Christmas is a special time of year for most families, but it can also be a bit stressful if you’re former Bachelor star Catherine Lowe.
Catherine, who married former Bachelor Sean Lowe, recently opened up to TODAY about preparing for the holidays and what she does to stay ahead.
For one, the mother of two likes to make sure she gets her gift shopping done well in advance.
“I like to take the pressure off getting all my gifts at once and try to start early, getting them casually while I’m out and about so it’s not overwhelming all at once,” she said.
“I try to make the holiday seasons about being together more than anything. When you focus the holidays on just spending quality family time together, it takes the pressure off making the entire season perfect.”
She continued, “I’m actually feeling more festive this season because Samuel is now 2 and is starting to understand what’s going on!”
With their family growing to include a 2-year-old and a 7-month-old, they have started some of their own special Christmas traditions.
“The boys loved decorating the tree with me and we love reading our favorite Christmas stories before bed each night,” she said.
“I’m also so excited to bake cookies with Samuel, and set them out for Santa, and see his delight in the morning when there’s a bite missing!”
When it comes to her husband, finding gifts for him can be a little more difficult.
“Sean is hardest to get gifts for because he’s more into experiences like trips, concerts and family activities,” Catherine expressed.
“He also has everything and needs nothing! That’s why experiences as a family or as a couple are the way to go.”
She continued, “Last year, Sean gave me a ticket to the opera because I love the arts, and he definitely took what I like into consideration.”
What would you give Sean for Christmas?!