Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Guest Post: Ways To Take The Hassle Out Of Christmas Shopping

Christmas may be the most festive and present-giving time of the year, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful for any of us! With shops set to see a huge increase in people flocking through their doors, even pedestrianizing Oxford Street isn’t going to quell the masses this Christmas – so instead of trying to fight the hassle, why not look for ways to make your shopping experience that little bit easier. There are a number of ways to limit the stress of Christmas, and one of the best solutions is to be organised! It’s not even December yet so you’ve got plenty of time to write your wish lists, as well as organise budgets for the wish lists of others. Let’s take a look some other top ways to take the hassle out of Christmas shopping this year.


Determining a general budget for all the presents you have to buy is essential if you want to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Firstly, you’ll know exactly how much you can spend on a family member or a friend, so it will instantly give you a selection of gifts in your price range. Furthermore, by sticking to a budget, you won’t have to look at your bank account in horror when it comes to buying something for yourself; millions of people excessively overspend at Christmas!


Get To The Stores Early

If you want to limit the amount of hassle this Christmas, then getting to the shops whenever you’ve got a minute just isn’t going to cut the mustard. Bearing in mind that shops open earlier and shut later during the weeks leading up to Christmas, you’re going to need to get up at the crack of dawn, and get to the stores just as they’re opening their doors! Not only will this allow you to beat the queues, but if you’re organised and you’ve prepared your gift list, then shopping will be a breeze!


Shop Online

This is by far the easiest way to shop this Christmas – there’s no queues, busy crowds to battle through, and in many cases the presents you’re looking for will be even cheaper! Speaking of Cheap presents, personalised mugs are about has hassle-free as presents come, so why not visit and create sentimental and personalised gifts for the whole family. If you start ordering gifts online at the start of December, they will be delivered to you well in time for Christmas Day, and in some cases even wrapped for you!

Personal Shoppers

People think that personal shoppers are only for the rich and famous, but the last time we checked, Harrods and Selfridges were open to everyone! They might cost a little, but for the ease of stress and hassle they’re well worth it. Especially in huge department stores where you wouldn’t have a clue where anything is, personal shoppers who are employed by the company know exactly where the gifts you want to buy are, and they’ll take you straight to the checkout afterwards too, meaning you’ll be in and out in no time!

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