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Here are some tips if you struggle every year to buy a Christmas present.
1. TAKE NOTES. TALK, THINK & WANT
I have learned that people are really happy if they receive something they truly want. And let's be honest...how many times have you received something that you didn't want to receive?
Good, now that you have admitted it, here is what you have to do: talk with your family, your friends, your girlfriend or boyfriend and see what are their needs. What they want but maybe they can't afford, for some reason. Open the Notes app on your phone and create a list: OK so...my mom wants this scarf and this jacket and this...maybe I can manage to buy the jacket for her.
2. PLAN A BUDGET
Planning is a good option when you don't have the possibility of spending or splurging too much money on Christmas gifts.
Do a little budget plan: try to divide the people you are going to buy the gifts and then separate your money for each person. Also, try to make a fair split and also maybe you can save some bits for you.
3. SAVE MONEY FOR YOURSELF
You deserve a little Christmas treat.
From...you to...you? Yeah, you! If you want, save some little money for yourself. Go and buy that scarf you saw in Zara. It's nothing wrong here. 💁
4. WRAP IT UP!
Many stores can offer free wrapping this season so this is a good opportunity to save money.
Though, if you want to do some DIY wrapping then buy some wrapping paper (there are some cute and inexpensive ones in stores such as Lidl/Aldi - or in bookstores, at the office supplies sections). Then, arm yourself with scotch and glue, scissors and start wrapping!
The joy of destroying those papers in the Christmas morning...💖
5. IS COOL TO RECEIVE, BUT IT'S AMAZING TO GIVE
I don't know about you, but I do really enjoy all this Christmas-gifts-hunting.
It means being careful to details, knowing some facts about the ones you really care and so on.
I personally love to give presents more than to receive. I feel happy when they have those faces: Ah, you got me a present, I didn't expect that. I have to admit though that sometimes I expect to receive gifts but then I realize that I made a gift to the people that matter to me and my thoughts about receiving something are gone.
6. AND THE FINAL STEP...HAVE A MERRY, WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!
With your family and your closest friends!
17 days until Christmas 🎅🎄