People have been busy and somewhat distracted this year. With Hurricane Sandy and the presidential election, the holiday season has seemingly crept up on us and is now pretty much, well how to best put it, here.
In-house preparations still have time, but for those of us who still need some online shopping taken care of, the time is now, as in right now. There are only a couple of days left in which orders can be placed that will arrive in time for Thanksgiving without extra fees for expedited shipping. Let’s take a look at a few things we may have not gotten to yet but can no longer wait.
Tableware: Count your available china, crystal and flatware and make sure you have enough for all expected guests plus extra. Trust me, you do not want to have to decide which family member gets the weekday china because you are missing one setting of Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace or Vera Wang Grosgrain Crystal.
Home decor: Do you have all the table linens and bedding that will be required? Unless you’re absolutely sure, count. It’s been almost a year since last season and your memory may be faulty, which will not qualify as an excuse to Great-Aunt Martha….
Gifts: Last minute shopping may get you the best deals but usually not the best stuff. Get going early, these days the deals have already started and the selection is still full so you can have the best of both worlds.
Food: I think you know the drill on this one 🙂 ………