Jumper – Marks & Spencer // Coat – H&M // Faux Fur Scarf – Zara // Bag – Guess // Boots – Marks & Spencer
Todays post is a different one I thought I would share a Christmas shopping trip with you and combine it with how to handle the stresses of getting organised for Christmas day. Of course shopping is one of my favourite things to do and I do it so often I thought I would include it on here for you all to see. I can’t believe Christmas is now only three days away and when this post goes live on the 23rd December I will be celebrating my fiancè’s 26th birthday.
Even though I have posted a few Christmas gift guides which you can see here for gifts for her, here for gifts for him and here for the ultimate luxury gift guide, I thought it would be nice to share a guide on how to handle the stresses of Christmas. Even though in general I really like online shopping a lot more lately because it saves the hassle of going out but ideally nothing really beats a Christmas shop as I find going out to do my Christmas shopping really gets me into the Christmas spirit and lets face it you only need to do it once a year.
Even though the hustle and bustle of going out to Christmas shop can be quite stressful its completely worth it in the end. This year like I’ve said in previous posts I haven’t been very organised this year with getting presents and cards ready so really I’m being a bit contradictive of myself in this post but saying how to have a stressful lead up to Christmas when mine hasn’t been anything but. However as I am normally always organised [but I’ve let slip this year] this guide will not only help you guys out it will also help me remind myself to keep calm and just enjoy the Christmas holidays. and not let stress take over.
1.Prepare a list
Firstly I think the easiest way to get organised is to prepare a list of all the people you need to write cards for and purchase presents for. This way there is no chance of missing anyone out and feeling rather guilty at Christmas. The more you tick off your list the more stress-free you will feel and you will want to keep ticking off people until you have no one left.
I think its important to start shopping the last week of November. Just after pay day which is always ideal and just enough time before Christmas to let items be delivered if you need to order anything thats not in stock in store. This allows you that extra lead time to get gifts delivered on time.
Don’t leave all your wrapping till last minute. This is a mistake a lot of people make [me this year] Just because you’ve bought everything you may feel organised but this is not the case! The hard task of wrapping everything can be quite tedious and time consuming depending on how many gifts you have purchased. If also your the reliable one in the family and end up wrapping all the gifts that other family members have bought everyone too on top of your own this is where this can get quite frustrating.
Once you are finally organised with your cards and presents now is your chance to decide which ones you need to hand deliver, post out if they are for family/friends who live abroad or ones you can simply leave under your tree for Christmas day itself.
I hope this mini stress-free Christmas guide is just that little bit helpful, Thank you for reading this post, and Merry Christmas, the next post will be live Monday 26th December.