Christmas is definitely a time for joy and lots of shopping! The malls are decorated with trees and streamers & lights galore. Don’t let the stress of finding the perfect gift transform you into the Grinch this December.
Consider shopping online for those quality gifts. Amazon Prime has a great deal with becoming a member, enjoy free 2 day shipping on your favorites and an unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime on your TV. Amazon Prime also offers the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, all year.
Look for discounts, but don’t compromise quality. Discounts can be found in paper ads, maybe even check out the new savvy shopping groups online like Groupon or Living Social.
Set a budget. If you want to experience Santa and all the pretty lights, take Santa’s advice and make a list…check it twice. Check your list often, making sure you are on target. Don’t head out to the store only with your credit card in hand. Impulse shopping can keep you up at night worrying about bills! Use cash or debit cards when shopping in person.
Christmas presents are more than just gifts. They reflect the sentiments of the giver. So save a little money to wrap up your gift in a special way. You can even add a customized note to each family member.
Save all the receipts from your Christmas shopping expedition. You may need it later, when your gift turns out to be faulty or has a missing part.
And most of all…have fun! Merry Christmas!