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How to Tackle Holiday Shopping

by Mary Melnick

Dec 8, 2019

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Shopping for the holidays can be stressful — the pressure to find the right gift for a loved one, someone doesn’t have a wishlist or the store is all out of the specific gift you are looking for. Follow these tips to help make shopping a little easier this year.


Starting early and getting ahead of the game can really help you out in the long run. If the people on your list already expressed what they want, why not buy it early? If you start early there is a smaller chance for the item to be out of stock and you will beat the holiday crowds at the stores.


Don’t be afraid to ask the people you buy for to provide a wish list of gifts they want. If you have a list to base the shopping off of, it will go a lot smoother. Lists let you know exactly what that person wants and will save you the hassle of trying to guess. You also won’t have to worry if they are going to like the gift you ended up getting them.


Lastly, don’t try to get it all done at once. If you have multiple people to shop for try doing a couple each shopping trip or get one thing for each person at a time. Make sure you spread your shopping out over the holiday season so you aren’t running around at once.


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