Holiday season always make me happy but when I think about budget control I do not know where else I can go. However budget shopping is a result of smart planning. In this post you will find out the ultimate holiday gift guide for everyone. This way you can shop without disturbing your budget.
1) Online Shopping
Online shopping always helps you in finding the right product within your budget. Not only you save your time but also your money. On the other hand if you visit a shopping Mall you always end up buying some other products which you are not in need of. So this holiday consider doing online shopping particularly if you want to buy gifts for your friends and family.
2) Make a List of products
Holiday season keep us double busy which means there are products which we are more likely to forget to buy as there are other work activities which make us busy. So the best way is to note down all the urgent work and prepare a shopping list. This way you will remember all the products and the missing ones as well.
3) Split holiday work activities
Only one person cannot manage to do all the work by itself. Hence the best way to manage all the activities is to split the work among all family members and friends.
4) Best websites to shop online
3) Top Shop
4) Banana Republic
9) H & M
12) Saks Fifth Avenue
13) House of Fraser
There are other websites as well however I like recommending these.
4) Start Shopping a Month Earlier before Christmas
You need to know if you want everything perfect before Christmas you must start shopping earlier. Holiday season starts in October which means you have a chance to complete your shopping before Christmas.
5) Food shopping
Stock up all the important groceries before Christmas. I believe when kitchen work is complete everything is complete.
Only turkey or meat shopping can be done 2 weeks before Christmas. Some people buy frozen meat however I think fresh meat has different and unique taste. Try to buy fresh meat for your Christmas dishes.
6) Self Pampering
Off course you need time for yourself before Christmas. Book a salon or spa appointment earlier just a few days before Christmas and not to forget that all the saloons and spas already got booked so make sure you enter this in your to do list as well.
7) What need to buy and what not to?
Some people use previous holiday gift guide list which is totally wrong. You need to prepare different list each time to avoid double shopping. Needs are different each time and it will also save your money.
Family co-operation is important for instance if all the family members agreed to work accordingly things will go smooth. In other case things can go wrong. So it’s important to discuss all the shopping matters and other holiday working activities with your family before starting them. Co-operation is important. It doesn’t matter if you are not family leader you can still make your point.
9) Decorate differently each Holiday Season
Decorations must be different each year as nobody wants to have same background in holiday pictures each year. Try to be creative and decorate your home differently each year to impress your friends and family.
10) Change furniture settings
Most people do not agree with changing furniture setting. However changing furniture setting is same as decorating differently each year for Christmas. Make sure you want to show your creative side.
These are all the ultimate holiday gift guide tips which we usually forget each year. If you follow these tips I can assure you will be happier than previous Christmas.