Write to-do lists
Setting a budget and writing a Christmas to-do list will clear your mind and simplify the whole process. Creating separate lists for food, décor and gifts will help you to stay on track as you shop.
Shop for Christmas cards and wrapping paper
One of the advantages of shopping for Christmas cards and wrapping paper ahead of time is that you can choose from the new range as soon as it hits the shelves. If you prefer browsing online, add a few extras to the cart for those inevitable last-minute cards and gifts.
Make your guests feel at home
If you’re expecting guests this holiday season, make sure that you have enough towels and bed linen for regular replenishment and write a Christmas shopping list to ensure that your fridge is stocked up with their favourite food and drinks.