How to organise Christmas

November 15, 2018

How to organise Christmas

Christmas has a tendency to creep up on us. One minute it's the middle of summer, the next thing you know its mid-November and Christmas Day is only a matter of weeks away. Known for being organised and juggling lots of different projects at once, our editors share their top tips on how to prepare for Christmas Day.

  1. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for and present ideas. Tick them off as you buy them
  2. Set a budget and keep a tally of how much money you are spending – it will help keep you focussed and narrow down the gift options
  3.  If you're on a tight budget buy consumable goods (food, drink etc.) or books as gifts – you can't go wrong.
  4. Scrap the previous point and buy everyone books – maybe even the same one!
  5. If you're on a really tight budget, suggest a 'Secret Santa' to family and friends. It's a lot more fun with a lot less money involved
  6. Wrap presents as you go so there's no chaotic last-minute wrapping on Christmas Eve. Plus, you're guaranteed to find that the sellotape has nearly run out when it's too late!
  7. If you are hosting Christmas day, look out for offers as far in advance as possible and pick things up each time you visit the supermarket or shops
  8. Assign each of your guests something important to bring. If you give them enough warning you won't have to worry about providing everything on the day
  9. If any food can be prepared early, do it!
  10. If you can lay your dining table in advance, do it!

There you have it! We hope these tips help you have an enjoyable, stress-free day!

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