Holiday shopping can be stressful for everyone. Choosing the right gift for those on your list can be quite time-consuming and cause frustration. Whether you are looking forward to Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Christmas, we have come up with a list to make this process more enjoyable and stress free.
1. Create a "who-to-buy-for" list
Before you start browsing online, it is important that you know who you need to shop for. A good strategy is to categorize your list into family, friends, distant relatives, colleagues, etc. After every purchase you will check their name off the list.
2. Set a gift-buying schedule
You can avoid feeling overwhelmed during the holiday season. For this to work, you will need to prioritize gifts that are time-sensitive: coworkers, friends, etc. Shop in the order you will need to give the gift, whether it's for holiday parties or gifts that need to be shipped.
3. Avoid Last-minute shopping
Waiting until the last minute to purchase holiday gifts will most likely compound the stress that you are already under. You may also run into the risk of finding less availability and limited selections on items you are after.
4. More online shopping
Buying online will save you money and gas. It's also a way to avoid over crowded malls and shopping centers. One rule of thumb is to buy ahead of time so you don't run into expensive overnight shipping.
We hope that after going through this list you tell yourself "I've got this!" Happy holiday shopping!