Have you ever gone Christmas shopping on the 24th of December? Well, I have. You’ll see tons of people bustling around with dozens of plastic or paper bags ready to be wrapped up with tall rolled-up Christmas gift wrappers. It was such a rush! You’ll have to avoid bumping into them or else some fragile gift might break.
Avoid Last-Minute Christmas Shopping With Three Easy Steps
Sometimes, you’ll have to worry that you might step on a kid who went with their mommy and daddy. Going into a store looks like an unfortunate maze made up of people waiting in line to pay for the gift they just bought. Let’s just say that last-minute Christmas shopping is such a rush! It’s a whole process you’ll have to do.
These steps might have been a little too late but, at least, you’ll know about it for next year’s holiday season:
Save some money as early as the ber-months start. Once September starts, list down the people you’ll want to give gifts to. You can, then, decide what you want to give them. Do you also have to answer questions like how much will be your budget for one person? Will you even be having a budget? It’s up to you to decide.
Start shopping for your Christmas gifts once November hits the calendar. Go shopping at bazaars where products will be at their lowest price point. Aside from bazaars, you can also go to malls in Divisoria and haggle your way to your desired price. Be a smart negotiator and don’t abuse your power of bargaining.
By December, your Christmas shopping should be done. All you have to do is spend some time, money, or energy on yourself.
If worse comes to worst, you can also go shopping online! With Shoppee, Lazada, Zalora, and other mobile shopping apps, you won’t even have to go outside. But, you know, you have to do the shopping a week or two earlier than Christmas day.
Angela Grace P. Baltan has been writing professionally since 2017. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. Aside from that, she has an affinity for writing anything under the sun. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, the LGBTQIA+ community, and mental health among others.