For totally stress free gift buying, it is best to plan ahead. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s day and Christmas all happen on the same date each year, so there is no excuse to forget them! Schedule all your important dates on a wall calendar, diary or computer, then work a month in advance. For example in March buy the gifts you need for April, in April buy those for May and so on.
It might also be worthwhile stocking up on a few “generic gifts” such as wine or scented candles for emergencies or last minute invitations.
If you plan ahead, you will not only enjoy stress free gift buying but you will also most certainly save money – you will be able to shop during the sales or spot bargain gifts all year around rather than spending extra on last minute gifts.
For more on great gift giving visit our Gift Guide and check out our article “Get Organised and Start Enjoying Shopping for Presents“