10 Tips to Make Your Holidays Stress Free

#1 – Listen. Not sure what to get someone? Listen carefully and you might hear her say she loves the smell of lavender or him say he loves a really sharp knife when preparing meals. Save that knowledge and surprise your loved one with the perfect gift.

#2 – For homemade gifts, do a trial run first. Making gifts this holiday season? Good for you! We suggest doing a trial run just in case the first attempt doesn’t go well. Making candles or soap, baking a pie or creating a succulent garden – all lovely ideas but practice makes perfect.

candle making
Find all the candle making supplies you need at Lehmans.com or our retail store in Kidron, Ohio.

#3 – Shop early! Trouble with supply chains, under-staffed carriers and a busy holiday season could leave to delays and we want to make sure you get your gifts in time for Christmas.

#4 – Save money AND time. Buy gifts at Lehmans.com but have them shipped directly to the recipient.

#5 – Plan ahead. We know Christmas is still weeks away, but we strongly suggest you purchase your Christmas gifts early this year. We have a high demand for our practical, non-electric products and vendors are having trouble keeping up. In addition, many of our exclusive products are handmade one at a time and supplies are limited.

#6 – Can’t decide what to get? Browse our gift guide! We’ve curated a wide selection of quality gifts for all ages to simplify your holiday shopping.

#7 – Make a list and a budget. Write down all the special people and the wonderful gifts you are going to buy them. Don’t forget the others that you wish to thank with a smaller gift, such as your child’s favorite teacher, the mail carrier or the barista at your favorite drive through.

#8 – Consider an activity for your loved one instead of a gift. How about taking a class together, shopping for and preparing a nice meal, baking and decorating cookies or attending a concert or a show.

Lodge Wreath Cakelet Pan
Bake an edible wreath together with the Lodge Wreath Cakelet Pan. Available at Lehmans.com or our retail store in Kidron, Ohio.

#9 – Let the pros help you pick! Check out our best sellers and top-reviewed products to find our most popular and well-loved gifts.

#10 – Keep your eye out for gifts that donate back to a cause. We offer some of these great products online, like Lifestraw. We also have other products in our store in Kidron, such as Puppy Love apparel – 10% of their profits are donated to Dog Shelters and Rescue Groups Nationwide. (Get A Shirt, Save A Pup!)

Editor’s Note: First posted in October 2021

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Alana Kilzer
Alana Kilzer
1 month ago

Great ideas. I especially like #4 and the last one. Have a blessed Christmas!!

Carole
Carole
1 month ago
Carole
Carole
1 month ago

Great!! Why didn’t I think of these. They really helped. I now know what to do, you have answers for all of my problems that spent hours on the internet looking & looking. Had then finished in less than a Hour. Now I can spend my time making & doing things with my love ones & friends instead of stressing over it.

Hklbrries
Hklbrries
1 month ago

We are huge fans of #’s 8 and 10 and practice them for every special occasion, not just Christmas. When we DO purchase something, it is a purposeful, “buy-it-for-life” sort of thing. We have fun together, feel better knowing we are not being wasteful consumers, and also generally contribute to a cause.

#8 – Consider an activity for your loved one instead of a gift. How about taking a class together, shopping for and preparing a nice meal, baking and decorating cookies or attending a concert or a show.

#10 – Keep your eye out for gifts that donate back to a cause…

One you haven’t mentioned is volunteering (teen centers, senior centers, delivering meals to shut-ins, animal shelters…) This can be especially wonderful not only for those who may be alone at the holidays as it is a wonderful way to do good AND surround oneself with others… but also for the others served.

Hope I came across as thoughtful rather than preachy as thoughtful was the intent. Ours is a happy (lifelong Atheist), very stress-free family wishing you – however you celebrate – a kind, joyful, merry holiday season.

Last edited 1 month ago by Hklbrries
Hklbrries
Hklbrries
1 month ago

I spent quite a bit of time writing some thoughtful comments yesterday, only to have them marked as “spam” and deleted. They were in no way offensive. I’m a loyal customer and don’t understand why.

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Reply to  Carole
1 month ago

We love the simpler life, Carole!

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