“Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All the Way”, Christmas is around the corner and who wouldn’t be excited about it? After all, it comes with lots of joy and prosperity, and especially in countries like India, it comes during winter; the favorite season of many. There are lots of reasons to be excited about Christmas; from plum cakes to red wine, and from bonfire to marshmallows. Every bit of the season seems exciting and can create moments to cherish forever.
Also, the best part about the season is exchanging gifts. Children wait in excitement for the whole year to receive Christmas gift from imaginary Santa Claus, and adults wait in excitement to gift and also receiving some from near and dear ones. Hence, shopping is a very important agenda of Christmas celebration. And shopping doesn’t end only by buying gifts but the entire things required for the season like food and drinks, decorating items, winter clothes and much more.
Shopping ideas for Christmas:
Today, we will be discussing some shopping ideas for Christmas. The ideas will be categorized in various Christmas shopping needs like food, decoration, clothes, gifts, cards etc. So, stay put and read along; grab a pen and paper if need be.
Let’s start with Christmas cards. It is always good to stick to the basics. No matter how far technology has grown, sending a traditional Christmas card manually is one of the best things of the season. It is a kind of gesture showing the specific person (or family) how much they mean to you.
You can go hit the nearest supermarket or a stationary store and buy the cards yourself or pick special colored papers for making the cards yourself. The latter will require you to invest more time, however, the outcome of making your own x -mass card will be extraordinary. Alternatively, you can get this done online and have the cards delivered at your doorsteps. Websites like Vistaprint, PrintVenue etc offer this service.
Food and Drinks:
Food and drinks are like the main course of the occasion. Without them the celebration is incomplete. No matter what people you have invited for the occasion, no one will say no to the cake and wine.
For the cake, you can visit your city-renowned bakery or some online service providers like Ferns N Petals, Just Bake etc. In case you are planning on getting the cake directly from the store, it will be a wise move to order one in advance as the stores will be crowded during the season.
For the choice of beverages, I would recommend going with the red wine for its irresistible taste. Also, you can find non-alcoholic wines for teetotallers. The wine store in your locality should serve the purpose.
Shopping for decorations can become a bit hectic as this involves in buying many varieties of items. It will prove handy if you jot down the decoration items in a list. In that way, you can avoid getting confused in what to buy and going haywire.
Again, your local supermarket should have all the decoration needs, if not, don’t hesitate to shop around for the items; after all, the great day comes just once a year. Also, most of the items are just a few clicks away in online stores like Flipkart.com, Amazon.in etc.
And finally the Gifts:
Gifts can be anything; it depends on the person whom you are gifting. In that way, the gift will look and feel more personalized and close to the person. For example, a set of the novel will be the perfect Christmas gift for a bookworm.
However, if you are hesitant in choosing gifts according to the person, then the following are some general gift ideas for Christmas:
- Grooming Kit
- Winter Clothes
- Sports goods (depending on what sports he loves)
- Musical instrument (if he is a musician)
- A bottle of fine Whiskey
- Framed portraits
- Makeup kit
- An elegant dress
- Customized crockeries
- Ornamental plants
- Soft and luxury pillows or cushions
The idea of shopping for Christmas and also shopping for gifts never ends. As mentioned earlier, a perfect gift will be as per the person’s (whom you are gifting) overall personality. Nevertheless, these are the few suggestions for celebrating a nice Christmas this holiday season with your friends and family.
Hope you have found this article useful. Cheers!