Christmas Is Here…Early, Just Like It Is Every Year
Is this what you think also? That you looked up and there it was. The decorations, the music, the lights, the Christmas sales. You ponder how it could have happened. How is it that Christmas is here – early, just like it is every year?
Last year around Christmas, I made a pact with myself (like I always do). The pact went something like this:
I AM GOING TO START MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY THIS YEAR.
Simple enough, right? No foul-play gets in my way. I have every color, size, shape, material and more of every present right at my fingertips with the best online shopping this season. There is no waiting in line, no cutting people off in traffic (I’m guilty), no getting my cart bumped into by a restless minor driving the getaway cart while Mom’s not looking – oh wait, didn’t I see Mom heading the other direction towards the display with the newest and trendiest garland?
If she is smart (like all of you), she’s texting and looking for something, anything, on the Shopping Hog website that will help her save some money on her purchases. She also looked on this website for “Hot Trends” and how to navigate her shopping so that she makes this the best Christmas for deals ever. We take her requests serious (even though we at Shopping Hog haven’t met this shopper personally, we can just feel the vibes of shoppers in the atmosphere).
So here is our mostest, bestest advice for shopping this Christmas season. Trust us on this one when we say we feel you. We know what you want. We have read all of our subsciber requests for navigating to get that perfect present. We know how to help you filter through to your best desires, while enjoying the art of shopping.
Here is what we recommend:
THINK, THINK, THINK
We believe it is a challenge to start your holiday shopping by shopping! That is so exhausting. Can you imagine wanting to work out and you start with the work out? The best way to work out is to first think about what type of activity you are going to do, where you want to perfom this activity, how much time you want to set aside to do the activity, and also what you would like to gain from doing the activity.
Can you tell how much we at Shopping Hog must enjoy shopping if we have this figured out in such detail?
There is so much to think about before you begin your shopping. Which store will give you the deal on that specific gift you want to buy? If you believe you will get better deals at shopping warehouses like Costco’s or BJ’s, then you could sign up for the discounted membership. During the holiday season, these memberships will save you money on gifts and food for holiday parties. If you are shopping for a school or a charity, ask at the membership desk if the store offers a deeper discount or if they give a donation.
What are the store hours so you will know how to plan your shopping? Will you be able to get some shopping in before work next Tuesday when the mall opens at 7 a.m.? Or will you go at 10 p.m. when the kids go to your parents next weekend?