If you’re working to maintain a budget this year or you’re simply focused on removing physical clutter from your life, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time. Especially in the busyness of modern life, it might feel like all of the preparations are barely worth the little time we actually get to spend with the people we care about.
While it is wonderful to have people in your life that want to exchange gifts, something definitely worth being grateful for, it also adds more stuff to your home that you don’t really get to choose, and might not want or need. In addition to that, it’s really hard to let go of things that someone else has given you because of the sentimental aspect of your relationship with that person.
There are still a ton of ways you can embrace the holidays without the marathon shopping sprees and stress of getting just the right thing for everyone on your list. Here’s what you can do now to get started on making that happen.