Fewer than 70 days left until Christmas! Hurry up for gifts!
There are fewer than 70 days left until Christmas, they seem so many, but often we find ourselves in the last days to choose gifts and this is a shame. Gifts are a pleasure for those who receive them, but also for those who gives them, choosing gift late run the risk of choosing the wrong gift or forgetting someone.
Here are the 5 tips to do things best and not to be too late to choose.
1) Make a list of people you want to make a gift
It seems trivial, but we always forget someone, and for Christmas you can not forget anybody: close relatives (mom, dad, siblings, children, wives, husbands, fiancee), fellow relatives, best friends, colleagues, neighbor that water the plants when you are on vacation (maybe in Tuscany) and the more you have the more you do!
2) Decide the budget for each gifts
Each gift has a cost, how much we spend we decide it but be careful: many gifts do not necessarily mean great budget, gifts can be big or small, the important thing is that they are made with the heart. They can be gifts made by others, bought in a shop or something done by us: a drawing, a handmade scarf, homemade jams or biscuits; and if you are not able to do it yourself ask to some friends to help you, it will be an opportunity to spend time together.
3) Choose what kind of gift
For each person a gift, of course, but this does not detract from the fact that the same gift may be valid for more people, maybe the jam or biscuits goes well for everyone, they will be sweet and welcome gifts, certainly. If you want to buy a great leather handbag it will be the perfect item for a professional, a set of kitchen knives will please for mom, ox cutlery is the gift for the wife, a leather wallet or a hunting knife most suitable for husbands or fathers. The possibilities are endless.
4) Where to buy
You can buy around the city, maybe while you are out for a job break, or in your city or on the internet where items often cost less and if you order everything in the same place (maybe at www.madeinfirenze.it) you can optimize shipping costs!
5) Write the greeting cards
Greeting cards attached to gifts may seem superfluous but they are useful for two reasons: first, you can explain the gift choice and say the right words of affection; second, are useful for those who receive the gift to know who, among many packages, made that specific gift. Do not forget this part, no gift is complete without a nice greeting card, better if hand made by you.
When to buy:
Begin buying in October so you have time to search for what you need; if you order from the internet remember to ordered before the end of November, after that date you risk that the couriers have delays due to too much work to do or your parcel could be lost and you will not have time to buy a new gift in replacement.
And remember, before you start thinking and preparing the gifts, the more your gifts will be beautiful!