Here’s a free printable Christmas gift list organizer for you to use in 2019!
When I was young, my parents would take my three brothers and me to Dollar Tree and we would pick out a gift for each other.
It was a lot of fun hunting for each other’s gifts and making sure we didn’t see what we had gotten each other.
The best part was all of my Christmas shopping was done in one evening and I spent less than 5 bucks!
If only Christmas shopping were still that easy. 🙂
Several years ago, I started keeping track of Christmas gifts by making a list in early fall.
On the list I wrote names, gift ideas, and checked off when the gift was purchased. I like to write my gift ideas in pencil so that I can easily erase them if my ideas change.
Making a gift list now instead of in December allows you time to look for and purchase gifts early rather than waiting until the last minute.
You can easily keep track of all the gifts you need to give this year with this FREE Christmas gift list printable! It is the ONLY page I am giving away for free that is included in the Christmas Planner Printable.
If you want to relax in December and really savor the Christmas season, you need the entire Christmas planner.
3 Ways to Simplify Christmas Gift Giving.
1. Choose a theme gift that you give to everyone or most everyone.
I like to choose a similar gift for all of the adults and a similar gift for all of the kids as much as possible. Then personalize the gifts for each person.
For example, my aunt is great at giving theme gifts. One year she gave all of the kids blankets. My blanket had flowers on it that matched my bedroom. My brothers’ blankets each had their favorite sports teams on them. Those blankets were well used and loved!
Themed gifts could be travel drink cups, mugs, calendars, bedroom slippers, food, board games, books, magazine subscriptions, or skin care products. The ideas are truly endless!
Pick an item (theme) and then personalize it with initials, favorite colors, favorite sports teams, favorite snacks, or hobbies.
2. Give handmade gifts that you don’t have to make!
Handmade gifts are fun to receive, but they take a lot of work to make.
A few years ago, I gave everyone handmade gifts without putting in all the time and effort. My childhood friend runs the business Nourishingly Natural where she sells handmade, herb infused natural skincare products.
She has products for men, women, and even babies.
Her peppermint lotion smells so good! And I love seeing all of her beautiful products on Instagram.
There are SO many handmade products that you can find on Etsy! Of course I have my printables Etsy store there, but if you are looking for specific handmade gifts, it’s a great place to look.
3. Order Christmas Gifts Online.
Over the last two years, I have ordered countless gifts online and it has saved me time, money, and my sanity. For Christmas this year, I plan to order as many items as possible online and avoid the stores like a plague!
I love using Amazon* which has just about everything you could ever want.
In the past I have used Walmart’s Site to Store program. With this program, you can purchase anything online and have it sent to the store with free shipping!
That way you can still get Wal-mart’s low prices, but you don’t have to walk around the store. Win! Win!Savor the Christmas season this year instead of running around overwhelmed with all the things by getting your copy of the Christmas Planner!
Other Posts in This Series:
Week 1 – Christmas Card Planning
Week 3 – Menu Planning and Shopping
Week 4 – Prepare for Guests and Travel