I know, I know!! It is ridiculous to be talking about Christmas this early in the year. I am sure you will NOT want to be hearing about xmas gift buying etc. just at the moment. But because we want to be able to bring you so many great resources and guides for Christmas this year… well I’m afraid we are starting early!
There are now 89 days left until Christmas… and over the next couple of months we are planning a series of posts that we hope could help make some of our Christmas gift buying and organising a little bit easier.
First off, we want to start with general tips on Christmas Gift Planning, like making up a master gift list, setting your budget etc.
Then we are thinking of doing a series of Christmas Gift Guides:
- for neighbours, co-workers and friends
- for aunts/uncles and other miscellaneous relations
- for grandparents
- for children
- for women
- for men
- for different interests & personalities (gardeners, creative types, pet lovers etc.)
These guides will feature gifts from The Paper Package (after all, they are the only ones we know much about!) but also homemade & handmade gift ideas and (where we can find the information) lists of the “most popular” gifts for each category.
We also want to share with you some other Christmas-sy stuff like:
- xmas decorating
- xmas food + drink
- teacher gift ideas (for the end of the school year)
- secret santa gift ideas
- free printable gift tags and cards
- creative xmas gift wrapping
- last minute gift ideas
and anything else that comes up in the meantime!
So, apologies for scaring anybody with the Christmas talk, but the earlier we start planning the more relaxed our Christmas will be (or that’s the theory anyway :))
A post on Christmas Gift Planning will be up on Friday… until then we’d love you to check out the first of our Christmas Gift Boxes for 2011 to be added to the website (there’s only 3 finished so far). And we’d be really interested in your thoughts & ideas on what you think makes a great Christmas gift basket or hamper…