It’s Silly Season!

As if I didn’t have enough to-do lists on the go, after flicking through this edition of haven magazine I am now feeling totally amped and ready to start another one: “Dear Santa ….” – ha! You’ll be feeling the inspiration too as you read on and discover haven’s 100 gift ideas for your family! It’s our biggest gift guide ever (EVERRR – just ask our editorial and creative team who put this beast together!). The ideas in here will no doubt get you super excited to start shopping or, at least, inspire you to start making a list of which of your children has been naughty and nice!

Don’t tell me you’re that person who has already done most of their Christmas shopping? Where is the fun in that?! Don’t get me wrong – I’m jealous that you’re so organised, but you’ll miss the Christmas carols as you shop, the ‘festive’ crowds and queues, the latest products and you’ll probably even stretch that budget as your family members continue adding to their wish lists (especially after they read this edition of haven!). Go on, get that permanent marker out and let the family start circling all the gifts they wish for this holiday season!

If all this talk of Christmas shopping and festive planning already has your heart beating faster and reaching for the egg nog, you can also read on for tips on how to manage this silly season like a boss. From gift wrapping hacks to diarising the big sales. From end-of-year party ideas to how to cope with the overwhelm of it all – we’ve got it all neatly wrapped up for you (pun intended) in this edition. They call it Silly Season because it’s busy and stressful, but hopefully you can find some calm in the chaos and enjoy the lead up to the end of year. And don’t forget that we’re with you on the countdown to the end of school, the class wrap-up parties, the wild mums’ (and dads’) nights out and Christmas preparations. So let’s do this together. Make sure you’re signed up to hear from us weekly via our haven ehub newsletter for even more tips such as Christmas carols calendar listings, where Santa is popping up around town and even more gift inspo – www.havenmagazine.com.au/sign-me-up.

You’ve got this!

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