Christmas is less than three weeks away, and whether you're ready or not, the holiday season is upon us once again. The holiday season is suppose to be full of happiness, cheer and joy. But for many, the holiday end up being stressful and disheartening. I'm here to tell you that they don't have to be, you really can have a stress free holiday and actually enjoy holiday shopping!
My 10 Tips For Smarter Holiday Shopping and Gifting:
1. Avoid the holiday rush by shopping early! You won't have to deal with long lines and cranky holiday shoppers. You also avoid having to spend a large amount of money all at once. By shopping early, the expense is spread out over a longer period of time, which is easier on the checkbook!
2. Shop clearance and sales! I shop for gifts all year long, literally. I shop clearance sales and get great gifts for a fraction of the cost. I save as much as 90%.
3. Think outside of the box! You can find great gifts in unexpected places. You don't have to shop at the "regular" stores like Target, Wal-Mart and the mall. I've found great gifts in grocery stores, swap meets and even Office Depot! These days, grocery stores carry a wide variety of gift items, including gift cards to a variety of retailers and restaurants.