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Five steps on how to shop early for Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner and shopping for gifts for our family and friends should be done as early as possible.
Doing early Christmas shopping can help you avoid the crowd especially since the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. It will not help you avoid crowded places but it can also help you be more efficient, save money and help you to enjoy the Christmas season more.
If you are not comfortable going to malls, you may try shopping online, just make sure that you are using your credit cards safely to avoid online fraud.
Here are the following ways on how to do early shopping for Christmas according to Bria and wikiHow :
1. Create a list
Make a list of names of people you are planning to buy gifts for. Try to make it detailed by inputting what type of items you want to get for each person on your list.
2. Set a budget and try to stick to it
Avoid overspending. Make sure that you create a budget first before heading to the mall. Keep a specific amount of gifts that you are willing to buy for every person on your list.
3. Schedule shopping as early as possible
Try to shop before December to avoid the crowding in the malls. Some shops launch 50 to 70 percent sales during October or November, take that opportunity to shop early so that you can save more.
You check out online sales throughout the year such as the end of the summer.
4. Avoid procrastinating
Avoid holiday rush by creating a plan on what time and date you are going to shop.
Also, you may follow a timeline for shopping like everything should be done before December 20 and you may dedicate your weekends for shopping so that you will not be overwhelmed and avoid overspending.
5. Store your presents in proper areas
Make a designated area for your presents such as a closet or attic. Be sure that your gifts will not be ruined by variations of temperature, humidity and mice, etc.
Lastly, make sure that your decision in shopping should not be done in a rush. That is why it is very important to shop early so that you have enough time to choose what type of gifts you want to give to your family and friends. (KBAPI)

Last Modified: 2021-Dec-02 05.42.09 UTC+0800