Christmas Checklist

Christmas Checklist

Christmas is nearly here for another year. Here's what you need to get sorted now to make the most of the festive season.

By Lucy Stephens | 10th December 2014

Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to buckle down and cross everything off your Christmas Checklist. From catering to gift giving, organising the festive fare and even giving back, stay on top of things so that you can enjoy the silly season with feet up and drink in hand. You can thank us later.

Food

Catering

Cater to you...

It's an obvious one - which generally means it's left until last minute. If you are in charge of organising your Christmas party, whether it’s a low-key affair or something on a much grander scale, but you’re not keen on cooking this Christmas, there are two ways you can go – head out, or get them to come to you.

There are plenty of restaurants and hotels dishing up a festive feast in the form of set menus, festive menus in the lead up to Christmas, as well as on Christmas Day.

If you’d prefer to not have to navigate that taxi queues or fiddle with your Uber App when you’re 7 martinis deep, organise a caterer to come to you with our guide to Brisbane’s best. The only time you’ll be lifting a finger is when you’re dialing the venue’s number. And lifting the glass of Champagne from the tray. Cheers!

Gifting

Gifting can be a mission and a half when trying to not repeat what you gave last year. If you’re shopping for your man, socks and jocks and his favourite cologne can only go so far (and there's a good chance his bottle you got him last year is not quite finished anyway). Climb outside of the proverbial box this year with gifts you may have never thought of. Alternatively, if you’re on a budget, we can help there too. You’ll be crossing this off your list in no time with these stylish finds for under 50 bucks.

Cakes and sweet treats

Christmas treats from Judy C

You can't go past cakes by Judy C

The festive season is an excuse to keep calm and eat cake. A lot of cake. Here at Style, we can’t go past Cakes by Judy C. They have just launched Christmas treats including gingerbread houses that will have your mouth watering and taste buds flying and she’s taking orders now until December 19. Click here to order now!

For more cake inspo, check out our picks of Brisbane’s best cake shops. In a time where cake and delicious baked goods are suitable for all meals, it’s time to take advantage! Just before the New Year’s diet, of course.

Making A Difference

It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the Christmas chaos, you often forget to take time out to think about what really matters. And, in most instances, it doesn't take a whole lot to make a significant difference in someone’s life. Tick off that eel inspired from our ideas of how you can get involved in changing the lives of others this Christmas by either donating of volunteering.

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Article by Lucy Stephens

Lucy Stephens is a Senior Digital Journalist and Content Strategist at Style Magazines. She's a travel addict, considers gelato an appropriate meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner (salted caramel, preferably), and suffers from a moderate to severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out).

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