HATTIESBURG, MS - With Christmas just days away, finding the ideal gift for a loved one while not spending too much money can be quite overwhelming.
"I always wonder if I have something they're going to like," Holiday shopper Cindy Wiltcher said. "Did I get everybody the same amount of stuff? What if I got this one more than I got that one?"
"People get stressed out this time of year mainly because they wait till the last minute to do their Christmas shopping," Holiday shopper William "Bo" Walker said.
According to the American Psychological Association nearly a quarter of Americans are stressed during the holiday season.
High expectations for creating the perfect holiday can create great amounts of stress.
Clinical Therapist Ted Crawford and author of Taming the Christmas Crazy offers several tips on how to relieve holiday stress and save money.
Here is an excerpt from his article "Taming the Christmas Crazy:"