Santa Claus may have an entire workshop of elves to help him get through the holiday rush, but how are all of us mortals south of the North Pole supposed to cope? While we may not have the magical powers required to make a sleigh fly, we do know the next best thing: a personal assistant who can make your life run smoothly.

A pair of helping hands is your tool to maintain that jolly attitude and your sanity… all while staying on top of your many responsibilities. Here’s how a personal assistant can help you this holiday season.

1. Gift shopping

Once you’re done making a list and checking it twice, the hard work begins: braving holiday traffic, mall crowds, and busy stores to pick up the perfect presents. But especially as you rush to complete your workload at the office in time for the holiday weekend, perhaps even putting in some overtime or working late nights, finding the time to devote to gift shopping can be challenging. Besides, the free time you do have on weekends is precious and to be savored, not spent in a harrowing stampede of shoppers.

Hand off your gift list to us and we’ll handle the chaotic parking lots and long lines while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the real reason for the season — spending time with loved ones. We’ll load up the sleigh and shuttle the haul back to your home for wrapping (which we’re happy to help with, if you prefer!).

2. Pre-event prep

Whether you’ll be hosting an extravagant holiday meal with the entire extended family or having a few friends over for a small gift exchange, if you plan to open your home this season, chances are you’ve got a few to-do’s before entertaining. Your personal assistant is here to lend a hand as you prepare everything from the menu to the house itself.

Got a few small pieces to finish off your festive decor scheme (wintry figurines, decorative pillows, wreaths, garland, or candles)? We’re happy to set them out on the couch, mantle, or coffee table. While we’re at it, how about some help with grocery shopping and meal prep? We’re experts at chopping veggies for the stuffing and fruit for the pie.

Need someone at home to sign off on a special package delivery? Or someone to water those poinsettias, put away the laundry, and tidy up the living room before the guests arrive? You can count on us to complete tasks at home and beyond!

3. Lighten your seasonal load

Between work obligations and social events, family gatherings and seasonal errands, your already busy life gets about five times busier during the holiday season. Fortunately, you’ll find no better time to enlist personal assistant services.

Your PA can cover the time-consuming tasks that burden your week. We’ll drop off and pick up your party dress or suit from the dry cleaners just in time for that festive soiree. Hitting the road for a holiday meal at grandma’s house? We can take the car in for maintenance so you can safely navigate any wet or icy highways.

4. Absentee services

If you’ll be spending the holidays at another destination, we can hold down the fort while you’re away. Some samples of tasks we can perform during your holiday travels include the following:

  • Pick up and/or organize your mail, newspapers, or other deliveries
  • Take out any trash or recycling
  • Feed the dog or cat
  • Turn lights and electronics off or on
  • Light tidying (sweeping, dusting, or turning down bedding)
  • Monitor your home’s temperature (i.e. – running the heat if necessary for pets or houseplants that require a specific climate)
  • Run faucets to prevent pipes from freezing