Christmas shopping should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Being able to give to others is a great thing. But lets face it, shopping at Christmas can be stressful instead. This year, lets be stress free this Christmas season and give with a happy heart not a stressed out one. These tips will help you have a more positive shopping experience.
Create a list! Before you step foot into a store or put an item in that online shopping cart, make a list of everyone you need and want to buy for. Don’t forget to include gifts that you buy for your mail carrier, teachers, bus drivers etc. Also, any extra giving you give to charities or a family in need.
Create a budget! And decide how much you will spend on each person. I promise this will help you a ton.
Go shopping with cash. And when it’s gone, it’s gone. Leave your credit cards at home so there is no temptation to purchase an item(s) on your credit card. Don’t let the Christmas bill follow you into 2017.
Who? Keep in mind who you are shopping for. It’s tempting to slip an item or more into your cart for yourself! But this time of year is for giving! Don’t blow your budget because that great coat is on sale or you found an amazing deal on new bath towels. If you really want it, put it on your Christmas list that you provide to your family.
It’s never too early to start planning for next Christmas. What if you could have all your shopping done by fall of next year? Follow these tips to see how. Happy Shopping friends!