How to Get Through Your Holiday Shopping

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How to Get Through Your Holiday Shopping

Christmas lights illuminating on the ground

Christmas lights illuminating on the ground

Christmas lights illuminating on the ground

Christmas lights illuminating on the ground

Julia DeLeon, Editorial Editor

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In everyday life, family types vary in their characteristics. When centralizing those “types” to the festive time of year, each family follows diverse traditions and habits. There are the early birds, with their decorated Christmas tree set up, closely following Thanksgiving. There are the families who celebrate their own religious beliefs, or don’t/can’t celebrate at all. Then, there is my family type, when gift-shopping the week before Christmas Day, leads to wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. You could probably imagine the holiday jumble, initiated by such procrastination. No matter what “type” your family is, as long as you celebrate the holidays, the advising information related below could be helpful.

At this instant, we can proceed to the topic of gift choosing. Although the search for the “perfect gift” can be pressured, I’ll try to simplify it for you. All in all, focus on one person at a time and answer these questions. Are they materialistic with gifts, or do they like home-made items? What will be of use to them, rather than a temporary want? What gift will have them nearly bouncing with it in their arms on Christmas day? What gift fits them and their personality? Now, make a specific list and budget it.

Commonly, shoppers have their go-to stores. There is the ultimate Target collection, which I personally love. To add, I would like to point out that Walmart is truly evolving in their cargo, while still obtaining reasonable prices. Speaking of reasonable prices, Ross does not state “Dress for Less” pointlessly. You can find a variety of non-expensive gifts, with amazing sales, in an easy search. The fantastic fact about these three stores listed above, is that they each have their own diversity in gift options. This diversity makes it possible to get your gift shopping done at one store. In further description, each of these stores have a convenient selection of clothes and accessories, toys for your beloved keiki, beautification items, tools and crafts for the innovative, the seasonable gift-packages, and other alternating choices.

Although the stores listed above provide convenience, there are some families who are truly busy with errands and events. Adding Christmas shopping to the To-Do’s, can then leave you buried in stress. For those of you who can relate, amazing Holiday deals and sales make online shopping an effective and efficient alternative that you can do in the comfort of your own home after a long day. Be attentive and cautious of the arrival date though, and always make sure you are shopping from a reliable website. A reminder for online shopping is to analyze customer reviews and scan the sizing charts for clothing. In suggestion of online companies to purchase from, Amazon is a good fit, especially if you have the Prime membership. This E-Commerce company states to have the Earth’s largest selection of any desired purchasable. Furthermore, another great fact about Target, Walmart, and Ross is that you can order your items online and easily pick them up instead of spending hours in the hectic stores. 

Not to sound like a “Negative Nancy”, but the holiday chaos is clearly expansive. The stores are jam-packed with bodies, overwhelming each other. With accumulated stress, parents can become their own form of the Grinch. Considering the expected holiday stress, people of all ages can use some relief. So, how can you achieve such stress relief? Well, it all comes down to your time-management, budgeting, and organization. Manage your time spent shopping. Also budget your money, while prioritizing who you will spend more money on, who you will get more of a minor gift for, and all of those in between. Then determine who you will spend heart-felt time on crafting a home-made gift for. Organization is the base of the mix. Organize your time and budgeting with Timely-To-Do Lists and knock them out.

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