It used to be that every year I had this huge fear that I would receive an unexpected present from someone with whom I had not planned to exchange. Now I simply keep some $10 gifts on hand should this occur. I keep them wrapped in generic paper--suitable for Chanukah or Christmas. I like Starbuck's gift cards, scented candles, or body lotion. It seems to save me at least once each year. Might be worth a thought if you also occasionally have that fear near the holidays. One less thing to worry about, at a time of year when it is always seeming like there are plenty of worries!
Steph has been organizing for over ten years. Her simple tips here can help you get and keep organized and add calm to your life.