We are in the middle of the Christmas season. Whether you are enjoying the holiday cheer or stressing out over Christmas gifts, we are here to help. Here are a few tips to find the best deals and S.L.E.I.G.H your holiday shopping.
The sooner you start, the better. According to NRF.com (National Retail Federation), only 6.7% of shoppers begin their holiday shopping in September, 21.3% by October 1, and 42% by November 1. A lot of people are now opting to shop using apps and plugins that help you find the best deals. Take a good nap while your cyber elf assistants watch for price drops and get you the best deals.
Lists and limits
Creating a list is a lot more important than you may think. Any time you put a new item on your online shopping cart or go to a store, sit down and write a list of all the people you plan to buy gifts for. Make a budget and stick to it!
Establish a deadline
It's very helpful to set up a deadline for shopping and presents. Imagine sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate, enjoying your Christmas tree. Getting your shopping done before the Christmas holiday not only lets you skip the long lines, but allows you to enjoy the holidays to the fullest! Ordering online is also a great way to skip the lines, as long as you have done enough research into what you are buying.
Include everything and avoid impulse buys
The most important thing you can do during your holiday shopping is setting priorities. Find out what your needs are, even in your list of wants, and make sure you don't get carried away with all of the great deals. if you come to the sales prepared, you will know what to do when the temptation starts getting to you.
One of the best gifts you can give is to give back. As cheesy as it may sound, you can learn about yourself and others when you choose to give back. Dedicate some of your funds to charitable causes and find some places to serve.
Hustle hard and be happy
Having small goals and being diligent with your holiday shopping is harder than you may think. Stick to your lists and get your shopping done a soon as possible so that you can enjoy your time with your family.
There you have it—a few simple tips to help you S.L.E.I.G.H. all the way through the holidays!