Like it or not, the holidays are here. Like, just around the corner. I know, it’s crazy, I have no idea where the time went either. I have been trying to stay on top of things this year so that I’m not caught a couple days before Christmas running around like a crazy person trying to get last minute gifts. This year, I am planning ahead and making holiday shopping easy. And of course, I have got some tips to share with you to help make your shopping easy as well.
How to Make Christmas Shopping Easy
Yep, I know I kinda already said it, but planning ahead can save a lot of stress, keep the budget down and make sure that everyone is purchased for. It may come natural for some and others might be laughing reading this right now. But there’s still time! Read the rest of this post for all the tips and you’ll bust through this shopping like no one’s business!
Set a Budget
We are a very budgeted family. I am pretty sure my husband knows where our money goes down to the nickel. Okay, maybe not that close, but you get the idea. If you set a Christmas budget ahead of time so you don’t end up getting caught up in the crazy that can be Christmas. This also helps you decide what to purchase, if it doesn’t fit in the budget, you don’t buy it. Simple!
Make a list
List out everyone you need to buy for and either what you’d like to get them with a price by it or if you don’t know yet, include a price you’re planning on spending. As you purchase gifts for people you can start to mark off names and fill in the actual amount you spent which also helps you stay within the budget. Everyone gets purchased for, you’re staying in the budget and — most importantly — you’re stress free!
Stay in one Store
One stop shop is the answer guys! I know you might not be able to do every gift all in one store, but if you’ve planned ahead and made a list you should be able to narrow down the amount of stores you have to go to. For example, buying men’s cologne. Smelling good is important! That is an easy present I know I can get that the men on my list will love. The best part about it, the cologne I get — Curve for Men — can be found at Walmart. Do you know how many other Christmas presents I could get at Walmart? A lot. That saves me a lot of time, money & stress by staying in one store and getting it all done at once! Not to mention the price. Many of their fragrances range between $15-$30. It makes gifting a lovely fragrance a lot easier!
And you know what, it’s almost like a Christmas present for me too. It’s amazing how smell can bring back memories and create moments even when we don’t know it. Elizabeth Arden Red Door and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds are two of my favorite fragrances that make the perfect gift. Red Door can be given to your friend and White Diamonds can be given to your mother.
I think perfume or cologne is an excellent idea for a gift. If you’re buying for your significant other, try to search something out that you really love and you know they’d like too. The great thing about getting your fragrances from Walmart — besides the price of course! — is that there are a lot to choose from and you can get other shopping done all in one trip. Sounds like a win to me! For a chance to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card, leave a comment telling me what do you do to make your Christmas shopping go smoothly?
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