The holidays are here! That means a spirit of joy will be in the air. This time of year should be a time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. However, often times we get bogged down with stress—especially when it comes to buying gifts.
Holiday gift-buying doesn’t need to be stressful! As with most things, there’s etiquette to buying holiday gifts. We’ve gathered our top 3 tips to de-stress holiday gifts:
- Tip the people who provide a service you can’t live without.
This includes people like the mailman, shampoo girl at your salon and your newspaper delivery boy. The gift for them is simple—cash. $10 is a great starting point, but you should always consider the special things they’ve done for you. This is your chance to thank them for being so helpful!
- Don’t attend Holiday parties empty-handed.
Whether it’s a bottle of wine you grab on the way over or a succulent chocolate cake you spent an afternoon baking, always bring something along to a holiday party. If your friends are kind enough to open their house for an evening, the least you can do is provide a bit of refreshment.
- The invitation say “Please, no Gifts”…refer to rule #2.
Like we said before, don’t show up empty-handed. IF there’s no formal gift exchange, a bottle of wine or dessert is still a lovely gesture for the host(s).
Now that you’ve de-stressed about holiday gifts, take some time to sit back and relax! Grab a mug of coca, your favorite fuzzy slippers, and enjoy an evening around the fireplace with your friends and family. =)
Do you have Christmas gift etiquette tips? We’d love to hear them! Share yours below.