You have remembered the deadline and pre-ordered your Christmas food from your local supermarket range, have compiled a gift list and begun making your way through your Christmas shopping, and have even made family plans for the big day.
While you have got the big things in hand, with so much going on, there are lots of little things that can be easy to forget. So, to help prevent last-minute stress and avoid the crazy Christmas rush, make sure you use this checklist. By thinking ahead and having these essentials on hand, you are sure to have the most enjoyable and successful Christmas yet.
Lots of Wrapping Paper
Depending on when you sit down to wrap your mountain of gifts, running out of paper could be a disaster. As such, to avoid a stressful Christmas Eve, make sure you are prepared by grabbing an extra roll or two when you buy your Christmas wrapping. It may also be a good idea to stock up on ribbons, bows and plenty of tape to go with it, too.
You may put a lot of thought into your Christmas table layout, from place cards and a festive centre piece, to a new dinner service or runner. In addition, when preparing your table, it may be a good idea to plan ahead and select more expensive crackers. With nicer finishes and containing better items, they are sure to please everyone on the 25th.
Don’t Forget Batteries
Whether you have little ones or are buying presents for young family members, if you are planning on buying them toys, remember to double check if they require batteries. If so, make sure to add batteries to your Christmas shopping list and either keep them in a drawer or give with the gift, as this will help to avoid disappointed faces on the big day.
Snacks and Nibbles
After a huge festive feast, both you and your guests are likely to be feeling more than a little full. That being said, we all enjoy little nibbles and snacks on Christmas day, so make sure you stock up. This could include a luxury cheese selection, some premium crisps, or a nice box of speciality Thorntons toffee that you can pass around.
Christmas Day Entertainment
Finally, while Christmas Day is exciting, after opening presents and devouring dinner, you may be stuck wondering what to do. Thankfully, you can avoid this situation altogether by planning some entertainment. This could include investing in a new family-friendly board game or selecting a movie from the festive films on Netflix.