The search for the perfect Christmas gift can turn into a real test of patience. For your children, grandchildren or godchildren, it is usually relatively easy because they normally write a wish-list. Be careful though, not to shower your children with expensive presents. If you do, they will just expect more every year. In general, try to give fewer gifts; buy only for your close family, and avoid giving presents to friends and colleagues. You will immediately notice a reduction in your stress levels.