Stress Free Christmas Part 3: Picking Christmas Presents
Choosing Christmas Presents? Try some ‘Windows’ Shopping…
Sorry – that may have been my worst pun yet. Anyway – this week is all about browsing the great worldwide web in search of Christmas gift inspiration. Not a bad way to spend an hour or so, I reckon!
I recently discovered the rather addictive joys of Pinterest and now I want to encourage those of you who don’t already use it to have a go! It’s the perfect way to collate all of your Christmas shopping ideas. Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps.
Three steps to Pinterest Picked Christmas Presents
Step 1: Sign up to Pinterest!
If you already have an account then you’re ahead of the game and can skip ahead to the next step.
Step 2: Create a ‘Christmas Presents’ board
This is basically creating a folder for yourself where you can store any of the ideas that you find for people’s presents whilst browsing the internet for inspiration. It’s a good idea to make it a private board so your potential ‘giftees’ can’t see it!
Step 3: Get browsing!
This is the best bit! You need to dig out the Christmas Gift List that you completed in Part 2 (Here’s My Guide to a Stress Free Christmas: Part 2 in case you missed it!) and get browsing for inspiration. I usually start with some of my favourite shops or sites – here are a few to get you started…
Lakeland – they always have a great Christmas selection. I can happily while away a few hours just browsing on their website
M&S – usually there’s some sort of ‘buy 2, get the 3rd free’ deal to take advantage of
Boots – great for the obligatory ‘smellies’, plus they usually have some good deals too
Argos – usually pretty competitive when it comes to presents for the kids
Waterstones – I can’t remember the last time I didn’t buy at least one person a book for Christmas!
If you already have something in mind that you’re searching for then these sites are great and usually good for a deal or two
BONUS POINT ALERT!!
I have created an example Christmas Present board on my Pinterest account – follow my ‘Stress Free Christmas – Example Christmas Gifts Ideas‘ board to take a look!
While you’re at it, why not follow my Eat Drink Cook board too? 🙂
Please keep in touch!
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you’ve found this guide useful or if you have any other tips for a Stress Free Christmas.
Take me to Part 4! – Pickling Presents
(or Homemade Gifts for those of you who are less fond of alliteration..)