5 tips for enjoying a sweeter holiday season this year

(BPT) – Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless tasks you need to get done. A simple, helpful tip is to start early this year. Planning your celebrations and shopping for gifts in advance can help relieve some of that holiday stress. Beyond that, what can you do to make this year’s festivities stand out from the rest? There’s nothing better than finding new and surprising ways to spruce up your home’s seasonal decorations, enhance your giftwrapping skills and add more sweetness to all of your family’s celebrations. This year, you can turn to a beloved classic treat to help make the holiday season a lot more fun, and tastier, too!

Here are some festive tips to help get you in the holiday mood — and share it with others.

1. Fill stockings with a fun and tasty surprise

Brand new this holiday season, the HARIBO Goldbear Filled Cane is an amazing stocking stuffer, and it will look perfect peeking over the top of anyone’s stocking. The canes are so festive that you can even decorate your home or tree, too. Each delightful cane is filled with HARIBO Goldbears in the five original fruity flavors: Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Pineapple and Raspberry.

2. Decorate your gifts with a unique flair

You can also use the HARIBO Goldbear Filled Cane as a fun accent piece — and an extra bonus present — to stand out atop a beautifully wrapped gift by affixing to your gifts with a seasonal holiday ribbon. For those with a sweet tooth, include a bag of HARIBO Candy Cane Gummies in any gift for some extra special sweets in a classic red and green theme.

3. Set the mood with music

Before any holiday get-together, take the time to curate the perfect playlist, with a mix of your favorite classic holiday songs, as well as current pop hits to keep the energy going. This can be a great task to delegate to a few family members while you’re busy prepping for your festive occasions. An added bonus, ask a range of family members from grandparents to nieces and nephews to help create a fun mix that everyone will enjoy.

4. Make your “gummi charcuterie board” the star of the party

Take a sweet twist on the trendy charcuterie boards by creating a lively, colorful “gummi board” using a selection of delectable HARIBO treats. Your gummi board can feature a range of seasonal favorites like HARIBO Holiday Edition Goldbears or iconic favorites like Twin Snakes and Starmix. This fun and festive spin on dessert is sure to be a winner across the board.

5. Breathe in the sweet scents of the season

Fill your home with the enticing smell of pine trees during the entire holiday season to keep the happy mood going all season long. Your local tree farm often has spare pine tree branches you can repurpose to create decorative wreaths, stunning seasonal mantles or Christmas dinner centerpieces that look as good as they smell. No pine trees? No problem. Pine-scented candles or essential oils can easily create the seasonal ambience we all hope to achieve.

Check out all of the delicious options for holiday treats, stocking stuffers and tasty gifts at HARIBO.com to make this year’s celebrations sweeter than ever.