Last minute shopping can also bring last minute stress. Too much to do and not enough time to get everything done can really take the joy out of the season.
It's still not too late to put some stress reducers to good use.
First, eliminate guilt. Advisors say too many people get stressed out worrying over the right gift or the fear of hurting someone's feelings.
Second, tone down magical thinking. That's when you want to have the most delicious homemade cookies, the best-decorated house and create the most perfect holiday for the entire family.