Monday, November 03, 2008

Quick Holiday Shopping Tips

  1. Set a budget and stick to it!
  2. Make a list before you go.
  3. If you get frustrated with coming up with gift ideas, especially for the hard-to-buy for, create a gift file and write (or type) down ideas as you think of them instead of trying to remember them throughout the year. Pay attention to other gift-giving times of the years. Jot down ideas that family and friends mention.
  4. Avoid the busy shopping times. Do shopping in the early mornings on the weekends. Do your shopping during the week when stores are less crowded.

  5. Avoid the stores altogether. Do your shopping online or from catalogs.

2 comments:

Connie said...

What great tips. I always swear I won't have a stressful Christmas season but do every year. I especially like number 2 because not knowing what to buy someone makes me go crazy. I feel like I have to buy the perfect present all the time.

Sophie said...

Absolutely avoid the use of credit cards where / when possible. Great tips.

There are some surprisingly cheap deals for clothing at Salestash, www.salestash.com . many nice gifts are under $10, definitely wont break the bank this holidays.

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