an idea for making your shopping just a bit easier. Richard and I Have already begun Christmas shopping and, because I really don’t like shopping, I was determined to be efficient and accomplish some of the difficult holiday chores.
We don’t purchase a great deal of gifts, but it does begin to get muddled after a few hours. Even more muddling is when I get ready to wrap the gifts. It’s easy to mix up the gifts that are similar, especially the grandchildren’s gifts.
Of course we make a list of names and gift ideas, but I also write the names on stickers. Rich holds on to the list and I keep the stickers. Once we find a gift, I stick the recipient’s name on it. If we plan to buy another item for that recipient, I write the name on another sticker.
The great thing to see is an empty sticker page, because that means we’re done! Everyone has a Christmas gift from Grandmay and Poppa.
When I’m ready to wrap, there’s no confusion or worry of who gets what…the stickers tell me exactly who each gift is for. I leave the sticker on the gift because these little circles aren’t very large. Although removing price tags isn’t much of a problem anymore, occasionally I’ll find one on the box. If that’s the case, I cover it with the sticker eliminating one more little problem for when I wrap gifts.
If you give my sticker system a try, let me know how it works for you. I’m pretty sure you’ll find it helps both while shopping and later when gift-wrapping.