That time of the year arrived! Christmas decorations are starting to appear everywhere, on streets, in shops and in your houses as well I suppose…ahh such a lovely and happy feeling! Right? But, let’s be honest, together with all this joy and happiness sooner or later that feeling will arrive that “OMG I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE PRESENTS!!” feeling hits everyone! Well, no panic, don’t worry, you’re still on time! I know we all have that one friend who starts thinking about Christmas presents in August (actually yes, I’m one of those people… 😀 ) but you’ll be ready as well!
So, to help you with this issue I made a short list of suggestions & ideas which I hope will be useful to overcome your Christmas Gift Panic 🙂
1 | MAKE A LIST
Writing down all the names of people who want of make a gift to will help you to have a clear idea of how many people you’ll have to think about. Also, dividing them in “categories” can be useful, there might be a group of people (eg. your colleagues) who you want to make the same present so you can just make a separate list and write on top the gift you want to make them and the number of people 😉
2 | SHOULD I BUY SOMETHING OR SHOULD I MAKE IT MYSELF?
Well, this depends on which kind of person you are there… are you more a buyer or a maker? I already discussed about the topic in the post “How to Improve Your Art of Making Gifts” , in the post I also gave some tips about the type of present you could do, so if you’re still struggling with the kind of gift you could find useful to have a look at it 😉
Also, you might as well handmade the present for some people and buy it for others. Indeed, you can totally think about a time-saving strategy that would fit your gift idea and the budget you have 😉 [And if you think that hand-making your presents would be expensive read this post , you’ll change your mind! ]
3 | GO SIMPLE
It’s Christmas, not a birthday or a special occasion specific for a person… I think the reasons why we do presents for Christmas is different than other occasions… when I think about Christmas presents I think about ” I want to make something to wish them the best for now and the rest of the year and let them know I care about them” okay, it might sounds like an ambitious aim but it’s actually not. Indeed, this desire can be achieved even just by giving them a cute card or a simple but meaningful object, and believe me, the message you want to be perceived by your friends, will be understood immediately! 😉
For example, The Happy Thoughts Jar I made for some of my friends last year was very simple and not difficult at all! Yet, all of them liked it very much 🙂 The same can be said of the letter present I made, which you can see how it worked here 🙂
Or if you like cooking for example, you could even bake something and package it in a nice way maybe attaching a card to it… as you can see, opting for simple things could be the key 😉
I hope these tips helped you to keep calm and see that making Christmas presents can actually turn out to be a fun thing to do, especially when thinking about the possible reaction of the people who you’re making the present to! 🙂
What about you? Do you have any other tricks you use when making/thinking about Christmas presents? I’d love to hear about them so do not hesitate to comment in the section below! 🙂
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