The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when it comes to shopping and gift giving. Here are some helpful tips to make it less challenging.

  1. Start early.
  2. Prepare a list.
  3. Set a realistic budget and stick to it.
  4. Use online shopping to save time, money and avoid crowds.
  5. Be sensitive to religious and cultural backgrounds.
  6. Allow enough time for ordering and delivery.
  7. Use the gift as an opportunity to build personal and business relationships.
  8. Stay within established personal and professional gift giving guidelines.
  9. Seek advice from other people about gift ideas.
  10. Unless appropriate avoid gag and home made gifts
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