High streets at Christmas time can be scary territory to cross. The shopping centresecome busier than ever and stressful shoppers fight for the perfect gift. So why not save yourself from the cold streets of England and shop online this year? Sit yourself next to the fire with a hot chocolate, and get everything done within a day. However, always check that they can deliver the goods on time before the big day.
If you haven’t already considered it, you may be able to do your food shopping online too and have it delivered straight to your door. Again, make sure you book you’re booking your delivery slot ready in time for Christmas Day, as the prime delivery slots may well be fully booked.
Anyone else leave wrapping presents to the last minute? The perfect solution for this is gift wrapping. Although wrapping presents can be quite therapeutic, it can be quite time consuming. Some stores don’t always advertise gift wrapping services, so be sure to ask.
Christmas is a time for giving, so if you’re not the best at wrapping presents, it would be a good idea to seek out for charity gift wrapping services. Non-profit organisations often set up stalls at stores or craft shows and will wrap presents for a small fee. Take wrapping presents off your to do list while donating to a worthy cause.
Relax, take it easy
Whether it be your Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, dog or cat everyone feels the stresses of Christmas. So make sure you take time out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy this magical festive season. Going on walks will significantly lift your mood, and what perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful Christmas lights, as they only come once a year.
The countdown for the big day can become a destroyer to the bank account, so spending as little as possible can help. Most of us are incredibly lucky to have time off work over this festive season, so it can be easy to spend money on unnecessary outings to avoid getting bored. However, spending your nights in can also be fun when spent with family and friends, at no price at all. Board games come out of hiding, movies give you a few hours to kill, and spending time with family can be a great way to reminisce on old stories from past Christmases.
Christmas is most importantly a time to have fun! If things don’t go to plan try not to worry too much, instead laugh about them and make them into fun memories that you can talk about during Christmases to come – ‘Remember when the dog ate the whole Turkey’.
Whatever you do this Christmas, be sure to pop into The Bull Hotel to enjoy our selection of monthly specials in the bar. This month, warm up with a delicious mulled wine, or get in the festive spirit with a Christmas Afternoon Tea. Book a table online or call us on 01753 202919 to make a reservation.
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