I know it's early, but...

I need to mention the C-word. No not the swear word! And not the pandemic related one either… the one ending in ‘hristmas’. 

It may only be October, but I’m a firm believer that the best way to have a stress-free Christmas is to get organised early on. I’ve tried to do my bit by getting my NEW Christmas Penguin line up and running in plenty of time! Whether someone is celebrating their first Christmas, or you just need a little stocking filler, it’s definitely worth a browse.

Not got your Christmas hat on yet? No problem - here are 5 top tips to get your Christmas shopping sorted in 2020!

  1. Make a list (and check it twice!)
    You may not need to get quite as many presents as the big guy himself, but there’s a reason Santa has his list. It’s best to be organised before we get started, the last thing you want is to forget someone!
  1. Budget
    This is the boring bit, but it’s a good idea to have a rough idea of your budget before you hit the shops, we all know how easy it is to get carried away at Christmas.
  1. Get started ASAP
    One thing’s for sure, we’ll all be doing a lot more of our Christmas shopping online this year. My advice – don’t leave it to the last minute! I can’t be the only on who’s been sat biting my nails on Christmas eve praying the postie delivers the goods. Getting your orders in nice and early helps to avoid any postal delays and makes the run up to Christmas a LOT less stressful.
  1. Shop small!
    It’s been a pretty tough year for everyone, especially small businesses. If you can support a small or local business this Christmas, please do, it really does mean so much! Check out our NEW Christmas line here.
  1. Enjoy it!
    Christmas shouldn’t be stressful and with the year we’ve had, it feels a bit like this is all we’ve got to look forward to. So, do exactly that - enjoy the process, the shopping, and put simply, have a wonderful Christmastime!

 

Bonus tip for the win .... just a final note to say, Christmas can be stressful, but please, when dealing with small businesses, please act with respect. I am so fortunate to have amazing customers, something I am grateful for,  but sadly other businesses aren't.

If the courier is delayed, they've sold out, or you can't afford something, please don't shout at them! Sadly this is incredibly common ... but if you start planning NOW, it will be a smooth journey to Christmas!