By Anna Post
I wish you all a joyous holiday season! Here area few tips for buying and giving gifts without succumbing to stress.
- Get their wish list.
Ask people for hints or even a wish list--you don't need to be a mind reader!
- Trust your judgment.
Forget about being afraid the gift isn’t “perfect.” If you think the person will like it, chances are they will.
- Stick to your budget.
Spending more than you should takes the fun out of gift giving. There’s nothing more stressful than overspending—and feeling uneasy about it.
- Buy it when you see it.
If you’re shopping at the last minute and see a sweater that your mom would love, buy it. It probably won’t be there when you look again.
- Wrap as you go.
Get your wrapping supplies together--paper, scissors, tape, tags, and ribbon and bows--and wrap presents as you buy them. This keeps you relaxed the night before a holiday, and keeps prying eyes from getting an early peek!