Shopping during seasonal holiday like Christmas need more than money and time. You need an early preparation together with clear budget so you’ll not become one of the regret Christmas shopper on January.
Make a List
Write down everything you need to buy, no matter how trivial the thing is. Include some maximum price tag on the gift list, so you know exactly how much you’re going to spend. Don’t forget to list the people who will receive holiday tips, such as your babysitter, mail carrier, garbage man, and so forth.
Don’t wait until the last minute to find the right necktie for your husband or your mom’s favorite earl grey tea. Keep your eyes open all year round for items that your family or friends would like. Keep your early bought Christmas presents in a hidden place until Christmas come.
December maybe offer you bigger variety of all kind presents, but also provide a bunch of people who will not hesitate to kill each other during Christmas. So, let’s not play killer this year.
You can save hundreds dollar by using discount online sites like Groupon and Living Social. Some of their promotions even give you extra gift certificates or super cheap price for second-same-item. Remember to sign up for their newsletter to receive daily deals catalogue.
If you are going to buy gadget or any items that has big variety of models, do online research first. Look at the reviews on related products on sales sites like amazon.com, so you do not regret later. In addition, you also can check prices for the items in your list.
Bring some companies to hunt for Christmas present is a great idea. You can save a lot of time if two or more of you want to buy the same item. Assign one of you to buy the item while others do other shopping. By bringing friends, you also get some help to take care your shopping.