Christmas Shopping 101

Levi Savage Lowe

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Ever have a hard time trying to pick out a present for a friend or family member? Here we will be talking about what one should get their friend or family for Christmas in order to make sure everyone is happy. Have no fear because there is still time to get the present and be considered the best gift giver all around. Just make sure to pay attention to all that is mentioned and get ready to learn. Consider this your cheat sheet to becoming the savviest shopper around.

WHERE SHOULD YOU START? As with most arduous tasks, preparation is key. When it comes to Christmas shopping, the earlier you start, the better. If you have a long list of people to buy for, draw up a schedule and dedicate days to finding gifts for each of them. That way, you’ll avoid the scrambles and shambles that predicate last-minute shopping.

WHAT SHOULD YOUR BUDGET BE? Missed Black Friday bargains? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of retailers offering deals right up until Christmas Day, making it easier for you to stay within your shopping budget. The trick is to identify how much you’re actually able to spend in total before hitting the shops, then you can divide accordingly and avoid starting the new year without so much as a single penny to your name.

WHAT TO BUY? Now that is the real question! No matter who you are, having to find gifts for the weird and wonderful characters in your life is cross we all must bear. From the long-term partner you adore to the in-laws you don’t, leave no social subculture unturned with our comprehensive gift guides: For the person who loves designer labels, think Louis Vuitton notebooks and Gucci pocketsquares. For the person who would bathe in champagne if they could, think all things bright and bubbly. For the man in you life who will be happy with something costing under $20, think leather keyrings and cognac. For the man in you life who might not be so happy with something costing under $20, think Sonos speakers and Aesop grooming kits. For the person whose bedside table is a cornucopia of beauty products, think snazzy highlighter powders and plush eyeshadow palettes. For the domestic gods and goddesses, think stained-glass window cookie cutters. For the person who could rule the world from their bed, think duck down duvets. For the toddlers who are tricky to please, think dinosaur lamps and musical skittles.

There you are a nice list of thing that you can get for someone who you don’t have or know what to get them. No need to thank us. We were happy to help, just make sure to spread the work. You never know how many people you know might be having trouble with gift giving and this article might just save their holiday. Merry Christmas!

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