When you hear the word ‘Christmas’ in October, you may be tempted to groan and think that it’s way too early to be thinking about it! All of the food, gifts and planning that goes into the big day can make December time feel exhausting. However, October is actually the perfect time to start thinking about your Christmas shopping for many reasons. So, to help motivate you to get Christmas-ready, we’ve listed a few tips and benefits of starting your shopping early.
Plan, plan, plan…
Planning is key when it comes to an effective approach to Christmas shopping. So why not follow these easy steps to ensure you’re on track when it comes to your gifting?
- Make a list of your recipients
- Create a budget for each person
- Have a list of gift ideas for everyone and where you intend to purchase them from
- Mark down dates of when you are going to purchase each gift in the lead up to Christmas.
Shop for the best price
December can be an expensive month for most, with Christmas gifts taking up a large helping of this! If you start browsing for your Christmas gifts in October, you can search for the best offers online and in-store. A lot of companies offer early bird discounts, so it’s safer to stock up on the gifts recipients actually like before December and avoid the mad rush in December and missing out.
Dodge the Christmas shopping rush
We all know that in December, the supermarkets and retail stores are jam-packed. By hitting the shops early, you’re missing the mad-rush of last-minute shoppers. After all, Christmas is a joyous occasion to be spent with family and friends, not traipsing around the busy shops.
Don’t forget, you can find the perfect Christmas gifts here at Spicers of Hythe. Whether you’re buying for a cheese-lover, chocaholic, traditional, vegan or a gluten free diet, we have hampers to suit all tastes and budgets. Place your order before 19th November to receive a 15% ‘Early Bird’ discount, please quote code XMAS15.