Are you freaking over figuring out suitable gifts for a long list of people? Rather than spending hours combing stores, purchase a case of wine or champagne and a box of stylish red bows. Put a bow and gift tag on each bottle, and you’ll have 12 dependable, classy presents that will please everyone from your great aunt to your boss.
In fifth grade you were praised for your penmanship. But, let’s face it, the glory days are over, and handwriting has come to feel rather labor-intensive. Ditch paper cards in favor of video holiday cards transmitted over your phone. Download this free Sincerely Ink app on your smartphone or iPad and send beautiful video holiday cards in the blink of an eye. If you don’t have a smartphone or iPad, hop over to Hallmark.com for a fun variety of e-cards.
If crumpled paper and uneven edges are the usual results of your wrapping efforts (not to mention your mother’s helpful “I know you wrapped this one”), simplify things by investing in holiday bags or beautiful boxes. Dress the bag up with a bow and pretty tissue, and recipients (who are mostly concerned with what’s inside anyway) will be delighted.
Maya Rock is a freelance writer/editor and a young adult novelist based in New York City. She is also a frequent contributor to Completely You, and she blogs regularly at Maya-Rock.com about her adventures in the city.
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