Christmas is just round the corner, which means the time you’ve got to find and buy a hundred and one presents (or so it feels like) for everyone you’ve ever met (close enough) is rapidly running out.
There’s a brilliant present trend that’s growing in popularity – and it makes buying Christmas gifts a million times easier.
Even better, it works for any budget and guarantees you’ll actually get a present you won’t want to re-gift.
All hail the mighty Christmas miracle that is Kris Kringle.
While it’s long been a staple tradition in the office, a growing number of families are choosing to do it at home.
Instead of each person having to buy an individual gift for everyone else attending, people are allocated just one person to find a present for after names are drawn out of a hat or divvied out.
This year, my extended family will be one of them – and I couldn’t be more excited. Not convinced? Here are seven great reasons to embrace it as your new favourite family tradition.
1. It’s budget friendly.
Not only are you not forking out for multiple presents which can quickly add up, you can also choose a value to stick to that everyone can afford. This can range from $15 to $50.(Post continues after gallery.)
2. It’s more thoughtful.
Now that you’re no longer buying 15 presents, you can channel all your effort into one. A great option to bring the cost down even more is to make the rule of handmade gifts. A present that’s thoughtful and doesn’t break the bank? A guaranteed Christmas crowd-pleaser.