The month of December is almost upon us and I’m betting some of you out there haven’t even started your holiday shopping! There is no need to panic, but I do suggest going ahead and simply starting to put a gift list together. Don’t load your brain with negative thoughts about what you can’t do—start with what you can do!
For instance, you know you’ll be buying Christmas presents for at least family and close friends, right? How many times have you been in a store (and I’m speaking to myself, here, too) and seen perfect Christmas gifts at a great price, but figured it’s too early to make those purchases? We have these ideas in our heads that it’s not time yet for Christmas buying, so we wait until the last minute and then throw ourselves into major panic and chaos. Some of you out there feed on that—you don’t know what to do unless you are miserable! You know who you are.
Take my word, you will always find the best deals when you aren’t limiting yourself to a shopping deadline. Keep your eyes open throughout the entire year and you will never be in a bind again! Start a gift closet or drawer and begin to add your purchases as you buy them. Include gold or silver wrapping paper and wrap as you buy to save time in the future. Don’t forget to label your presents; we don’t want any grandmothers ending up with a nephew’s gift!
Granted, there are some relatives or friends that it seems impossible to shop for! They never like the clothes you pick out or you never know whether they use that cool gadget you got them last year. So, this year I challenge you to think outside that perfectly wrapped box of yours. Enhance the lives you care about the most with a more seductive gift this year. Think something with a hint of cheetah, like these fun journals!
Just the easy act of keeping our gift giving in mind throughout the year will eliminate so much holiday stress and leave more time to make the holidays fun and enjoyable!
What seductive gift will you be giving your nearest and dearest?
What are you waiting for?
Read Glamour magazine for more suggestions on stress-free holiday shopping.