Hands up if you generally leave all of your Christmas shopping until last minute! Chances are you aren’t alone. However, the good news is that most stores are generally still open on Christmas Eve for you procrastinators out there and thankfully, there are many useful tips out there for Christmas Eve shopping:
Make a list – this is actually very important but often very neglected. Make a list of those you have to shop for and your ideas for what to get them. A small budget should also be included. This way, you have a plan of what you need to do and how much you want to spend.
Seek a professional gift wrapper – These are usually in abundance on Christmas Eve. Now that you have found your gifts, you may not have time to wrap them all. So as you shop, you can drop them off to be wrapped and pick them up when you have finished your rounds.
Give a Gift Card – gift cards are generally very underrated but are also quite appreciated. You can get a gift card for that individual’s favourite store and this not only saves you time and possibly money, but it also ensures the person will get something he/she truly likes because let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a free gift card to their favourite store?
Set a time limit – often, you can get so swept up in the rush and the hype of the Christmas shopping that the time just flies by and you still have to head home and continue Christmas preparations. To avoid this, set a time limit and keep abreast of how long you have left. Believe it or not the less time spent shopping on Christmas Eve, the less likely you are to overspend or impulse buy.
These tips should certainly make shopping on Christmas Eve much less stressful. As long as you follow them, there should be no issues. Happy Shopping!
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