Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and harmony, but it can quickly turn into a time of stress if you fail to properly prepare for it. Leave things too late and you’ll be running around like a headless turkey, worrying about how much you have to do and how little time you have to do it.

Christow looks at the benefits of planning for the festive season early, so you can be relaxing by the fireplace with a warming glass of mulled wine before the countdown to Christmas starts.

Start Early

It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping.

Buying your food and presents early, rather than leaving everything to the last minute, will save you from spending all of your money in one go, meaning you’ll have more to spend on yourself when Christmas finally comes around.

Cranberry margarita, anyone?

Make A List, Check It Twice

 Let’s face it, there’s an awful lot to organise over the festive season. Forget one little thing, be it a present for your partner or the all-important Christmas pud, and things can turn very sour, very quickly.

 That’s why it’s important to create a list. No, we’re not talking about a list of presents you want from Santa Claus, but a list of things you need to do.

Thankfully, there are lots of apps that allow you to create a list and check it twice. If you prefer to do things a little old school, grab yourself a pen and paper and tick your list off as you go.

Just A Thought

Starting your Christmas shopping early allows you to put more time, thought and consideration into what you’re buying for people.

Rather than panic buying something they’ll take back as soon as the shops open, it allows you to buy something a little more personal that you know they’ll treasure forever.

Give Me Space

Crowds are as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies and cranberry sauce, only they’re nowhere near as palatable. In fact, they’re downright stressful.

By buying your prezzies early, you can avoid battling your way through a swarm of half-crazed Christmas shoppers, only to find the present you’re after is out of stock and the queue at the supermarket checkout is longer than The Great Wall Of China.

One More Thing

The downside of buying a present early is that if the recipient doesn’t like it, it could be too late to take it back. At Christow, we’re happy to offer a full refund within 28 days for unwanted items. For goods purchased in December, this period is extended until the end of January.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

If you still haven’t decorated your home for the festive season, you’ll find everything you need at Christow. Add seasonal sparkle to your home with colourful string lights, stunning silhouettes, beautiful pre-lit trees, gorgeous LED candles and more.

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