How To Plan For Christmas

Welcome to the happiest season of all - it's time to spread the cheer! Step into the enchanting world of Christmas 2023 with our guide on planning the perfect festive celebration. Scroll beyond the tempting offers to discover a treasure trove of tips, making your Christmas preparations a breeze. From crafting a captivating décor to mastering the art of thoughtful gift-giving, this guide has you covered!

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7 Top Planning Tips for Christmas 2023


Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Make Christmas personal this year by making your own Christmas cards. Whether it's cards, decor and more, let people know you're special to them by adding their names, pictures or decoration you've created. Why not try this certified card-making course to get the perfect cards this Christmas!

Wish Lists For Gifts

Creating a wish list is the ideal way to get the gifts you really want. Whether you're creating a list for yourself or your children, it works as great inspiration for friends and family when present buying. You can add specific items or general ideas, and include a range of price points for every budget. The earlier you start building a list, the better, so you have plenty of time to send it out to loved ones if they want some ideas. Don't forget to ask for their wish lists too, it'll make your Christmas shopping so much easier!

Budget For Gifts and Food & Drink

Have the best Christmas and avoid unnecessary spending with a Christmas budget plan. Write down all the people you need to buy for and work out a set budget for each gift so you don't end up spending more than you can afford. It's easy to get swept up in the Christmas shopping spirit, so having a tight plan in place can make it more organised and calm. It's also a great idea to budget for Christmas events you want to attend, and of course, the big Christmas food shop! Have an idea of a menu and what you want to spend, and make sure you stick to it. Saving up a little each month can help spread the cost over the year, and give you an even bigger budget when December comes!


Enjoy personalising your Christmas tree and saving the trees this year with a DIY felt tree and decorations. You and the kids can enjoy creating your own tree this year, as it includes snowflakes, Santa, hats, stockings, snowmen, candy canes and all the bells and whistles you need. Can be hung on the wall for ease at a space saving size of 90cm x 65cm, a simple Christmas with limited mess sounds like a treat!

Wrapping Presents

We've all had that Christmas Eve when we are still wrapping presents and wondering why we didn't do it earlier. Find the best wrapping paper, bows and ribbons by buying in advance and wrapping gifts as you go. It's the ideal activity to get in the Christmas spirit, so put on the festive tunes, have a mince pie and get wrapping on quiet evenings and weekends! Wowcher have a winter wonderland of Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, wrapping paper cutters (for that all important straight line), gift bags and bows! From traditional to contemporary designs for children or adults, simply add to your basket and get all your wrapping essentials delivered straight to your door. Christmas rush avoided!

Christmas Eve

Every family has their own traditions for Christmas Eve. Some open a gift, some have a special Christmas Eve dinner, and others go out to see the Christmas lights or stay home to watch their favourite festive movie and play games. Start your own traditions to create magical memories year after year. Children absolutely love receiving a Christmas eve box, so you could start building one for your child now. Wowcher have a range of Christmas Eve boxes, including personalised designs, ready for you to fill with special treats. We suggest some cosy festive pyjamas, hot chocolate and marshmallows, an activity pack, a Christmas book, sweets, and reindeer food for Rudolph!

Keep The Kids Busy

Let the Christmas activities commence! If you want to head out there will be Santa visits, Christmas lights switch on's, Christmas markets and themed events at local attractions to keep you busy on the weekends and Christmas holidays. At home, you can get out the Christmas craft kits to make some festive decorations, cards and pictures, or try some Christmas baking with your little ones for some sweet treats. Whether you want to make cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes or savoury pastries, they will love creating some Christmas treats with you. For some rest and relaxation, simply stick on a Christmas movie, turn on the Christmas tree lights and enjoy a cosy afternoon in.