“It is better to give than to receive.” And there are plenty of opportunities to give throughout the year. While gift-giving is so much fun and brings enormous joy to both the giver and the receiver, gift-buying can be a stressful ordeal if you have not planned ahead. Here are some occasions in which you may need to prepare gifts for one or more people. Once you have an idea of what lies ahead, begin to set aside money for buying gifts or materials for gifts and be conscious of your gift list each time you are in a position to shop. Make a list of everyone for whom you would buy a birthday gift and organize it in your planner or calendar.