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Holiday Shopping Tips

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It’s that time of the year again, the time to start your holiday shopping (if you haven’t already). In preparation for the upcoming holidays, the Liv Ahwatukee Apartments Blog is sharing some holiday shopping tips to help make your experience less stressful and more of an enjoyable experience. 

Have a Budget

Give yourself a budget for your holiday shopping and stick to that budget. Overspending will not only cause unnecessary stress, it could also lead to financial problems or debt. 

Make a List

Write out a list of everyone you plan on getting a gift for the holidays to ensure no one gets forgotten or left out. If you know what you plan on getting for someone, write that down too. When you are out shopping, for any reason, keep in mind the people on your list in case you happen to stumble upon the perfect gift for someone.

Be Thrifty

Compare prices, look for sales, and look for the best bang for your buck! Do some online research to see when sales are, as well as which stores offer the lowest prices. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are great opportunities to score some great deals!

Shop Online

If you’d rather not leave the comfort of your apartment and brave the chaos of the holiday crowds, shopping online is a great alternative! Online shopping is becoming more and more popular, as is shown by the growing popularity of Cyber Monday. Surf the web to find great deals and look for free holiday shipping to save just as much as you would by going to the stores.

Start Early

Begin your holiday shopping early to make the holidays less stressful. By giving yourself plenty of time to shop, you will be able to spend time looking for the perfect gift for each person on your list. Each gift will be more meaningful because you weren’t hurried and were able to really put some thought into each gift. 

Create a Gift Wrapping Kit 

Buy or put together a gift wrapping kit and get presents wrapped soon after purchasing them, that way you won’t have a huge pile to wrap all at once. Designate a place in your apartment to keep the wrapped gifts. 

Where is your favorite place to shop in the Phoenix, AZ area? What other holiday shopping tips would you add to this list? Share your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for reading our post and have fun shopping for the holidays this season!