Scoopon’s Ultimate Guide to a Stress-Free Silly Season


We hear the words come out of our mouth every year. “I’m going to stay on top of it this year… I’m going to get organised for Christmas before the mad rush kicks in!” But in truth, rarely does that actually ever happen - and with a million things to organise and a million places to be and people to meet, we tend to find ourselves amongst the mad rush trying to do a million things at once.

So this year, we’ve put our heads together to think of all the ways we can make the festive season preparations as easy as possible. From preparing your house for unexpected guests to getting yourself party-ready to finding the perfect presents and preparing the big Christmas dinner, we’ve thought of absolutely everything!

Tip 1: Stock up your booze cabinets


The great thing about this time of year is that it puts everyone in the mood for socialising, which is always fun. But that can mean unexpected guests and people “just dropping in” at a minute’s notice… and being unprepared can be not so fun. So this year, think ahead of time and stock up on a range of wines, craft beers and ciders to make sure you’ve always got a celebratory drink handy!

Tip 2: Get your shopping done early

We all have at least one person we struggle to buy presents for… some people just have everything! So why not do something different this year and treat your loved ones to experiences instead? From pamper packages to dining experiences, activities and more, at Scoopon there is something for everyone - and you can even look within specific price ranges to make it as easy as possible! 

Tip 3: Practice your craft


Cooking for a big family or a big group of friends can be a stressful task for some… but as they say, practice makes perfect. Treat yourself to a cooking class in the lead up to Christmas and learn how to roast a duck to absolute perfection, or pair your mains to exciting-looking salads. Or perhaps you’ll want to throw traditional Christmas recipes out the window and go for something completely different with your new skills!

Tip 4: Pamper yourself to party perfection

If ever there was a time to look your best, it’s the festive season. With work functions, festive gatherings and a multitude of parties to attend, many of us find ourselves getting dressed up more times within these few weeks than the entire rest of the year. So why not make the process easier for yourself? There are loads of offers of hair makeovers, eyelash extensions, spray tans, waxing and more to be found on Scoopon - and plenty of opportunities to look your best!

Tip 5: Plan a relaxing retreat


Of course, the best way to reduce stress is to have a relaxing holiday to look forward to after the craziness of Christmas is over. Even if just for a few days, a mini break to a quiet coastal town can be the perfect way to unwind, relax and reflect on the year that was. Break away for a luxurious resort stay, or pack up the family for a cabin-style getaway to the beach - and with plenty of offers available at Scoopon, you’re not likely to break the Christmas budget! Now it's time to start shopping. View all of Scoopon's Christmas offers here!