Do you normally do most of your holiday shopping in mid to late December? Are you tired of the long lines and of feeling stressed out being on such a short time crunch? Why not try to plan out your gift buying so you aren’t leaving it all till the last minute? By starting your gift buying now and not leaving it all till the last minute, you will be doing yourself a huge favor.
By planning out your gift buying, you can save time by grouping errands together, save money by not wasting gas driving around and save time, by not having to deal with the long lines and crowds and by only going to places you know you need to go to.
Your first step is to create a list of gift ideas – include who you will buy for, what size he or she is, what they like, your budget, and possible stores at which to shop. Once you have your completed list, decide if you can do any shopping online. Online shopping is really important to do early to make sure your gifts arrive in time for the holidays. For those on your list that you would have to ship gifts to, online shopping can be a great way to go. You can usually choose to have the item gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient. This will save you the extra step of going to the post office. Next, decide on which stores you will be going to and plan time to visit all the stores that are near eachother on the same day to save time and gas. Can you buy any of your gifts in bulk? This is also a cost effective way to go.
Try purchasing a few gifts per week over the next two months and you will enjoy the gift buying process!
If you are looking for gift ideas, and/or would like to kick start your shopping, Simply Placed will be hosting its 3rd Annual Holiday Shopping Open House on November 5th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. We will have a variety of vendors here with ready-made gifts to purchase. You can pick up gifts you need for family, friends, service providers, teachers, hostesses, etc.. Not ready to shop yet, but would like to have some cash in hand when you do? We’ll also have a jeweler here who will be buying back the gold you no longer want (think broken pieces, pieces that don’t hold sentimental value, pieces you purchased years ago that you no longer like as your style or tastes have changed, etc.). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details if you’re interested in stopping by. We would love to see you there!