One of the favorite traditions of Christmas is gift giving. While some find it overwhelming to go shopping for gifts, others love it and it is the highlight of their holidays.
Most of us fall in between, we love it when we buy something for a person that turns out to be a real hit but we can get overwhelmed by it all, especially if we forget someone.
You can save yourself from awkward gift giving moments and save yourself a fortune with a bit of planning.
A gift list should be an easy thing but for many of us it isn't. We can get overwhelmed by the amount of people we have to buy gifts for and struggle to think of interesting, inexpensive gifts to give.
I have two printables that I mentioned on Day 97 that will help you organize your gift giving and gift giving budget.
I have organized these on two sheets. On Gift List 1. are the people that you must get gifts for, family members and loved ones, what the gift will be, to make, to buy and the cost.
The printable for Gift List 2. are the people that you would like to get gifts for ( your close friends and the kids' teachers etc.), there are people you should give gifts for, (the dog groomer that went way beyond the call of duty with your pet schnauzer), the people you are not sure you should get gifts for (like that really friendly co-worker who you chat with but is more of an acquaintance than anything else), and a space for unexpected gift ideas (I will go into detail about this on Day 90).
For now write them all down.
You might not be buying gifts for all of them but decide to do other things to mark the season with them, but for now jot down their names so you have a starting point.
Tomorrow I will be writing about gift ideas and where to go shopping to get great deals.
For those amazingly organized people who already have everything bought and wrapped... the rest of us bow down to you!
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