The Christmas season is a special time that is usually spent with family and friends, creating memories that will be cherished as they are added to the nostalgic feeling that makes the holidays seem so magical. With that, shops are already starting to put out their Christmas displays – especially online. We wrote down in this article tips on How to do your early Christmas online shopping.
With the Filipino spirit during the Christmas season, many might already be looking for Christmas gift ideas as early as now. Especially that gift-giving is no longer the same as before. With the virus around, we should think of more practical gifts in this new normal. Buying gifts early can also save you a lot of money especially when done online – with the continuous online sales happening every now and then.
Online Christmas Shopping
Christmas shopping need not be stressful. In fact, shopping can be easy and as painless as a few clicks of the mouse and you are done. But there are a few things to consider before you go on your spending spree this year: Finding out about credit card security, delivery times, information about returns, and which are the best sites and days to go shopping will save you time and money.
Well, before you get your tinsel in a tangle, you may wish to consider that there are benefits to starting your online Christmas shopping early. Especially this year, as the price of many goods and other staffs have noticeably increased partially due to inflation.
First and foremost, people make better decisions when they are not in a rush. Even just adding one second, or less, to the time you take when considering a purchase can help improve the decisions you make. Shopping early is a good idea for online purchases. You will be able to take advantage of sales events like All Homes, Shopee, Lazada, and many more when gifts are discounted, and will also ensure presents have plenty of time to arrive.
Here are the tips on how to do Early Christmas Shopping online:
1. Make a Plan
right now, before you begin or buy anything, make a plan for your online Christmas shopping and schedule. Sit down with your budget and calendar and make a list of people you will be buying gifts for. Inevitably, the holidays cost more, not only because we buy more, but because we do more of the things we need to spend about.
2. Make a Budget and Stick to it
One of the biggest stressors of holiday shopping is overspending, so be sure to create a budget before you hit the stores. First, figure out the total you can afford to spend on gifts. Then, make a list of the people you have like to give to and allocate portions of your budget toward each person.
3. Make a list
this year, try to make it more detailed. Put some real thought into what you want to get each person you will gift. You do not have to fill it out all at once. Pin it to your fridge, in your mirror, or on a bulletin board so you can add to it as a great idea comes to you.
4. Stick to your List
know how much you want to spend on each person. Once you have your list created, stick to it. If you end up buying something, then find something better. This will help to keep your budget on track.
5. Schedule Shopping Time Early and Often
Unless you put aside time in your schedule to accomplish your Christmas shopping, chances are you are not going to do it. Even if you are planning to take the above advice and do all your shopping online, still recommended scheduling time in your calendar to get it done. Use your master list – you know, the one you made for everyone’s wish list items, and cross things off as you go.
6. Watch the sales
Since you know what you are participating in early Christmas shopping, and know what you are looking for, you will be able to get the best deal on it instead of paying a higher price during the holidays. This is especially awesome for those seasonal gifts that will be going on sale shortly. You will be able to buy more gifts for each person, or a higher quality item than you would have if you left it until November or December.
7. Be Strategic with Sales to Finish Your Christmas Shopping Early
if you begin your holiday shopping early, be sure to study advertisements so that you have a plan for what you need to get on these days. All Homes as the finish line for your shopping, not the starting point offers great coupons and deals to shoppers. But remember, you are working on your plan. You can purchase the perfect gift at a great discount but do not lose hours hunting for something one of a kind. Finishing shopping early requires creating a plan and committing to it.
8. Leave a little Budget for the Last Minute
Inevitably, costs of goods pop up as the holiday season approaches. If you have utilized sales and other strategies before the month of December, declare your shopping done, but leave yourself wiggle room just in case. A last-minute plan if you leave a bit of your budget for miscellaneous items.
9. Draw a Finish Line
This seems obvious, but for some, starting Christmas shopping early means you simply Christmas shop longer. Be fine with finishing, and staying finished. Practice saying “This is enough,” and celebrate the space you have created in your Christmas Season all through the month of December and into the New Year. This Christmas Season, be radical and create space instead of a hurry. Enjoy celebrating relationships as you shop for friends and family, but finish Christmas shopping early this year and enjoy being present and peaceful throughout the holidays. Perhaps, the most important thing to remember when it comes to Christmas shopping is that the true spirit of Christmas does not come from a store or any online shop.
Maintaining a joyful, festive spirit while spending quality time with loved ones is truly what makes Christmas magical. After all, that is the best gift you can give and it most certainly cannot be bought. Generally, an opportunity to think about nature and the reason for our existence, which people will celebrate worldwide despite the pandemic we may face as of this time. It is the essence of this celebration that unites the people so much.
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Written by James Walog