Mom Kat’s Shopping Tips
I think it is beginning to be quite obvious about how excited I am with the coming Christmas season. My past blog entries had all been about gifts and just basically about the Yuletide season! Well, I guess it is needless to say that it is my favorite time of the year.
Alright, so now I have completed my gift list, it is time for the actual gift buying. Let me share with you my time tested Christmas shopping tips:
1. Always, always have a list and budget.
I have an itemized list of what gifts to buy, to whom and how much is the budget for each. Even though I am excited to shop, I want to make sure that I am right on track with the allowance for each.
2. Before you shop, be organized.
Whether I am buying at the mall or online, I always have a group list; which items to buy at the kids department, for ladies, for men, or if I need to buy anything from the bookstore. It is efficient and believe me, saves a lot of money because it prevents me for going back and forth, thus limiting impulsive buying.
3. Find the best deals.
Keep an eye on bargains and sale. Checkout bazaars and flea markets or if you will buy online, find one that has online sale. For example, I found a sale thru TBDress.com http://www.tbdress.com/topic/BoxingdayInTBDress perfect for compeleting your christmas list.
4. Be a practical gift giver
When you give gifts, go for something that they will use more than once. Believe me, they will thank you for it And they will remember you everytime they use it. My mom likes shoes so it is a possible gift option. In fact I am thinking of giving her a pair of boots because I found great prices through http://www.tbdress.com/topic/Christmas-Boots-Deals-25-100923. In fact I already have my favorites.
Of course, do not forget that it is not on the price of the gift but on the spirit of sharing that goes along with it.
I hope I am able to help you on your shopping. Are there other tips you can share with me?