Christmas is just a little more than 6 weeks away. I know. I’m sorry if you’ve been avoiding this statistic.
I decided to be upfront with it because, let’s face it, if you get paid monthly like what happens in the Styling You household, then it’s two pay days away.
Time to get a thinking about who you’re buying for and what.
So, every Friday from today until Christmas 2012, I’ll be showing up here with my favourite ideas for 2012 Christmas gifts. Things I’ve stumbled across – or that have stumbled across me – and sometimes have even come home with me 😉
There’ll be ideas for those on a budget, a few luxe things for those of us who like to dream, you’ll find a sprinkle of quirky and heartfelt and a whole bunch of other stuff in between.
I’ll also be sharing my tips for gift giving at Christmas – and any time of year – for that matter.
I’m not the world’s best but I do give gift giving a good go. I also have some girlfriends who are gift-giving experts. One has a whole cupboard devoted to decorative ribbon. True.
Gift giving tip #1
Make a list of all the people you intend to buy for. This helps you to best work your budget and prioritise where it’s spent. Boring I know, but essential if you want some $ left over for a bottle of bubbly or six to get through the day itself.
Gift giving tip #2
Create a system of giving within your family or friendship circles if you don’t have one already. In our family we only buy for our nephews (there are no nieces as yet so I’m not discriminating!). Other families buy for the kids but then do a random draw to determine the one adult they’ll be buying a gift for. And that gift is of a capped value too. I like that one.
Gift giving tip #3
Once you know who you’re buying for, really think about who they are and what they’re into. It’s no use going out there and just buying what YOU’D like, is there? I knew someone who did this ALL THE TIME. So much so, it became a running joke.
15 fave Christmas gifts
Here are 15 of my favourite Christmas gifts available right now. Click on the caption below each image for a link for more info and to buy.
Got any tricky people to buy for this year? Ever tempted to treat yourself while shopping for others?
PS. If you have an online business that Styling You readers need to know about and buy from, check out the Christmas banner advertising specials I’ve just launched. Buy two months and receive one month free.