The Stress-Free Way To Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping - Blogmas Day 13

Thursday, December 13, 2018

With Christmas quickly approaching, it's often this time of year that the shops become hectic as everyone is rushing to finish their Christmas shopping. It can be such a stressful time, which is something that I've really experienced this year both from it being my first year of properly Christmas shopping, and also since I often work weekends in my part-time job and experience the mad atmosphere firsthand. However, I thought I'd share a few of the best ways to avoid this crazy experience and ensure that you'll have a stress-free shopping trip, so I hope it's helpful!

Make a list of what you want to get - there's no avoiding the hectic shops at this time of year, since everywhere you go will be packed, so try and be more efficient by knowing exactly what you want. That way you can go in, quickly grab anything you need, and be out again without too much stress or hassle

Avoid weekends when possible - if any time is going to be busy, it's the weekend. It's the time when kids aren't in school, a lot of people are off work and families will be out shopping, so if you want a more peaceful and stress-free time then maybe opt for a weekday or evening instead. From working in a bookstore this year over the Christmas period, I can tell that there's a huge difference in the weekend crowds, and I'd seriously try and avoid this where possible.

Hunt for any deals and offers - Christmas shopping is also stressful on the wallet, and shopping for various people can really start to add up. However, you can easily minimise this by looking for any special offers, discounts, or even trying to find a similar item that is cheaper. However, I'd be cautious when doing this, as there have been tons of times when I've seen something I really liked, decided to look elsewhere, and when I returned they were all sold out

Get someone to help you - if you plan on doing all of your Christmas shopping in one day, then you're seriously gonna need some help! Carrying the heavy bags alone is difficult, plus it's good to have another perspective and gain some advice on what would be best, so bringing along a friend or family member on your shopping trip would be a lot of help

Shop online - if you can't brave the hectic shops this year, then why not try online shopping? You no longer have to battle the crowds and can instead browse from the comfort of your home, plus a lot of places offer next-day delivery so you can guarantee that any presents will arrive in plenty of time

I hope that this blog post was helpful, and if you've still got to finish off your Christmas shopping then good luck! Thank you very much for reading this post and I'll see you tomorrow as blogmas continues!

Love from Daisy x

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