Be a Christmas Gift Star on a Budget
It is your favorite time of the year, the snow starts falling and you can just feel happiness crawling under your skin. The Christmas is getting closer, and with that comes a lot of things to do. If you decided that this year, you would like to cheer your dearest with gifts and presents, but you still want to keep it within your budget, here is a list of possible solutions that will make you a gift-star this year.
Make a Christmas list
You can start the whole planning process with a simple list of your dearests, and then enhance the list by simply adding the things they like, the things you know that they would like to have and the things you can get that will make them happy, etc. The next thing you can do is plan your own Christmas budget. Some people can’t really afford much, but you can easily get creative with the things you have, with just a few easy-to-go ideas.
This takes us further to the next step – put aside all the things you don’t need anymore, and that are on the list of being wanted by someone. This also goes if none of your dearest wants it; you can still give it to a local charity, or swap with someone who is also trading away his don’t-need stuff.
Time for purchase
Do not wait for the last minute to make purchases, be smart and do it now while there are a lot of discounts, and prepare your presents up front. Avoid purchasing the extras. You have made the list, so do only as you have decided previously in order to keep the budget as planned. Of course, if you end up spending a bit extra, don’t get rough on yourself, it is Christmas time after all, and the idea is to spend closely to the budget you made and a few extra dollars won’t make much of a difference.
Pack each and every present in a custom made wrap-paper that you can make with ease. Just grab some old newspaper, or a paper bag, and use it as a wrapping paper; you can decorate it with anything you like, but as long as it is custom made, it will show the person how much you care, since you’ve spent so much time on it. Don’t forget to pack a gift card with each present, write a few simple words of care/love, and make someone really, really happy. A short poem or an easy-to-remember line would do the trick, or maybe a simple photo of the unforgettable moment. Be original, be creative, and let your imagination go wild.
It is time to actually do something incredible, something great for the people you care about. In order to surprise your dear ones with a Christmas present, the best thing to do is find the appropriate courier quote at a reliable delivery service, wrap-it-up really good, and send with a lots of love. Make this Christmas unforgettable, and remember everything you’ve learned and repeat again next year.
Ariel Bellamy is an open-minded blogger who takes care that her words are well written, sharply witty and unconditionally true. She focuses on all things green – in battle for Earth, and all things healthy – as in battle for happiness.