11 TIPS ON HOW TO SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS
The end of the year has its reputation as not only the most fun period but also one of the most stressful as well. Large debts in the new year has been a problem for most people. While this is the case, we know you don’t want nothing under that well decorated Christmas tree. Here are easy shopping tips to take that stressful burden of debt and uncertainty off your back.
1. START EARLY
People often wait for the actual christmas day to start shopping. You end up buying in bulk and spend a lot of money since the shopping spree is at peak. At the beginning of the month is much better. Buy gifts and store the at hidden designated places for christmass to reduce the stress of shopping. This will help you cross out that friend or family member earlier. People tend to find better gifts in least pressure circumstances.
2. HAVE A SHOPPING LISTS
It down and make a shopping list. A list of people you plan to buy gifts for and preferred type of gift as well to avoid last minute extravagance in order to please somebody. Start with immediate family members and then to selective close friends. This will help give an estimate budget and will save time during actual shopping.
3. SET A LIMIT TO SPEND
There’s no need to start looking for financial aid later after the festive season. Make sure you don’t spend driven emotionally or with any guilt. Set the total amount of money to spend and divide it accordingly. This is of course based on own preference. A sure way you will not spend extra and unnecessarily.
4. DO ONLINE RESEARCH
Plan with the internet. It offers reputable online reviews for products to make sure that gift satisfies the target optimally. It also save you time from long exhausting hours of trying to shop. Get products with most positive feedback and at discounted prices from the comfort of your home.
5. MAXIMISE ON DISCOUNTS
Find those discounted items on with great deals. Take that 2 for 1 and give to two people. Discounted gift cards are also a great way to pay for purchased items. You’ll be saving rather than spending. Visit specialty store and shop cheaper items. Walmart and eBay are great places to start.
6. SHOP ALONE
Avoid friend with poor shopping habits. These way statements like:-You have to buy that -It would look great on you-How lovely will be off the table. Friends will easily convince you otherwise and you will end up with miscellaneous items you did not need. Avoid the unnecessary expenditure.
7. BUY COLLECTIVE GIFTS
Shopping for combined gifts for a number of people at once. Get your kids a video game console and save the hustle of individual gift spending. Board games for the family or movie tickets to your parents. Get that friend a weekend getaway coupon or a television for that just married couple.
8. PAY IN CASH
Shop with cash and avoid credit card expenses. Cash guarantees you get only what you need and is more accountable. It will force you stick to that budget. Unlike credit cards where it’s difficult to know how much you have really used and end up losing track having a huge debt in the long run.
9. DON’T OVERSPEND
ON KIDS One or two toys are enough. Most people overspend by buying their kids so much stuff which they will never use sometimes. An extra tip for you give then a need, a want, a wear and a want. That is enough and you can save some extra cash for other use.
Alethic is cunning but very effective. Gifts like tools or kitchen utensils are most suitable for this. Wrap each differently and watch your friends and loved ones have fun unwrapping “a lot” of presents. Human psychology saves the day.
11. GET NO COST HOLIDAY SHIPPING
For those who want exotic gifts from oversees; here is a special tip for you. Go for the no cost holiday shipping services. Best Buy and L.L Bean offers the exclusive shipping services from 17th December with their arrival by Christmas Eve. That is some shopping if you ask me. Shopping for Christmas just got easier better and fun.