Christmas preparations can quickly get overwhelming, but it’s important to make time to slow down and enjoy the holiday period.
Whether you’ll be spending time with your family and friends in person or sending gifts far and wide, there are plenty of ways to treat your loved ones and show them that you’re thinking of them this Christmas.
It’s been a hard couple of years for most of us – don’t forget to treat yourself as well. Practicing self care is the best way to recharge and set your intentions for the year ahead.
Here are 8 great ideas on how to spoil yourself and your family this Christmas.
Transform Your Outdoor Space
If you’ve spent more time at home than ever in 2021, you know how much your space can influence your mood and habits. Help yourself and your family get outside more and make the most of this summer by creating a welcoming outdoor space.
Giving your deck some love and getting the barbecue in top shape are essential tasks, but don’t forget to create lots of comfy places for people to sit and relax too. Hammocks are a good option, as are outdoor lounges.
Planning on hosting Chrissie dinner? Make sure you’ve got a solid outdoor dining table and atmospheric lighting ready to go.
Bring Beauty Into The Bedroom
If you want to help yourself or your family relax, no room is more important than the bedroom. Making efforts to turn your bedroom into a welcoming and calming space can help you sleep better and turn off your worries more easily.
If you’re hosting family over the holiday period, think about updating the decor and bedding in your guest bedroom too. Start with a stunning Uniqwa bed, then invest in some luxurious sheet sets and finish the look off with some designer Pony Rider cushions.
Prioritise Self Care
If you’re looking for a good gift to treat your loved ones, self care products are a great option. Whether it’s luscious body washes, soft hand creams or heavenly bath soaks, self care products are a fantastic way to encourage your loved ones to get the self-care time over the holidays.
Feeling stressed out yourself, leading up to Christmas? Take a moment to run the bath, light a sensuous candle and soak in a bath brew by Peggy Sue. Your mind and body will thank you for it.
Upgrade Your Beach Gear
If you love getting out and about with your family over the summer holidays, consider upgrading your beach gear so you can head out in style.
Go for lush towels which are super absorbent and invest in a sturdy beach umbrella, like the offerings from Sunday Supply Co. If you’ve got kids or pets in tow, consider getting a handy beach trolley or try bringing the water fun home with an inflatable pool.
Declutter With Style
If you didn’t get around to spring cleaning in spring, now is the perfect time to clean up the clutter and prepare to start the new year with a clean and tidy home. Don’t forget you can donate any good quality items to your local charity store.
If you find yourself running out of storage space, consider getting some stylish storage units like the colourful lockers from Mustard Made. Getting your space organised is one of the best ways to free up space in your mind and help you start the new year on the right foot.
Get Ready To Entertain
For a lot of us, it’s been a while since we could invite our friends and family into our homes. If you get to host your loved ones this Christmas, spend some time getting your rooms ready to entertain your guests.
Start with the living room – make sure you’ve got enough comfortable seating for everyone. Consider upgrading your throw rugs and cushions or investing in a floor rug to treat your feet.
Even if it’s just you and your immediate family at home this Christmas, there’s plenty you can do to make the house cosy for yourselves. Set up the TV for family movie nights and equip your cupboards with plenty of boardgames. Fill the house with music you love and stock your pantry with plenty of yummy treats.
Create A Scrumptious Christmas Table
Hosting a Christmas meal for your friends or family? Styling the dining table thoughtfully is a great way to make everyone feel welcomed and loved.
Polish up your best plates, cutlery and serving ware for the occasion. Roll out a table runner along the length of the table and use a variety of fresh and dried florals to decorate. A few candles here and there won’t go astray either.
Wrap Your Gifts With Care
Make your loved ones feel spoilt even before they open their gifts by wrapping them with care and thoughtfulness. Choose some beautiful wrapping paper, get some string and write a heart-felt card to tell them what they mean to you. Being generous towards others is actually a great way to make yourself feel good too.
However you choose to spoil your loved ones and treat yourself this Christmas, may it be a joyful time for you all. Have a happy and restful Christmas!