December 16, 2015
Christmas shopping can be a pain in the behind, especially if it’s already Christmas season. The malls are full, the traffic is horrible, the prices are rampant, and time is against you. Fear not, though, because all you need is a little composure while doing last minute Christmas shopping.
Keep a clear head and don’t get rattled because there are many ways to still shop efficiently through all this Christmas madness. Here’s a helpful guide on how to tackle last minute Christmas shopping.
1. Make a List
Just like anything else, last minute Christmas shopping can turn out to be a complete disaster if one doesn’t plan things properly. A great way to organize shopping is to make a list of everything you need to get done. The list will help make sure you don’t overlook or forget a present. It’s also a great way to systematically arrange the gifts so that you don’t have to go back and forth if 3 or 4 items on the list happen to be in one shop. So go on, make a Christmas shopping list before it’s too late!
2. Set a Budget
You have to buy 4 presents but you spent too much on the 3rd that you can’t afford the 4thone anymore. This is a common problem with last minute Christmas shopping. A great way to fix this is to write down the budget beforehand. Research the items you are going to purchase so that the price doesn’t surprise you. It will also help your bank account because you can adjust the price ranges of presents instead of spending too much on one particular item.
3. One Stop Shop
It’s 2 weeks before Christmas and the malls are full but you still have to buy presents for your whole family; what do you do? Instead of going to different shopping malls and retailers to buy specific presents, why not go to one shop instead and buy all of the items there? This will save you a lot of time and not to mention a lot of stress. Plan ahead and make your last minute Christmas shopping easy as pie.
4. Go Alone
When shopping last minute for presents, it is best to go alone. If a friend were to accompany you, his/her opinion can affect your judgement on buying a certain item. You are already in a rush so you must decide quickly. Going shopping alone will prove to be much more efficient and more importantly, way more sentimental.
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