Stress Free Christmas Part 3: Picking Christmas Presents

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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




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? πŸ™‚

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..)

Catch up on Part 1: Christmas Budget

Catch up on Part 2: Making Christmas lists and checking them twice

Colette Broomhead

I am a 30 something mother of 2 little boys and I live with them and my husband in Nottingham. My passions are my family and friends, my kitchen, my cookery books and all things food and drink!

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