Hmmm, how time flies and here comes the Christmas again. Although there are still few days left before we begin the celebration, the pleasant smell of Christmas is already around us. A lot of stores have been decorated with attractive garnishing. Beautiful Christmas trees, lovely snowmen, highly posted “ON SALE” banners, each one of them seems to be yelling “Hi Sweetie, COME on and take me home! ”. As an impulsive shopper myself, I cannot resist the temptation.
But each time after I bought one thing or two, I would regretfully to find the products are much cheaper elsewhere. So, how to save wisely in this shopping season if you are selecting presents for friends and families? After a couple of painful experience, I have some suggestions for you.
First thing that we need to do is leave some time to shop and don’t wait until the Christmas Eve or one week before. This will help us avoid unnecessary stresses. Think about it, you need time to plan, purchase and wrap the Christmas presents. If you do all these stuff right before Christmas Eve, that’s a little too hasty. After the presents things are settled down, we can work in peace and work harder to prevent us from going broke in the Christmas!
Now, it’s time for planning the presents. Take time to think about what your friends like or family in need of. Presents don’t need to be expensive. It should have sentimental value. A heart-warming present can help to tell friends and families how much you care about them. As you go shopping and visiting each store, you may get inspired! For example, in this cold season, the kids might be wishing for a pair of nice boots. Comfy hats might be good for parents and ear muffs maybe a sweet gift for intimate friends. For your loved ones, why not a pair of winter shoes? These little things don’t cost a fortune, but they will reflect your love to gift recipients perfectly.
After we have an idea of what we need to buy for each person. Now we need to set a budget for it. This will prevent you from shopping blindly or impulsively.
Go to store and take a look at the product quality and pricing. Compare it among different stores. List the best deal available down. But don’t make decision immediately. In this era where ecommerce is getting more and more popular, we won’t know if there is even better deal out there. For instance, you may get a pair of gloves in local store at the best
price of $74.99. But if you visit online stores, you may get it at $60 or lower. Take www.trustedeal.com for example, it sells gloves at $49.99! You can also get a further discount of 10% if you use the coupon code vip10%off before December 15.
If you fail to find the right online store, don’t worry. There is one more thing to do before you purchase in local store. You may search through internet and look if the store offers coupons. If yes, it will help to save too!
Buy nice wrapping papers and give the present an attractive presentation. Guess what? You will love the surprise look your family and friends show! Finally, wish you save a lot of precious bucks in this Christmas!