Stay relaxed over the festive season

Remember to put your feet up this Christmas

Christmas is a time for spending with family, exchanging gifts, enjoying good food and generally having a good time. However, if you're the one organising most of the festive period with your family and friends, it can get a bit stressful.

Between all the shopping, decorating and cooking, it can feel as though you have no time to enjoy Christmas and before you know it, it's all over.

To help you relax over the Christmas period so you get a chance to make the most of it and have fun, as well as ensuring everyone else does, here are some tips to make the festive season easier:

Make lists

It's easy enough to forget to buy a present for someone or miss something out of your trolley when getting ready for Christmas dinner. However, if you are prepared and have a list of everything you need to do and buy, it can help reduce your chances of forgetting something.

Rather than rushing around or scribbling down a hurried list, take your time and really think about it. We recommend pouring a glass of wine and spending an evening jotting down ideas. You could even light one of our Orange Spice candles to get you in the festive spirit!

You may find that making a list of all the lists you need to make helps! We guarantee you'll feel much more organised and ready to face the task of Christmas shopping without all the stress.

Shop online

Taking time out to relax between your preparations can help you enjoy Christmas

One of the worst things about the Christmas period can be how busy the shops are. It is much easier to stay at home and do what Christmas shopping you can online. 

This way, you'll be able to compare prices and make sure you can get what you need. Doing your food shop online can also be much easier, as you'll just need to go out to pick up the most important items - such as the turkey - and anything your supermarket couldn't deliver.

You can also make use of handy Christmas gift ideas sections on websites - such as ours, which you can find here - to help you find the perfect present.

Take time out

If things start getting a bit too hectic, make sure you take some time out to relax. Putting your feet up, even if it's just so you can enjoy a cup of tea, can help you feel ready to face the rest of the festive madness.

It also means you aren't going to get so stressed that you don't enjoy Christmas - after all, what's the point if you don't have fun? 

If you need to really de-stress, try popping a bath melt in a hot bath and enjoying a soak. This is sure to get you ready for anything, even if it is last-minute Christmas Eve shopping!