Perhaps you covered this when you did your Christmas budget…but just in case you didn’t let’s look at gifts for others.
I’m thinking neighbors, teachers or a gift for a hostess. As with pretty much every other area some times just taking the time to note the need and have some kind of rough plan will greatly reduce your stress levels.
For me I always seem to forget someone. It never seems to fail I’m headed to a party and realize that I don’t have a little something for the hostess or the team mom approaches me at practice that we need gifts for the coaches or the kids are going to have a gift exchange…ugh!
So take a few minutes and think of all of the people in your life outside your family & friends that you may need to buy a gift for or might be asked to go in on.
Will you need to contribute money, buy a gift or maybe make or bake gifts?
Know what’s coming and be ready, that can go a long way to reducing your stress and allowing you to enjoy the holiday.