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Holiday Rush

by Valerie Mae Diola | December 17th, 2008 | Shopping Secrets
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Christmas is coming! Are you done shopping for your Christmas presents? I am. I finished my gift-hunting early so that I can still have some extra time to relax and avoid the holiday rush.

Here are some helpful tips to avoid the holiday rush and to save time, energy, and even money:

Make a List

Make a list of the people to whom you want to give Christmas gifts. You also can categorize your list to save time and energy from going back and forth to the mall. I categorized my list into “Adult – men”, “Adult – women”, “Children”, “Babies”. With this list, it’s easy for me to go into one section of the mall and buy gifts for all the people in the list. You also can save some gas because you don’t need to make constant trips back to the mall.

Make a Shopping Schedule

Now, once you have the list, you can make a shopping schedule as to when you will go and buy your gifts. If you aren’t able to finish your Christmas shopping in just one day, you can set a day to buy gifts for all the adults on the list, then another day for babies, etc.

Shop in the Morning

If you’re not busy and if you have all the time to shop, make it in the morning if possible. I prefer to shop in the morning just after the mall opens so that I still have lots of energy to roam around and look for nice gifts. Morning shopping can spare me from crowded malls in the afternoon through evening or until the mall closes. In my country, I noticed that most malls start to become too crowded (especially in this holiday season) in late afternoons through evenings because this is the time that most people go to the malls after work or school.

I hope these tips can help you in any way. Good luck on your Christmas gift shopping…and don’t forget your lists!

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