Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gift giving... organized

Giving gifts can be overwhelming. Especially when you haven't given it a thought until December 1st and you've seen a million posts about the holidays. Don't sweat it though!

Make a list! Write down everyone's name. If you know for sure what people want, write that down. Make a copy and keep it on your phone or in your wallet so you'll always have it with you.

Some people are harder to shop for. So that's when you start brainstorming. Pinterest is a great place for that. If you are creative, you can make things. I love making things. I crochet, knit, sew and more. I'm sewing this year as I just don't have the time to crochet or knit.

If you can make things, DO IT! It's personal and loving and people love the unique. Especially if you can make something based on their interests. Star Wars themed mug? Dr. Who scarf? Cowboys can coozie?  There are plenty of things that are simple to make, just takes a little bit of thought and time.

If you don't have time, then shopping will be your next bet. Make a list of the things you want to buy and then compare prices. Don't just buy it at the first place you shop. Did you know that you can buy toys at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and you can use a coupon? Joann's takes competitor's coupons and you can stack them! Thinking outside of the box is your best friend. Check out Amazon and Snagshout if you have the time to wait for shipping. If there's a doubt that it will get to you in time, have it sent to the person. They'll be fine without the wrapping paper, I promise.

PS. Snagshout is really real. It works. I've saved ALOT of money. They don't know I'm writing about them. :-)

How do you keep your gift giving organized?

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