The holidays may be the most cheerful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest time of the year. Gift giving can be a huge task because you feel like you have to give every person on your list a meaningful and personalized gift—even though all you want to do is buy a bunch of Target gift cards and call it a day.
But, thanks to the Thirty Handmade Days blog, there’s now a way where you can have the best of both worlds: a simple shopping strategy and thoughtful gifts for the most important people on your list (spouse, kids). Everyone gets four gifts: something they want, something they need, something they’ll wear and something they’ll read.
Once you’re working with this framework, you can tweak it to your own family’s situation. “Need” might be some more socks since your spouse has been complaining about holes, for example. “Wear” doesn’t have to be clothing, it can be a piece of jewelry. And “Read” can be a book, a magazine subscription or perhaps a Kindle if you’re splurging a bit.
The want/need/wear/read strategy is a good way to put a limit on gifts for children, which can get out of hand if you let it. Of course, you can throw in some stocking stuffers (and whatever Santa brings is up to him), but at least the kids will know what to expect from mom and dad.
We love this idea because it helps you focus while shopping, instead of wandering aimlessly from store to store in search of the perfect gift. And, to make it even easier Thirty Handmade Days has some cute little gift tags that you can print out to stick on each present. So, head on over there to download them now!
Get ready for your least stressful Christmas yet— as far as the gift-giving department is concerned!
[h/t: Thirty Handmade Days]