We all look forward to Christmas, but we also forget how much hard work it is. Buying the presents, preparing the turkey, decorating the house – it’s a huge amount of effort.
If only there were some shortcuts.
Well, it turns out that there are. And they’re mostly dangling right under your nose.
In this post, we take a look at some of the simple solutions for making Christmas easy this year that anyone can try. Check them out below.
Simple Solutions For Making Christmas Easy This Year
Order A Christmas Meal Kit
Looking up a recipe, buying all the individual ingredients, and then following a recipe is a massive ordeal – and something you want to avoid during the holiday season. Fortunately, you don’t actually have to go down this route. There’s another way.
Have you ever seen those meal kit delivery services advertised on the TV? Well, it turns out that the vast majority of them have a Christmas menu that they can deliver to your home in the run-up to the big day. No more worrying about whether there will be any turkeys left in the supermarket. You just order what you need and that’s it.
Order Flowers For Delivery
Getting to the shops these days can be a challenge. You never know which are open, and which aren’t.
In light of that, it makes sense to order flowers online. That way, you can spend time browsing what you need without feeling pressured to get in and out of the store as quickly as possible. It’s an entirely different experience.
Do A Secret Santa
Buying presents for everyone in your family is a massively time-consuming experience, not to mention expensive. You have to think about what everyone will individually want and then go to the trouble of actually looking for it.
A secret Santa is a way to get around this. Here each person draws the name of another person in the group from a hat and then only buys a gift for them. It massively cuts down on time. And it ensures that people get something that they actually want.
Buy Your Puddings And Treats Premade
Making your own Christmas pudding takes a long time. You first have to gather all the ingredients, stir them together in a pot, and leave the pudding to steam for around five hours. It’s an enormously involved process.
Getting them premade, however, saves you an enormous amount of time and frees you up for the rest of your day. You’re no longer hovering over the hob, checking whether it’s cooked or not. The same goes for other Christmas puddings, such as cakes and stollen. Buy them off the shelf to save yourself time.
Host A Christmas Movie Night
After you’ve opened your presents and had your Christmas meal, what are you supposed to do next? Slump in a stupor on the sofa and fall asleep? Why not try hosting a Christmas movie night? You can watch all your favourite classics and enjoy a bit of team spirit with the family. The evening on Christmas day should be all about relaxing.