Christmas Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

It’s common knowledge that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year, with expectations at an all time high and even more things on your to-do list than usual. Here at Spicers we have come up with three top tips to help minimise stress, and put the fun back into the festive season.

Plan, plan, plan

One of the most simple ways to stay on top of everything this Christmas is to make sure you plan ahead. Keeping a comprehensive schedule of everything you need to do is a great way to break things down into manageable tasks, which can easily slot into your day-to-day agenda in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Don’t forget to take into account office closures and busy postal delivery services which could hinder your well made plans.

All of Spicers’ corporate hampers are delivered by 24 hour courier to the UK mainland, helping to diminish delivery worries.

Start shopping early

Everyone knows that leaving things to the last minute is a sure-fire way to cause a surge in stress levels, so the way to combat this is simple – start shopping early. If you have tons of present shopping to fit into your already fit-to-burst work schedule, then getting ahead of the curve and shopping early is a seriously good idea.

Create a list of everyone you need to buy a gift for, including in-house employees and corporate gifts, and find out what the budget is for each. This allows you to carry out more focused shopping, as you already know who its for and how much you can spend.

Spread the present purchasing throughout the weeks in the build up to Christmas to prevent any last-minute panic buying.

Know when to stop

Although everyone has such high expectations when it comes to the festive season, there has to be a point where you stop stressing and start enjoying yourself. It’s all well and good spending weeks and weeks making lists and buying gifts, but if you don’t leave time to enjoy it then you could quickly find yourself seriously stressed out and underwhelmed.

These few simple tips and tricks are foolproof ways to ensure that you take the stress out of the festive season, getting everything on your to-do list done with plenty of time left to enjoy yourself. After all, you’ve earned it.


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“Thanking you for all your help with the hampers this year. I have had only compliments for the contents. I have been told by a couple of colleagues that this one was actually the best one so far. So thank you very much. Look forward to next christmas as it is only 333 days away lol.”

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