With only 12 weeks to go until Christmas, we at Halia Rose have been trying to get organised and think about presents for those hard-to-buy people in our lives.
Every year we always seem to be in the same boat and somehow the time disappears too quickly and we end up struggling at the last minute for present ideas, only to find that our carefully chosen and thoughtful gift is now out of stock or can’t be delivered in time. So with that in mind, here are our top 5 tips to beat the Christmas countdown!
1. START NOW
Have a think about the family members and friends you need to buy gifts for this year and brainstorm a few ideas for each. If you struggle to think of anything, no problem, just write their name on the list and leave the present idea blank. Our brains have a clever way of subconsciously thinking of things when our mind isn’t actively doing so – a little idea may pop up when you least expect it.
2. KEEP A LIST
Wherever it is (on your smartphone, in a notebook etc), keep a list to hand and whenever that gift idea pops into your head you can jot it down in one of our Mama Notes Notebooks. It also saves you having to remember what you are planning to buy or have already bought.
3. THE ART OF SUBTLTY
If you have no idea what to buy and like to gift something thoughtful, why not keep an eye out if and when you see them (we’re not suggesting rummaging through their house!) but be conscious to see if there is anything they need. You could also ask them (subtly or not!!) if there is anything they’d like.
4. BUY NOW!
If you see what you are looking for, then buy it NOW! If you leave it closer to Christmas, it may be out of stock or no longer available. This is also a fab way of spreading out the cost so you don’t have lots of outgoings all at the same time.
Once you’ve done all your shopping, you can relax with one of our gorgeous Sassy Mama candles, be smug that everything is bought and wrapped and enjoy that glass of mulled wine (or two!) in the days before Christmas rather than battling with all the other shoppers to find that perfect last minute gift!
Do you have any other tips? We'd love to hear them - pop them in the comments below..
And if you’re looking for inspiration for that mama (or stylish granny!) who has everything…check out the beautiful Halia Rose jewellery collection. Feminine and fun accessories which are non-toxic, stylish and practical to wear when looking after babies and young children.