There are many mistakes we can make while Christmas shopping – buying the wrong size, getting something in the wrong color, or completely missing out on what a person likes and dislikes. But quite possibly one of the biggest mistakes someone can make is leaving Christmas shopping until the last possible minute. This is one of the worst things a person can do. You want to relax on the holiday and rushing around trying to find all your gifts at the last minute is definitely not part of the holiday spirit. Why should you shop early? Well, let’s go over the basics!
Will Not Receive in Time. If you are a lover of online shopping (and who isn’t!), the longer you wait to buy gifts, the less likely you are to receive your order before December 25. Someone is going to be one gift short Christmas morning.
Broke by Christmas. Here’s another problem many people don’t realize – if you buy all your gifts in one month, there’s a good chance the only thing coming out of your wallet after will be dust. And who wants to think about the credit card bills! By shopping early, you spread the spending over a period of months, making the financial strain a lot less.
Here are some great tips to starting the Christmas shopping early!
- List the people who are shopping for and determine how large is your overall budget.
- Decide approximately how much you want to spend on each person.
- Make a list of what your recipients want for the holiday.
- Always keep an eye out for in-store and online sales and promotions. Sign up for newsletters at all the stores you are most likely to visit so you can stay on top of all deals!
- Buy a few things each time you are out shopping or surfing the internet.
How do you shop for Christmas? Let us know by leaving a comment below or tagging us at @mynamenecklace. Having trouble figuring out just the right gift for Christmas? Let us help you with our Gift Buying Guide. What about giving the gift of monogram jewelry? Monogram accessories are very much in fashion right now! We have tons of great gift ideas, including infinity jewelry and necklaces perfect for any mom or grandmother. And don’t forget to check out our Best Sellers and New Arrivals while you’re at it!