the holidays. That’s what I’m talking about. Giving thoughtfully, methodically and most of all, spreading out the buying process to stretch that Christmas budget.
Safe shopping online. Reputable online shops are secure. For the first time, the last two I did my Christmas shopping online. I was very satisfied. In fact, so much that I will continue to do my shopping online. There are so many more choices and ideas there. I saved so much time and the gifts on sale help me save money too. Buying a few items from the same stores means free shipping.
Homemade Christmas Promotional Items will allow you to s-t-r-e-t-c-h that budget even further. You need extra time to make that creative homemade gift and the satisfaction that comes with that. This saves time because you can make more than one gift at the same sitting.
Inexpensive Christmas Gifts to make. Yes, you can make them. Christmas gifts for women could be homemade candles and soaps. Gifts for grandmothers might be homemade jellies and jams. Make a gift basket out of them. Learn how to make beaded jewelry. A small investment can go a long way for years to come.
Other Christmas gifts to make. Christmas gifts for guys could get very creative. Make beer or wine. Make personalized labels like “Steve’s Homemade Recipe for a Happier Christmas 2010”. Wouldn’t that make the best Christmas gifts? This could be cover many people on your list.