If you are anything like me, most of the time you feel a bit stretched. There is just so much to think about and get done, especially at this time of the year. Right now, it feels like Christmas is just around the corner and I'm starting to feel the pressure a bit. There is a long list of potentially time-consuming things to get done, including present buying, which is a task that I know many of you dread.
Often, the biggest hurdle is coming up with gift ideas. But once you have your list, the fact that you can go online and buy most of it means that the actual shopping process isn't too tough or time-consuming. To help make the process easier I have put together a few ideas to offer you some inspiration.
- Decorative prints - Most people do not like to have bare walls in their home. So, printing a collage on a canvas is a great way to create a gift that most people can enjoy. The good news is that it's not time-consuming. All you need to do is to find an online print firm, upload the right snaps and let them do the hard work. Photo prints of the kids make particularly good gifts for grandparents and other relatives. But, you could just as easily take a landscape shot and have it turned into a print for one of your friends to hang in their home.
- Experience gifts - Another easy way to give someone a thoughtful gift is to buy them a voucher for some sort of experience or event. There are hundreds of different types available. For someone who likes sports, tickets to a match can be a great gift. If you have a friend that likes fine dining a voucher for their favourite restaurant could be ideal. You could also buy them some sort of experience day voucher.
- Handcrafted gifts - If you are on a tight budget, DIY gifts can be a really good idea. They are usually fun to make and certainly have that extra special personal touch. Ideally, you want to get started early if you are planning to make presents for your friends and family. That way you will not be left rushing around trying to get everything done at the last moment. However, should you go down this avenue and realise that you have left yourself tight on time this article should help. It contains 30+ easy to make and affordable DIY gift ideas that you could potentially make at the last minute.
Hopefully these ideas help make your Christmas shopping a bit easier. Only a month to go. Happy Christmas shopping!