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The Art of Holiday Gift Giving

Saw something the other day that would be perfect for someone on your list only to realize a few days later you actually didn’t make a list and forget what it was you wanted to get them? If this sounds familiar, now’s the time to grab a pen and paper, laptop, or cell phone and jot a few things down.

Begin by listing off every person you plan to buy for. Next to their name, write down your budget, any gift ideas, whether or not the purchase was made, if their gift has been wrapped, and if necessary, the date the item was shipped or given to them.

Rather than playing the guessing game, don’t be afraid to ask someone on your list exactly what he or she wants. The more detailed they can be, the better. It will help cut down the time you have to spend looking for the item(s) and they will get exactly what they had in mind. It’s a win-win!

If you have someone on your list that already seems to have everything, try giving the gift of experience rather than “stuff.” Some ideas include a tickets to a comedy club, cooking classes, spa certificates, or treating them to their favorite restaurant. We also think personalized memories such as a framed family picture are sure to be appreciated.

Need more gift-giving inspiration? See our previous post offering suggestions for clutter-free gift giving  ideas.

We hope these few tips help you enjoy gift giving this holiday season rather than viewing it as a chore. Here’s to bows, ribbon, and pretty packages tied up with strings!

Looking for more ideas so that you can have a Simply Organized Holiday Season? Check out our e-Book and Workbook that will provide strategies, tips, and even forms and template you can use to make sure you maximize the joy and minimize the stress this holiday season.

Merry Merry. Happy Happy.

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