Bells are ringing, and everything from hand lotion to delectable drinks is filled with pumpkin spice.

And while the excitement of this special time of year is spreading faster than the aroma of your grandma’s sweet potato pie, you may be wondering how you can make this year’s holiday season the best one yet.

4 Best Tips You Need to Know for the 2022 Holidays - stockings, home, holidays, decorate, Christmas

With a little planning and organization that would even impress Santa, you’ll be ready for all of this year’s festive celebrations. Consider these four tips as you plan for the 2022 holidays.

1. Decorating Your Home

Even if you have a large home, don’t worry about starting your decorating too early. You’ll want to check your existing décor to see if anything should be updated or thrown out. Are your Christmas lights still working? Do you need extra strands of lights? Are any of your ornaments damaged and need to be replaced? The earlier you assess your stock, the better off you’ll be when it comes to shopping early and beating the holiday rush.

And if you’re wondering where to begin, consider decorating indoors first if there are still several weeks before Christmas.

2. Planning the Perfect Gathering

One of the best things about the holidays is the opportunities for fun and fellowship with friends and family. If you want to plan a themed party, decide what type of shindig you want to host. Do you want something casual, such as a “comfort and joys” dinner-style potluck, or are you opting for a more formal gathering with the “12 tastes of Christmas” wine-tasting?

The key to hosting the ultimate holiday party starts with early planning, making a guestlist, setting a budget, and deciding on your theme. You can also look for ways to cut costs and save time by offering a smorgasbord of appetizers versus a sit-down dinner.

3. Stuffing the Stockings

If stuffing your significant other’s stocking is still your favorite part of holiday gift-giving, you’ll love adding some of this year’s nice and naughty ideas. There’s no room for a lump of coal when you include sexy Santa lingerie in your loved one’s stocking. Add their favorite scented lotions or a bottle of designer perfume. Spice it up even more with a gift card for a sensual massage. Or, better yet, make gift certificates with special services you’ll deliver!

4. Making Your List and Checking it Twice

Before you tackle shopping with your bestie, make your list and check it twice. Have extra guests coming this year and want to grab a “holiday happy” for them? Then check the ads to see what’s hot this season. You’ll likely find many ideas from designer brands, like hand lotions and body sprays for ladies and handcrafted soap for gentlemen in your life. Save time with wrapping by packing your gifts in cute and festive holiday bags stuffed with sparkly paper.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Whether decorating your home, shopping for gifts, planning the perfect party or brainstorming ideas to spice things up with your significant other with some sexy Christmas lingerie, start your preparations early and consider these tips. Holiday planning isn’t tricky when you feel organized; nothing makes this special season jollier than spending it stress-free and filled with glee!