October Christmas To Do List

  • If you normally shop online for your groceries then try and secure your delivery slot with your favourite supermarket now. For example Waitrose normally allow you to book a delivery slot up to 3 months ahead. These delivery slots get snapped up quickly so if you want a delivery on Christmas Eve make sure you are checking their site for slots around October 23rd / 24th etc.
  • Like the above tip don’t forget to book a delivery slot if you need one for between Christmas and New Years day.
  • Update or create Christmas card and gift list
  • Set overall budgets for cards, gift wrap, presents, food and drink
  • Look for stocking fillers that you don’t find everywhere on the high street.
  • If you haven’t already done so book your Christmas functions with restaurants and hotels.
  • Plan your Christmas calendar
    • Book your Christmas hair and beauty appointments
    • Plan when you will visit family and friends as leaving this late can cause ciaos and stress.
    • What will you be doing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day etc.
  • If you need to send gifts overseas then check the last post date for surface mail – for some parts of the World this can be as early the start of October.  You can check check the details on the Royal Mail website.
  • You can spread the cost of Christmas a little by buying ingriendents for your Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding, Pickles, Mincemeat etc a few at a time each week, rather than all at once.  Make a list of everything you’re going to need and start ticking off the items as you buy them.  Just don’t be tempted to eat them before Christmas.

Tip: Why not print this page out and keep it on your fridge or inside a kitchen cupboard door and check off the tasks as you complete them.

Click here for our November Christmas Planning To Do List.