Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday with Limor Suss + $75 JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
December 15, 2015


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The holiday season is almost here and that means it’s time to deck the halls and gather your family and friends for a fun and festive holiday get together! While entertaining can feel like a burden, the holidays are meant to be fun. So, if you’re wondering how to plan a stress-free holiday get-together where you won’t miss out on any of the fun and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, you’re in luck! In case of addiction, you have to undergo mission viejo rehab

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On The Mommy-Files, we had the opportunity to ask On-Air Personality, Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert Limor Suss some questions about how to have a stress-free holiday, as well as this season’s ultimate holiday gift guide. Between working, shopping, decorating and spending time with your loved ones, Limor will show us how to take the stress out of the holidays, add more cheer, throw the ultimate holiday get-together, and wow your loved ones with gifts they’ll love.

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Here are some of the tips she shared with us:

  • How to stay organized – Lists aren’t just for Santa! Make a list and check it twice.
  • Make time your friend! – Spread out your errands/projects, so you don’t have to do everything last minute.
  • Setting the table! Set your table the night before and let your dinnerware show your holiday spirit
  • Simple decorating! Simple decor tips to for the festive feel you are looking for
  • Limor’s Gift Guide – How to find gifts for your loved ones at one stop stops like JCPenney. From the music lover to the fashionista to the gadget guru and more, Limor will share this season’s best gifts at every price point!


Limor Suss is an on-air contributor and lifestyle expert. Limor has a smile that’s infectious and has brought that smile onto national and local TV stations across the country including GMA, Dr. Oz,  Fox and Friends, Better TV, CBS’s on the Couch, New York Live & many others talking about the entertaining tips,  the hottest tech gadgets,  gift ideas and the latest beauty trends. Limor has also been quoted in many newspapers and blogs including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Mashable & The Next Web. Limor loves entertaining, cooking and finding the latest products.


1 lucky winner will receive a $75 JCPenney Gift Card!!!

What is your tip for a stress-free holiday?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

49 Responses to “Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday with Limor Suss + $75 JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. susan smoaks says:

    my tip for a stress free holiday is to relax and enjoy the moment. it is more fun to relax than to try to have everything perfect.

    • vickie couturier says:

      my best tip to be un stressed over the holidays is to just go away on vacation,,ive never done it yet but sure would love too

      • Gina M says:

        My tip is to plan as much as possible in advance – cooking, shopping, etc! This saves a lot of stress.

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    • Trisha Burgess says:

      My best tip is make a list and check it twice! It helps to have a visual of what has been done and needs done!

    • Katy says:

      I decided to make a must happen list and a would-be-great list. I really had to consider my priorities this year and decide to focus on what our family enjoys the most.

  2. Amanda S. says:

    I have a stress free holiday by planning ahead with both sides of the family on what times we will be getting together, who will be buying what, and letting them know even when we will leave. It’s hard visiting everyone when you have small kids so this helps take the worry out of it.

  3. Rosie says:

    The best thing for me is to remember that you don’t have to be a Martha Stewart, less is more, and plan ahead as much as practical.

  4. Mami2jcn says:

    I hate to say it, but keep the in-laws away! They stress me out.

  5. kjasus says:

    i take time out for myself, like reading or having a cup of coffee

  6. Kelly D says:

    My tip is to have everyone bring their favorite desserts so you can concentrate on the main dishes.

  7. HS says:

    I do all my shopping online to save time and energy.

  8. Elena says:

    My tip is to shop online to make holidays less stressful

  9. shelly peterson says:

    To make things less stressful I shop early and plan ahead.

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    Plan ahead, don’t spread yourself thin, walk and take breaks from the rushing around.

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  12. Cynthia R says:

    We buy gifts for kids in the family, but for the adults we do a secret santa. Having less people to buy for is a definite stress reliever.

  13. Janet W. says:

    My tip for a stress-free holiday is to wrap a few presents each day starting a few weeks before Christmas so you don’t get overwhelmed with a large amount to wrap last minute.

  14. Jennifer Rote says:

    My tip is to just relax and don’t worry about the small things.

  15. sandra says:

    we use Christmas wish lists because they help with stressing less about what to give people

  16. Elle says:

    Do not wait until the last second to go shopping. Make a list early and start looking.

  17. Ellie Wright says:

    Don’t get yourself stressed out by trying to make everything perfect. I used to wrap every gift and try to make it perfect anf designer looking. Now I am more likely to just throw things in bags.

  18. Angie says:

    Start early so you’re not stressing last minute!

  19. Thomas Murphy says:

    Shop online to avoid the crowds.

  20. Michelle C says:

    I start preparing early and I have a spreadsheet to keep track of everything!

  21. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    My best tip is to try to clean ahea dof time–like every weekend up until the day. Also, cook a day ahead so you can relax on the day guests are with you.

  22. Barbara Montag says:

    For me learning to say no to some things helps me to prioritize better.
    I have more time then and am more relaxed.
    thank you

  23. Sarah L says:

    Get a massage and don’t worry about the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff)
    Thanks for the contest.

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  25. Audra O'Hara says:

    I would say don’t take on more than you’re comfortable with. Preparing a big meal for lots of people is stressful to me, so I prefer to do ‘bring a snack’ get-togethers. I also try to shop early and not wait until the very last minute to get everything purchased.

  26. Linda says:

    Don’t worry, just be happy. 🙂 Seriously, it’s not a big deal, just enjoy yourself.

  27. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My tip is tell family to avoid arguments or topics that will cause arguments and NO alcohol! and if they do not comply, don’t invite them!

  28. Jillian Too says:

    My tip is to create a cooking schedule so you are not overbooking oven or stove space.

  29. Sharon Rooney says:

    My tip is to try to get as much done as possible in advance. I also try to wrap my gifts as I buy them so I’m not wrapping at the last minute.

  30. Kristen says:

    Instead of buying each other gifts my friends & I generally agree to do something fun together during the holidays, which is great because no stress of what to buy or how much to spend…and we get to spend some time together which really is the greatest gift!

  31. Karen R says:

    I make a goal each day to accomplish something related to our Christmas. That way one day is not over-whelming.

  32. Susan Christy says:

    It would be fun to go to every event and activity, but who has the time and energy for that at the holidays?!?!? Just say NO once in a while. Took me years to learn this, but it has made life much more enjoyable.

  33. Terra Heck says:

    I pray daily and remember the real reason for the season. Thanks.

  34. Cheryl says:

    Deep breathing and checklist organization keeps me stress-free.

  35. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    My tip for a stress-free holiday is ask those around you to assist. Trying to do it all by yourself is a sure way you will be stressed. 🙂

  36. latanya says:

    stick to your budget and your list

  37. Connie R. says:

    My stress free tip is relax. Dont let the little things get to you.

  38. Mary Cloud says:

    Try to get as much done as you can during the first part of December so the week of Christmas you can just sit back relax and enjoy the holidays

  39. natasha lamoreux says:

    My tip is to start deep cleaning a week before guests arrive so you are not overwelmed with cleaning.

  40. Amanda Whitley says:

    my tip is to make to do lists so you dont forget anything.

  41. Lily Kwan says:

    Make lists so you can prepare ahead of time.

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