We may hate it when Cracker Barrel starts putting their Christmas decor up in August, but you know, they might be doing you a favor! If you buy your gifts that early, you’ll be far less stressed when the holidays arrive!
I actually try to buy most every gift months ahead of time. I want great stuff marked down, so every time I’m out shopping, I have my eyes open for a bargain. I try to have all my Christmas shopping done by October or November.
I even purchase random baby shower and wedding shower gifts, as well as hostess gifts for that invitation that catches me off-guard.
Once the gifts have been purchased, I write down what I bought under the receiver’s name. I use the maker board pictured on this post, but you could also use a simple notebook. I keep the board hanging in the closet where I
hide keep the gifts. That way I know exactly what I’ve already purchased and what gifts I still need to be shopping for.
If you haven’t started buying for the holidays, now is a good time to start! There can be some really great sales in August. Make your purchase, then write it down so you’ll know what you have stashed away!
Anyone else have tips for buying early and keeping it organized?