While we all love the excitement of Christmas morning and seeing all the presents under the tree, finding and buying the perfect Christmas presents can be really stressful. Sometimes you just don’t know where to look, and occasionally you just have no clue what they might even like. But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. Below are some of my best tips for buying Christmas presents, so you can relax and enjoy the festive season.
The 5 Present Rule
It can be easy to go wild at Christmas, especially when it comes to kids. You see something you’d think they like, and then another, and then another, add in the stocking stuffers and before you know it you’ve blown the budget and bought them more gifts than they could ever really need. If you want to reduce the amount of clutter at Christmas then you might want to adopt the 5 present rule.
So what is the 5 present rule? This is when you buy just 5 presents for each person, with each present falling into a certain category. There is an easy rhyme to help you remember the first 4 presents.
So what about the 5th gift? That is when you get to be a bit more creative. It shouldn’t be something they need or want, it should be that big wow gift that totally takes them by surprise. The 5th gift is my favourite part of Christmas.
Buying Gifts For Kids
It’s all well and good when children write a list to Santa and you can get an idea about what they want for Christmas, but what if that list is filled with unrealistic and overly expensive ideas? Or what if it’s from a baby or toddler with wildly unreliable decision making. Sometimes you just need a little help when it comes to buying gifts for kids.
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Where To Shop For Christmas Gifts
Often getting started is the hardest part. Below are my tips for where to shop for Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Often you can get everything you need in just a few stores
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