Autumn is nearly here, the shops are carrying pumpkin flavoured everything and it’s time to start bringing out your pie dishes and spiced candles. But autumn will go just as quickly as this summer has, and before you know it, the snow will be falling and you’ll be scrambling to get your Christmas presents together with two weeks to spare! We’ve all been there, but why not make a change this year and start shopping early? Here are some reasons you should start shopping now, and avoid the frenzy later.
You Won’t Have to Deal with the Crowds
Christmas shopping crowds are the worst. Everyone is rushing around looking for those last few presents, and you can hardly see where you’re going amidst all of the busy (and often grumpy) shoppers. If you get your shopping out of the way now, you can avoid the dense herd of people later and shop in peace! You’ll also feel much better in the weeks before Christmas knowing that all of the presents are already wrapped and under the tree, and you’re not going to have to stress yourself out trying to find one last present.
You Can Save Money
There aren’t many things that are going to be on sale right before Christmas, because shops know you’ll be buying toys and gadgets no matter what! If you start your shopping early, you’ll have time to ask people what they want, make a budget, and stick to it. Keep an eye out for big Black Friday and back to school sales to on different list items, and get a few things each month so that when December comes you aren’t penny pinching for presents or Christmas dinner. Saving now means you’ll be able to take advantage of the crazy post-Christmas deals you usually have to skip out on because you’ve already spent all your money!
You’ll Get Things Before They Disappear
It’s always best to buy ahead of time because you’ll have a much better selection amidst the fully-stocked shelves. If your little one wants a cute pair of or a brand new you can be sure that everything will still be in stock in person and online. There’s nothing worse than having a week or two left to get everything and realizing lots of the gifts are already sold out, and you’re having to pay extra for a more expensive version of the same thing.
You’ll also be able to have a list made beforehand, with lots of ideas. Every time your family or friends mention something you can write it down and get it before it’s gone, and they’ll be pleasantly surprised that you remembered!
So save December for apple pies and Christmas films around the fireplace, and leave everyone else to rush around like mad men. You can sip your hot cider in peace knowing that everything is taken care of this year!