Do you lie at wake at night worrying about your xmas gifts lift? Are you flabbergasted by the length of this oh-so-ridiculously-long xmas gifts list? Where will you find the time to buy all those Christmas presents? How will you think of enough ideas to keep everyone happy come Xmas Day? Let us help!
A guide to ticking off all your xmas gifts
Names and xmas gifts: Write down all the names of the people that require xmas gifts. First, there’s close family, then more distant family, then family abroad, then your children’s school teacher, the yoga teacher, the postman. All of them need to go on a list on a large piece of paper. Then go through the list and add in xmas gifts ideas where you can. Hopefully you’ll have a few ideas up your sleeve.
A list for kids only: The children deserve more attention because, afterall, Christmas is all about the kids. First get your kids to write their own xmas gifts lists (or take a sneaky look at their Santa lists) and then decide what is ludicrous, possible, perhaps possible. Write your list of xmas gifts against each child’s name.
Prioritise xmas gifts: The xmas presents that need to be sent abroad or across the UK will have to be bought first. It’s best not to leave these to the last minute because you’ll only find yourself in a long queue at the post office feeling horribly hot and bothered. We’l been there and sworn we’ll never go there again. We suggest you sort these gifts in November.
Revisit the list: Sit down with your partner or teenage daughter and go through your ever-so-long xmas gifts list again. Discuss ideas and get them to help you to come up with more ideas. If needs be, pay your off-spring 50p for every great gift idea they come up with!
The best laid plans tick off the most xmas gifts
Now you have a list and lots of xmas gifts ideas, decide where you’ll be shopping. Group the list into high street, retail outlet and on-line. Set a day aside for high street shopping, another afternoon for retail outlet and a few evenings for on-line.
Shopping days out: Plan the exact shops that will be likely to sell the exact xmas gifts for each of your friends and family. Plan a route via each shop with at least one coffee stop and a lunch stop (food and fuel is vital if you’re going to avoid becoming grumpy). If you see an xmas gift that you think will suit then buy it. There is little point in shopping around because that will only extend the shopping trip. Be decisive.
On-line is the way to go: Shopping on-line allows you the luxury of a glass of your favourite tipple, comfort of a chair and warmth. Make sure the sites that you buy the xmas gifts from offer secure payment and check their delivery times. It’s worth looking at the small print for returns policies, too, just in case you need to send the present back.
Let us be cheeky and suggest a few of the sweetest xmas gifts
Some of the best xmas gifts are the old favourites, such as bags full of old-fashioned sweets. It never fails to surprise us just how many people write to tell us about their fantastic xmas gifts chosen from our on-line retro sweets store. Whether your xmas gifts recipient loves liquorice, hard boilings, penny sweeties, marshmallows, jelly beans, jellies, chocolate or sherbet pips you can be pretty sure we’ll have the perfect xmas gift for them.
All wrapped up: If buying the gifts is hassle enough (you ol’ bah humbug!) then you’ll not want to think about the wrapping up. Instead let us wrap your xmas gifts for you, add a message, pop them in the post and send them out in Santa’s sleigh to arrive perfectly in time for Christmas day.
Xmas gifts shopping can be as easy as A, B, C!