Plan for the Perfect Gift This Christmas

Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Lynn, mahalia jovita b. bugasto, Eng

Christmas is just around the corner. It is the time for parties, family celebrations, and who can forget gift-giving? It is not that always easy to buy gifts that your recipients will appreciate.

Now, you only have few weeks left, and not a single idea on your mind. This could be a little stressful, especially when you also have some other things on your mind, like the Christmas visit from friends and in-laws. Tick-Tock Tick-Tock. You are running out of time, but you would like to give everyone a good present. If you want to give something that will be much liked and appreciated, then here are some tips on how you can achieve that.

Getting that Perfect Gift for Everyone

Before Shopping

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    Set up a wish list. This is the safest way for you to know what they have in mind. You can post or stick the wish list near the Christmas tree and let everyone write what they are wishing for this Yuletide season, so you don't need to keep brainstorming just to have the perfect gift for everyone.
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    Make a list of all the people you plan to give presents. This way you will not forget anyone and you can prevent any hard feelings.
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    Double check your list. Once the wish list is filled, try to double check and see if the items listed there fit your budget.
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    Make a shopping list. After you have the wish lists written, along with the people on your list and the gift ideas you have in mind, make your shopping list.
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    Never rush your shopping. You should not wait to shop at the last minute because you could possibly not able to find the items on your list. You may also run out of time and forget or have to skip some items on the list.
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Christmas Gift Ideas

It is true, not all the best Christmas presents are in the department stores or gadget shops; some of them are just the work of our creative minds and skills. If you ask a friend or family member what he or she wants for a Christmas present, then you may just want to make the gift yourself. Here are some Christmas gift ideas.

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    Homemade goodies. If you can bake, then bake your signature cookies or brownies. There are also easy homemade candies and chocolates that you can bake with the kids at home. Place them in nice boxes or tin cans, add a ribbon and a homemade tag as well.
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    Homemade Crafts. If you have some skills in making crafts like scented candles, paper weights, scrapbooks or soaps, then you can also use them as presents for Christmas. Should you go for scented candles, make sure that you give the right scent to the right recipient. Play detective as to what scent he or she prefers.
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    Say it with words. Can you write? Are you an aspiring poet? Why not create poems for everyone and nicely place it in a cardboard box you have personally decorated. Not only are you saving some money for shopping, but you are also giving a gift that not many can personally make.
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Tips for a Better Christmas Gift Shopping

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    Stick only to what you have on your list.
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    Avoid the shopping rush. Shopping in a hurry usually leads to buying items which are not really needed or intended.
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    Always have your shopping list with you.
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    Stop shopping when you need to stop.
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    For cost-effective shopping, leave your credit cards at home, so you will not be tempted to swipe it when you run out of cash.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: mahalia jovita b. bugasto, Lynn, Maria Sharon Ubando

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