As we enter December, the countdown to Christmas begins and the stress of the festive season can soon become overwhelming.  We all want that picture-perfect day filled with unique gifts, party games and of course a tasty Christmas dinner. However, once the excitement fades it often leaves us feeling deflated.

To stop that Christmas burnout this year, here are my top tricks to make sure that Christmas 2021 is one to remember.


The one fear everyone shares over Christmas is overspending. We are all desperate for the latest tech and fashion trends, but the most valued gifts often are the ones that go beyond the materialistic.

If you are someone who can’t stay on budget, why not try some mobile apps that allow you to monitor your spending so you can stay on track. “Christmas Gift List app is an easy application that allows you to “create endless gift lists for everyone you need to buy for, and you can set a custom budget for each person. Once you add gifts to a list, you can mark them as bought and wrapped—because a present isn’t complete without some fancy gift tags! A handy stats page shows you how many days left until Christmas, how much you’ve spent against your budget, and how many gifts you have left to buy”

The perfect solution to avoid panic buying!

Get Creative

If you want to enjoy the festive fun whilst you’re at home, try and get creative. Why not try and create some hand-made gifts for your loved ones or embrace your inner chef and bake some gingerbread houses. 

It is often the hand-made gifts that are received with the most appreciation.  We are so quick to run to the high-street or scroll for hours online to find a gift that we often miss the opportunity to get crafting.

Stay Safe

As the festive celebrations begin, steps can be taken to make sure that everyone is safe. Whilst it is important to enjoy spending quality time with friends and family it is vital that keeping people safe is a top priority. So before gathering with large groups of people, make sure you test regularly and make sure your gatherings are carefully considered before going ahead.

Be Kind

Most importantly, be kind. Kindness and generosity go a long way all year round, but Christmas is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation to those around you.

Whilst spending time with your family exchanging gifts is such a big part of this time of year why not try something different this year. If you can show a little kindness through volunteering or spending time with those less fortunate, the smallest act of kindness can go a long way.

Let’s all get ready for a wonderful Christmas and take stress and panic off the Christmas list this year!


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