Are you ready to have a stress free holiday? If you’re like the other 1 in 10 shoppers out there that wait until the last-minute to finish their holiday shopping, I’ve got you covered with some great tips to help you check everyone off your Christmas list. Get ready to finish your shopping and hopefully save a little money and sanity too. Last minute shopping is in the bag!
Make a list – and check it twice, and not just who you are shopping for, but how much. Heading out there without a plan can lead to forgetting recipients and going over budget. Apps like Flipp and Santa’s Bag make tracking your shopping easy. With Flipp’s in-app shopping list you can be sure you add all those gifts (at their sale prices!) and don’t leave anyone out. Santa’s Bag allows users to set budgets for their gift lists and manage each with ease.
Tag team with a friend. Make the task of shopping a breeze with the help of a friend. Shopping with friends is more fun, right?. Try sharing each other’s lists and meet in the middle, or conquer the store together.
Give the gift of a gift card! They are still one of the most requested items every year! They’re easy and quick to snap up, usually right in your grocery checkout line, plus a lot of retailers will offer gift cards for a discount or throw in a gift for you. Check your wholesale stores like Costco and Sam’s Club to save on bulk gift card purchases.
Get creative– when all else fails go homemade. Most craft retailers are offering up huge discounts (up to 70%) on holiday crafts and decor. Now is not only the time to stock up for next year, but take advantage of these great savings and think about making something for that special someone.
Last minute shopping doesn’t have to be stressful when you have a game plan and a few resources to help you stay on budget and get your shopping done quickly. Shopping after Christmas sales can also yield big rewards!
*Flipp sponsored me for a news segment on Good Morning Arizona. This post is an extension of that conversation.