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Easy Christmas Shopping Early

Updated on August 18, 2014

It's Not Too Early

Now that the fall season is here, you know that the holidays will soon be approaching. Like many, you may find yourself thinking about what you want to get your loved ones Christmas. Well if you haven't already, this is the perfect time to start actually shopping for nice gifts. You don't have to wait until the last minute.In some cases, the sooner the better.

Advantages to Shopping Early

There are a few advantages to getting your shopping done early. Here's five reasons you may want to get a head start.

1. Beat the Last Minute Crowd

This includes busy malls, congested parking lots, and not having to deal with holiday traffic. (You can appreciate this more if there is heavy snow.)

2. Save Money

Save on the amount of money being spent at one time. By starting early, you can spread out your shopping time and spending money. You will also avoid price hikes that come during the holiday season.

3. Get Exactly What You Want

When you get an earlier start, you don't have to worry about items being all picked over or out of stock. You can avoid having to pick through leftover items and actually get what's on you list.

4. Have More Relaxing Time

Imagine being able to kick your feet up and relax a few weeks before Christmas. This is possible when all or most of your shopping is already be done.

5. Avoid the Rush

Let's say you made your list, checked it twice, but still forgot a gift. Well, having already done the bulk of your shopping in advance, going out to buy one more thing ought to be a breeze.


Other Shopping Ideas

Here are some other ideas that gift givers can appreciate.

  • Take advantage of layaway.

  • Check the sales papers for deals.

  • Consider buying online from Amazon, EBay, or directly from a store's website. There are sometimes special deals that only apply to online purchases.

  • If you are on a tight budget, set up or take part in a gift exchange with extended family, friends, coworkers etc. Be responsible for purchasing one nice, thought-felt gift instead of buying gifts for several people.

  • Send out greeting cards to your friends and family. Write your own personal message in the the card to make it more personal.

When Do You Do Your Christmas Shopping?

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    • mothersofnations profile image

      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      I like to start a little early. I do a little at a time, as I see things that I know my loved ones will enjoy. From time to time I do order online as long as it's not clothing lol I definitely enjoy beating the rush and the crazy crowds - and the best part: saving money :)

      Useful article - voted up! God bless you...

    • Crissylite profile image

      Crissylite 3 years ago

      Thank you!! God bless you as well.

    • Barbara Stickly profile image

      Barbara Stickly 5 years ago

      Online shopping is my best friend! I hate dealing with crowds and I can always find exactly what I'm looking for!