As special as the holidays are they tend to bring an added layer of stress. Between checking the nice and naughty list, navigating through busy airports and accommodating family member’s vibes can be short of merry and bright. Each holiday season I have 4 “rules” that keep me focused on the joy of this time of the year. In hopes these holiday hacks bring a breath of fresh air to your holiday routine!
4 Holiday Hacks That Will Leave You Without A Headache:
1. “I Have Nothing To Wear!”
Raise your hand if you are notoriously known for screaming those words when getting ready *raises both hands.* There are few things worse than ripping apart your entire closet in a flustered rush. The cure? Plan ahead. Since holiday events + parties aren’t last minute neither should be picking out your outfit. Take a look at your upcoming calendar and plan your #ootd accordingly. I’ve linked some of my favorite festive dresses below that are perfect for the holiday season.
2. Don’t Be Caught Empty Handed
9 times out of 10 it’s appropriate to show up to a holiday party with a gift. Whether it’s simply a nice bottle of wine or something a little more personal – people will always remember your thoughtful gesture! Gifts under $50 are linked below for inspiration.
3. Full battery
The holidays involve a lot of running around and not enough time to keep your phone plugged in. If you suffer from shortness of breath when your battery hits below 70% you should have a portable charger handy at all times (two options linked below.) It would be tragic if your phone died while you were out checking off your Christmas list.
4. Be On Time
Ok fine, being “fashionably” late is acceptable but don’t push it! Since I am personally a stickler about running late I always have a watch on my wrist. My latest obsession is my Daniel Wellington watch in Rose Gold. Since I can’t afford to buy all of you a Christmas present I wanted to give you the next best thing; a discount code. Use code MILLENNIALMISS at danielwellington.com and you’ll receive 15% off plus free shipping AND gift wrapping - just call me Mrs. Claus – ha!! PS: Check out the “holiday bundle” – it’s a watch and an adorable cuff plus the packaging is one point.
photos via Daniel Wellington Instagram.