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Friday, November 30, 2018

5 Ways to Prepare For Christmas

As much as I love December, it's definitely my busiest month of the year. If it's the same for you, my advice is to plan ahead. Don't leave things to the last minute. There's nothing worse than running around on Christmas Eve trying to get everything done the night before. In today's post, I'm going to be sharing five ways to get ready for the 25th. Don't underestimate how many days you have left. They'll go by in the blink of an eye!

1. Write Your Christmas Wishlist
You're never too old for a Christmas Wishlist! There's nothing wrong with giving friends and family some kind of indication as to what you'd like getting. Of course they'd like to get you something you'd really love as you hope to do for them. 

2. Decide on a Budget
When it comes to present buying, it's a good idea to limit yourself to a certain spending amount. That way you won't get too carried away while shopping. If you can figure out what you want to get each person early on, you'll have less trouble settling on a realistic budget. 

3. Check You Have Enough Festive Gift Wrap
Make sure you have enough gift wrap to last you the holiday season. One or two rolls may seem like enough but can you never be too sure. It's always better to have more rather than less and you can always use your leftover rolls in the upcoming years. 

4. Clean Your House From Top to Bottom
If you know you're going to be having a lot of guests throughout the month, be sure to give your house a good tidy. Get everything in order before bringing out the Christmas decor. It's important your space is all sorted out before giving it a festive makeover. 

5. Restock Your Pantry
There's a lot of cooking and baking that happens around this time of year. Which means your pantry and fridge must be properly stocked. Replenish main ingredients like sugar, salt, flour and oil and for other, less ordinary supplies, refer to your favourite Christmas recipes. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I can't believe it is December already! It's so important to decide on a budget - nothing worse than running your bank account dry because you overspent. Oooh, I always like to buy gift wrap ahead of time to make sure I get them at the best deals and have plenty to spare! I need to figure out my Christmas wishlist @___@. Thanks for sharing these tips to prepare for Christmas!

    Nancy ♥

  2. This is a great post, Christmas is definitely super busy! I hope I’m somewhat prepared this year, my shopping is almost done and my turkey is ordered! Lol.
    Some really good, helpful tips in your post! :)

    Lainy x

  3. THIS! Yes. Planning always helps- especially us type A folks. And cleaning house is the perfect suggestion for the new year coming!

  4. I can’t honestly believe we’re in December already! And this post is just perfect but not only for this time of the year but all round useful so thank you!

  5. I struggle on the budget side of things. I decide a budget, spend that amount but since I start my Christmas shopping so early I see things and end up continually buying extra gifts haha!

  6. Planning is definitely key, especially at this time of the year! I think that a budget is definitely essential when spending! Thanks for sharing!

    Ashleigh /

  7. This is a great post. Christmas is coming at us like a train so it's definitely needed to have a plan in place

  8. Great tips! I'm pretty organised so I'm pretty much done with Christmas already - I have a few last gifts to buy but that's it! My Mum and I have already ordered our frozen stuff for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner and are storing it away in the freezer so we really don't have much left to do between now and then! Although I always make sure I have a huge declutter at the end of each year, which I'm hoping to do this week!


  9. I like to plan and am an avid list maker, so this is such a great post. I do most of these anyway and I think I got all the wrapping paper & cards in October! lol :)

    Sarah x ||

  10. Cleaning the house really is an important step. It gives you that spring cleaning feeling, but after the house is festive. Helps with navigating any crazy guests you might have. Plus it helps with clean up. Thanks for your list.

  11. Great post! I am such a planner when it comes to Christmas. I made a wish list and even shopping list for everyone. I have definitely had an organised Christmas this year, pretty much everything is done! Now just to wrap and write Christmas cards. Thank-you for a great post!

    Gemma |

  12. The only thing I've got covered for Christmas is my christmas recipes. Beyond that, nothing! I still have so many presents to do. Although my brothers and I did decide on a budget for our parents' gifts!

  13. These are such amazing tips, especially about a budget. I did a budget this year and actually came in under which made me so happy!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  14. Great post, I'll definitely be using some of these tips x

    Beth /

  15. Love this post! I've been having a mega clean the last few weeks to make sure the house is looking fresh! xx

  16. I'm glad to read this now. I am a real procrastinator! So your suggestions are just what I need to hear!

  17. I think I’ve maybe gone down the opposite route and bought too much wrapping paper this year �� I went all out and got brown and white plain paper, and loads of different coloured twine! I’m so excited to get into my Christmas present wrapping ☺️ Great tips - I’ll need to restock my cupboards after exams for all the baking I plan to do!

    Beka |

  18. The fact that Christmas is right around the corner is blowing my mind lol. Great tips!

  19. I love your spread :D I haven't done Christmas lists in a while. Going to do that now along with my countdown to Christmas xo

  20. Such great tips! For me the biggest part of prepping is deciding what I'm going to cook! Checking you have enough wrapping paper is a good one, but it's always the tape that I forget to check x



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