Next printable, gifting! You can download your sheet here. Note, this sheet is for you to use all year long in preparation for Christmas 2017!
Let me set the scene for you. December 23. Hubby wakes up and realizes he still has shopping to do. I have free time because I'm a planning geek and everything is done, so I offer to drive him to Target. WOW. That parking lot and those lines! Nope, not for me! Don't get caught in that position!
As you know, I like to have my shopping done by Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday at the very latest. I do not shop on Thanksgiving, and I do not shop on Black Friday unless it's at a local merchant.
I started tracking gift giving in my Christmas Journal for multiple reasons. First, I like to pick up on gifts people mention all year long. If you hear your sister say, "I would love to get new beach towels," in July, make a note. Second, it's equally important to note gifts that were total failures. We've had our share of bad gifting as well! Finally, budgeting. Don't charge up the cards with money you don't have. Instead save through an automatic plan all year long or pull your budget from your tax returns.
With some planning and budgeting for gifts, you'll be able to score those beach towels, painlessly, when they're available AND become known as a gifting rockstar!