As the summer season draws to a close and you start to trade in your sunglasses for scarves, it’s time to turn your attention to Christmas… yes we said it! The thought of starting to plan Christmas early can be stressful, as you try to figure out how you will add anything else to your already busy schedule. This is why you may think it’s crazy to be talking about the festive season already. However with so many advantages to preparing early, more and more people are starting to finalise their Christmas plans earlier and earlier.
Our Managing Director Ian Spicer discusses the benefits to planning a little earlier this year to ensure you make the most of Christmas 2015.
1. Enjoy the early-bird discounts
They say the early bird catches the worm, and in the lead up to this Christmas season you can catch yourself some great discounts just by planning ahead. Many companies, such as Spicers of Hythe, offer money saving discounts by ordering in advance. Find your 15% discount code for all Spicers of Hythe luxury hampers at the bottom of this article – you’re welcome!
By entering the Christmas spirit early, you are giving yourself enough time to compile a detailed list of who you need to buy for, what you would like to purchase and then implement a budget, and stick to it! This will result in thoughtful gifts that your loved ones are sure to appreciate. It’s also not too early to be thinking about where you will be spending Christmas this year. If you need to arrange travel, book early to enjoy preferential prices.
3. Spread the cost
If you are relying on your final paycheque of the year to sort Christmas, chances are you might turn to the plastic to make those stressful last minute purchases. By giving yourself a few extra months to save, you have the opportunity to create a dedicated Christmas fund.
4. Allow time for delivery
If you have chosen to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centres by opting to shop online this Christmas, you really do have to consider planning a little early to ensure that your gift arrives on time. Make sure you are dealing with a company that has a demonstrable track record for quality and customer service by checking reviews. Avoid the embarrassment of turning up empty handed on Christmas day by planning early this year.
5. Give yourself time to actually enjoy Christmas
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” … unless you are still racing around on Christmas Eve. By planning early you can set yourself a cut-off point, as to when you stop planning Christmas and when you start enjoying it. Give yourself time to actually enjoy the festive period with family and friends and take in local community events such as nativity plays, fireworks and other Christmas gatherings.
Enjoy 15% off all Spicers of Hythe luxury hampers by using promotional code: S15PR2 at the checkout.
(Offer expires 13th November, 2015)
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