News

Articles tagged as Christmas (view all)

Caught Up in the Holiday Hustle : 7 Tips for the Holiday Season

04 December, 2013

Slow down, Santa! Christmastime chaos hits hard and fast, full with frantic shopping trips, difficult party planning and a packed calendar of events. There’s a lot of pressure to fit everything in, so the folks here at Lulalu gathered some of the best quick tips to keep you festive and organized this holiday season.

1. Spread Cheer (selectively)

The holidays are a great time for gift-giving and exchanging of Christmas cards, but these gestures can get a little out of control. Work to prioritize your card and gift giving. Remember that the whole point of the holiday exchange is to reconnect, express love, or observe a social decorum—it’s supposed to be special not over saturated.

2. Create a Game Plan

Get out your pads, calendars, dry erase boards and brainstorm your holiday gatherings. Take a good 20-30 minutes to think about everything you know about the coming season. Plan for travel plans, guests, parties and work functions. Go above and beyond to factor in preparation and shopping days. 

3. Do a Little at a Time

Try to make deadlines for the things you want to accomplish. Work to stagger your list in terms of relevancy and possibility. Finish a few tasks each week and you’ll avoid any stressful shopping and/or cooking

4. Take Inventory

Assess and inventory all your holiday items and décor. Then, get rid of anything crumpled, soiled, or broken and add things you must buy to your list. To finish, take pictures of your holiday décor set-up and add them to your inventory. This practice will save you next year!

5. Involve Others

Who says you have to do it all? Make your holidays traditions stick by getting your family members involved. Decorate the tree, make cookies, and address cards together. They’ll have fond memories of the holidays and you’ll get the extra help. Have a testy teenager? Put them on dishwashing duty during parties with the reward of an early Christmas gift. 

6. Clear Clutter by Giving Back

Go through your family’s closets and donate anything they haven’t used or worn in a year. This way, you’re giving back to people who need it, and you won’t get jammed closets and drawers after Christmas morning.

7. Reassess

Make a list of all your holiday traditions. During your list making, notice each one that gives you an uncomfortable visceral reaction. Then, ask yourself why and whom are you doing them for? Try to purge holiday traditions that aren’t working for you and your family. Be realistic about what you can and cannot do this season. 

Above everything else, remember that it is the season to be jolly. Relax and enjoy your holiday.

Happy Holidays from Lulalu!

Lulalu's Holiday Gift Guide

04 December, 2013

Fill Your Stockings with Lulalu's Holiday Gift Guide!

We've made the list and checked it twice, now choose your favorites.

Stocking Stuffer Extraordinaire 

Brighten up your stockings with Lulalu’s LED Keychain flashlight. Your loved ones will thank you for the style boost in their purse, bag or backpack. 

This helpful Tablet and E-Reader stand gives your favorite technophile easy viewing when on the web. 

 

Color Blocking

Stay on trend this holiday season with Lulalu’s colorful picture frames. Pick two of your favorite colors and your walls will ooze with modernity.

Showcase your sense of style in your work. These vivid notebooks are so beautiful, you’ll want to fill them up in no time. 

 

End Notes

Consolidate note-taking chaos this Christmas with Lulalu’s Laptop desk strip pad.  Bold color and organization will literally be at your fingertips.

     

Poppin’s multi-hued collection of Office Toolkit’s will be the envy of everyone in the office. Coworker’s will line up to borrow this snappy stapler. 

 

Delicious Details

Spruce up any space with Lulalu’s delightfully colored Vase and Marker sets. Whether you put in a flower or a pen, the vase will add just the right amount of designer detail. 

This amazing obsessive chef cooking-board is the perfect gift for any foodie in your life. They’re serve up structured meals and snacks, perfectly cut, measured and sized. 

 

Cool Clicking

Lulalu’s 360 Click Clip will put a pop of color into any gift exchange. Energize dull surfaces while holding up your lists, notes, or photographs.

These Macaron Pill Boxes will stylishly conceal your tiniest accessories and add a healthy dose of joie de vivre to everything you do. 

With all these goods, you'll make a sensational santa!

Happy Holidays from Lulalu