you want to buy for and work out a budget for how much you want to spend on each person.
that the receiver wouldn’t normally buy for themselves.
or experience that could trigger a gift idea.
write a list of their favourite things, activities, food and brands to get your creative juices flowing!
as a family or friendship group, do a big family/friends Secret Santa, which means you can focus on one person.
then head out to the high street to enjoy the Christmassy feel!
bring a friend, partner or family member to help with the decision-making and bag-carrying, have a long lunch and plan something for the evening, to really get you in the Christmas spirit.
(such as a box of chocolates) in case someone just drops by. (If you have no unexpected guests, it’s a treat for you!)
can make gift wrapping even more enjoyable. For an extra-special touch, add a gift tag with a personal message for the recipient, or tie the present with ribbon in their favourite colour.
schedule in a time you can exchange presents. Invite friends over for a mince pie before the craziness of the season really descends.