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May Christmas Prep: How to Prepare for Christmas this Month

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


May Christmas Prep

It’s still early in the year but if you read the January Christmas Prep post you know that the goal is to make progress each month so the holidays don’t catch us off guard. This year we’re taking a little time around the 25th of every month to prepare for the holidays and make progress on all aspects of planning and gift giving.


Last month we focused on the children in our lives with great finds centered around Easter and Easter baskets. This month we are focusing on our parents! With Mother's Day fresh in our minds and Father's day right around the corner, there are a lot of resources for great gifts for our parents.


Review the Mother's Day gift ideas that circulated this month for great gift ideas for mom! If there were a few things that your mom said you wanted, or if you were debating between a few ideas to give her, get that second gift to cross her off your Christmas List.


Mother's Day Gift Guides and Resources:


Father's Day is right around the corner! Evaluate every Father's Day Gift Guide with a shrewd eye so you can purchase Dad's gift for Father's Day and for Christmas. Get a head start by checking out these gift guides:


Father's Day Gift Guides and Resources:

 

A Quick Recap of this Year:


January Christmas Prep

In January we took the time to review last Christmas. We updated our gift spreadsheets with all of the gifts that we gave during Christmas. All of the clothes, toys, gadgets and stocking stuffers were noted, as well as their recipient’s reactions to these gifts.


We also talked about setting a budget for Christmas by setting aside a monthly stipend for the holiday season with a direct deposit amount or just a calendar reminder, or simply planning to purchase a gift each month so you don’t have to think of all the gift ideas at the end of the year.



February Christmas Prep

In February we started to think about what to give for Christmas gifts. I get it, it’s early but gift giving is what this site is all about! This month we are getting strategic about gifts and gift ideas for Christmas. Let’s start thinking of ideas for gifts based on the resources recently presented to us.

In layman’s terms, look at all of the Valentine’s Day gift guides for Christmas ideas.



March Christmas Prep

In March we focused on the changing of the seasons. With the weather getting warmer, Spring cleaning is about to be in full swing. People will be donating things they didn't use or throwing away items that can't be reused. Listen to what the people in your life are saying they need for this new season. Many of us state out loud

what we need, in passing, and only

occasionally go about buying that item for ourselves.



April Christmas Prep

In April we paid special attention to all of the gift ideas that flooded your inboxes for Easter! Easter is a great time to stock up on gifts for the little ones in your life. All of the Easter basket ideas are perfect to use as recommendations to start getting the ideas churning for Christmas. Look at all of the components of a great Easter basket as the components of a great Christmas

gift and stocking stuffers.


 

Next month we’ll circle back and work on making progress in another area so you’re prepared for the end of the year.



Very Happy Planning!



VHM



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