Reduce your Christmas shopping stress by emulating Santa. Make your list first, then check it twice to make sure you have a list of all the people you want to appreciate this Christmas. Create a budget that YOU can live with and feel good about. Start early, use Black Friday to get good deals and do bulk shopping to help you fit in your budget.
If you have too many people on the list or your budget is very limited, consider smaller gifts for people that you want to remember but you don’t want to break the bank on. Here’s an idea. Buy a candle from the dollar store and wrap it in some pretty tissue or wrapping paper and attach a card saying “You have been a bright and fragrant light in my life.” This is an easy way to remember people without adding a lot to your budget. You can do the same with so many small inexpensive gifts just by personalizing a message on how that person has impacted your life and how it relates to the small gift you have chosen.