This is one Christmas list not to miss! Here’s 12 last minute Christmas planning tips for parents, to save you extra stress in the run up to the Big Day!
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Ah the last minute rush of Christmas planning. The busy shops, the traffic, the concerts to go to, food lists to make, it’s all just a bit hectic isn’t it!
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12 Last Minute Christmas Planning Tips For Parents
#1. Take a photo of the Santa letters so you will have all the details when you are out and about.
#2. Stock up on tin foil – you’ll be amazed how much you will use over the holidays!
#3. Make sure you have scissors, wrapping paper, and sellotape, and put away where no one else can “borrow”.
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#4. Stock up on batteries (AA and AAA particularly). Check if any new toys or devices need batteries.
#5. Remember to charge new electronics e.g. phones and tablets.
#6. Make sure the toys work before Christmas Day! Check any assembly instructions a few days before in case you need any particular tools.
#7. Have a stash of lollipops to keep kids quiet during car rides to granny’s house.
#8. Put in reminders on your mobile phone or use a notes app on your phone to keep a checklist.
#9. Do as much shopping online as you can to save time spent stuck in traffic or queuing at checkouts.
#10. Keep some ready-made shortcrust pastry in the fridge so you can rustle up some easy canapes or nibbles if unexpected guests stop by.
#11. Have a few selection boxes stashed for unexpected younger guests calling.
#12. And finally……don’t forget the wine, turkey, ham, milk and bread!
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Over to you now. Do you have any other tips for last minute Christmas planning ? Please let us know in comments below.