With a million and one things to think about at Christmas, it’s only natural that one or two things may slip to the back of your mind, or get forgotten about completely. After all, we can only be superheroes 364 days of the year, surely?
We’ve made a list of some of the most common things that people forget about in a bid to avoid the last minute stomach drop when you realise on Christmas Eve that you’ve forgotten the turkey. (Ok, we don’t think anyone is quite that bad, but still).
Seems a little obvious, but then some of the easiest things to forget are. If doing some of your shopping online, why not look for stores that offer cards as well? That way you can tick two things off your list at once. Charity cards are a great way to spread a little more Christmas cheer and are a lovely way to donate to your favourite cause. Or you could even make cards your own like we do.
That one gift
There always seems to be one person that turns up at your house who you’d just altogether completely forgot to buy for. Or even worse, they hand you over a gift and you have nothing to give them back. It’s always a good idea to keep a bunch of spare xmas gifts that would suit a whole host of people at home in case of these social emergencies. You can find gifts to suit lots of people by clicking here.
A daft one, but one you’ll be kicking yourself for when you’ve organised all the kid’s presents under the tree, and then have no idea whose is whose. You could get stickers to identify the kid’s ones, and then fancy gift tags for those recipients that you’re trying hard to impress.
It’s always the same every year – too many people, too few chairs. Aim to get things organised a good few days in advance, so it’s one less thing to stress about on the big day. Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to contribute to the chairs!
Christmas dinner essentials
There always seems to be one ingredient that just slips our minds whilst we do the dreaded big food shop, whether it’s stuffing, cranberry sauce or gravy. The best way to avoid this is to check, double check and then check again (and hope there’s a supermarket open nearby on Christmas Eve).
Having lots of things to wrap can have a slight negative effect on your sanity, but also your sellotape. Make sure you have a huge supply so that you’re not left looking around the house for other sticky things that could suffice to stick the paper together.
You won’t be very popular on Christmas morning if you’ve forgotten the key to make the little ones’ shiny new presents work. Make sure you practically have a cupboard full of them to avoid trembling bottom lips come dinner time. Oh, and double check which type of battery your child’s toy will need!