Holiday Gift Giving – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Holiday Gift Giving - Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

This time of year is stressful for a lot of people, so I asked my readers to share their blog posts about holiday gift giving. It looks like everyone’s already getting into the holiday spirit, because this is one of our biggest Carnivals ever! Much appreciation to Wrap iT for sponsoring this edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival.


I’m pleased to introduce three first-time participants:

Katherine Korlacki – Gift Guilt

Hilda Rodgers – Christmas Gifts in a Jar

I’m also excited to announce that Hazel Thornton is now a Superstar Blogger, with her post Wish List Etiquette!

Please get to know Katherine, Hilda and Hazel by reading their posts, leaving comments, and/or connecting with them on social media.

But don’t go away yet, because there’s plenty more here to help you and your clients organize your holiday gift giving! In fact, you’ll probably want to bookmark or pin this post in case you don’t get through it all in one sitting.

Planning Your Gift Giving

Debbie Rosemont – The Art of Holiday Gift Giving

Laura Wittmann – Keeping Track of Your Hidden Gifts + Free Printable

Choosing Holiday Gifts

Nancy Borg – 8 Ways to De-Frazzle the Holiday Dazzle

Barbara Tako – Simplify Holiday Gift Giving

Lisa Montanaro – Managing the Chaos of the Busy Holiday Season: A Survival Guide

Ramona Creel – Creative (And Inexpensive) Holiday Gift Ideas

Clutter-Free Gifts

Linda Samuels – Clutter-less Gifts

John Trosko – Clutter Free Gifts For Mom

Audrey Cupo – Presents vs. Presence

Leslie Josel – The Gift of Doing

Ellen Delap – Clutter Free Holiday Gifts

Julie Stobbe – Clutter Free Gift Giving

Linda Vanderkolk – Clutter Free Gifts

Organizing Gifts

Seana Turner – Seana’s Top 5 Gifts

Julie Bestry- Paper Doll’s 2011 Holiday Gift List: Favorite Things Edition

Sabrina Quairoli – Great Gifts for Dads to Get Organized

Organizing the Gift Wrap

Natalie Gallagher – Tame the Gift Wrap!

For another great idea for taming gift wrap, be sure to check out our sponsor, Wrap iT. Big thanks to Adam Levine for supporting the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, and to everyone who took the time to send in their posts.

Be sure to subscribe to Your Organizing Business using the form below to be notified when submissions open up for next month’s Blog Carnival!

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
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Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
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Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
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Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
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Organizing Meetings
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Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
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Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
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Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
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  1. Avatar Adam Levine on November 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Good morning Janet!!

    Wow this is an incredible line up of blog posts!!! I love recognizing so many names here and can’t wait to read each and every one!! Thank you so very much for allowing us to sponsor this event!! Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season xoxoxo – Adam and Team Wrap iT!!!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

      I’m so happy you were able to be a part of this, Adam. All the best to you and yours too!

  2. Hazel Thornton Hazel Thornton on November 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Wow, thanks for the promotion to Superstar Blogger, Janet! And Hello to Adam! Can’t wait to read everyone’s blog posts!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

      You’re welcome, Hazel! Thanks for displaying the #POBC badge on your blog. 🙂

  3. Avatar Robin Bastian on November 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you, Janet! It’s always a privilege to be included in your blog carnival, and I’m so happy to be in it again. What a great way to learn from and be inspired by others, too! 🙂 I especially enjoyed Audrey Cupo’s “Presents vs. Presence” post. Looking forward to reading more, too!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

      You had some wonderful ideas in your post too, Robin! So glad to have you in my online community.

  4. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on November 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

    What a full collection of posts. I guess all of us have a lot to share and learn about feeling more organized and less stressed when it comes to holiday gift giving. Can’t wait to dive in and read my colleagues’ posts.

    Thank you so much for this continued opportunity to gather and share at your wonderful venue.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Thank you for your as-always insightful contribution, Linda! Now I must go check out this giveaway of yours…

  5. Avatar Debbie Rosemont on November 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    What a comprehensive collection of posts about organized holiday gift giving! Honored to have been included.

  6. Avatar Janet Barclay on November 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    And we’re thrilled that you participated, Debbie! Hope to see you again next month.

  7. Avatar Tanya on November 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Great collections of posts!! Can’t wait till later today when I have some time to read them all 🙂

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Happy reading, Tanya! Let us know if you pick up some great ideas. 🙂

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