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How to prepare for Christmas early?

December 1, 2021

It�??s December, and that means that the holiday season has begun! It�??s the best time of the year where you celebrate and indulge in the Christmas spirit with your loved ones. However, there�??s one thing that stresses us out during this period - Christmas Planning! Don�??t worry, as we got you covered with the things that you need to prepare to have a smooth celebration.

Plan your Christmas Budget

If there is one thing you need to consider, it�??s the budget for your Christmas. This includes Christmas presents, decorations, food, activities and more. Your budget is completely up to you and depends on what you're planning to do for Christmas. Make a list of all the necessary items and allocate a budget that you�??re comfortable with. This way you�??re able to see if you�??re over or under budget without having to worry at the last minute. 

Pre-buy your ingredients

Planning to cook up a feast? Sounds amazing! Note down all the ingredients that you would need for the delicious dishes that you�??re going to whip up for Christmas. It�??s advisable to shop or order your items way ahead as some of the seasonal ingredients like turkey and cranberry sauce might go out of stock closer to the date. 

Check out HAO mart, a series of convenience stores bringing you a wide selection of international products. For Christmas dinners and parties, they also have lots of promotional products that you can pre-order from 1 - 26 Dec 2021 or purchase in-store at various outlets. Love Christmas shopping? Join our HAO mart campaign to stand a chance to win a FREE shopping spree. Click on the link below for more information.

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Start shopping for Christmas gifts early

Christmas shopping for presents can be fun, but it can also get exhausting to find the perfect gift. Start early to buy meaningful and amazing gifts for your loved ones. Once again, make a list of all the people and the types of gifts you want to get for them. Being organised ensures that you don�??t miss out on anyone. Imagine forgetting to get a present for your favourite aunt? 

Yikes, let�??s avoid that. 

You can take two routes for Christmas Gifts. Firstly, you can make handmade gifts that include cards, scrapbooks and many other DIY gifts.

Secondly, you can purchase gifts that you know your loved ones would appreciate. If you're looking for the perfect gift for your mum, friends or kids, then you need to check CHARLES & KEITH out. This Singaporean fashion house has got you covered with the latest bags, jewellery, footwear and more at affordable prices for ladies and kids. 

Planning to buy more gifts? Then, join these CHARLES & KEITH Instagram and Tiktok campaigns to earn some cash and avoid burning a hole in your pocket. Best part? If selected, you�??ll be sponsored a CHARLES & KEITH bag and a pair of shoes too. Click on the links below for more information.

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Looking for the best gifts for guys instead? Then check out these Christmas gift ideas for men that work best for you.

Start finding your Christmas decorations

There�??s nothing like Christmas decorations that help us to soak in the Christmas spirit. Putting up the Christmas tree, hanging up the ornaments, and hanging the stockings gets you in the holiday mood. With limited stocks in stores and the possibility of delayed shipping, you want to get your hands on the best decorations as soon as possible. Here are HoneyCombers recommendations to get your Christmas decorations in Singapore right away.

Have your Christmas playlist ready

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to sing holiday songs with friends and family. From Mariah Carey�??s hit, �??All I want for Christmas is you�??re to Bobby Helms nostalgic �??Jingle Bell Rock�??, here�??s a list of songs you must have:

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Wham! - Last Christmas

Michael Bublé' - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Michael Bublé - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

José Feliciano - Feliz Navidad (Official Audio)

John Legend - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Justin Bieber - Mistletoe

Frank Sinatra - Let It, Snow! Let It, Snow! Let It, Snow!

Hillsong - Silent Night

If you�??re looking for a longer version of Christmas songs, here are curated Christmas playlists:

A vintage Christmas playlist �??�

Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber Christmas Songs

Top 100 Christmas Songs of All Time �???

Hope you have a better idea and feel more prepared to tackle Christmas planning. It�??s all going to be worth it when you celebrate it with your loved ones. Till then, happy planning for one of the best celebrations of the year! If you liked what you read, then follow us for more tips on Instagram!

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