The malls are a mess and I find myself in the precarious position of needing a few more presents for under the tree. Translation: I’m a little freaked out.
Now, I normally have all my holiday gift shopping planned and done by early fall thanks to my handy Holiday Expense Tracking Spreadsheet and a little thoughtful pre-planning. But after getting married, packing my suitcase, and heading off to Europe on a honeymoon (with Carl), I’m seriously behind this year.
Maybe you are too. So I’m going through my holiday archives and sharing the most popular posts for those facing a last minute dash to get to the holiday finish line. Don’t let a little holiday stress cost you.
Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
These are silly, helpful, mostly useful, and fun.
Yes, you can do a little holiday giving for a buck or two.
The S’mores in a Jar are my personal favorite.
Stocking stuffers, gifts for friends, gifts for teachers, and family gifts don’t have to cost a lot.
Sneaky Santas can turn Christmas into a holiday hunt.
Tiny tarts make the perfect hostess gift!
Skip the costly kitsch and decorate your table with the stuff you already own.
Making homemade crackers is a snap with these step-by-step instructions.
Spruce up your home without the pine needles.
- How to make a Softie Christmas Tree (includes a free printable sewing pattern)
It’s a Wrap!
You don’t need to spend a cent on wrapping paper.
Top your gift with a cheerful homemade gift tag. Add a little paint, use a colorful marker, or get the kids to crayon outside the lines.
Finally, don’t stress over any of this holiday stuff. Your family (probably) still loves you. And it’s OK if the cat topples the tree (again) this year — it’s only a dang tree. Love, Kerry