We asked Rachel Doran, founder of online boutique www.elsieandfleur.co.uk, for her top tips for parents for Christmas Day.
This is what Rachel had to say: “There is nothing worse than your child opening their present on Christmas Day only to find it needs batteries and you don’t have any in the correct size.
“Prior to wrapping your child’s toy, open the box and check all the parts are there and that nothing is broken. This is also a good time to see if there is anything that needs charging before it can be used or if the toy requires batteries and if it does what sort it requires.
“On Christmas morning make sure all the supplies you need will be within easy reach, such as batteries and screwdrivers in case you need to remove battery covers or assemble anything. Keep a pair of scissors to hand too in case there is any packaging that is particularly tough to get into.
“In case there are any gifts that need to be exchanged or returned it is a good idea to keep all of the receipts for the gifts together in a safe place so they are easy to find.
“It is also worth having a small store of ‘emergency’ presents handy just in case your child receives an unexpected gift.”
Do you have a store of ’emergency presents’ already wrapped just in case you or your child receives a surprise present? Get in touch below and tell us your top Christmas tips.