Can you believe it’s only ONE CRAZY MONTH until Christmas? As per usual I haven’t even started my holiday shopping yet (no surprises there), but this year I refuse to leave it to the last minute, so here’s five reasons you should join me & start your Christmas shopping NOW…
1. THE BLACK FRIDAY SALES
For those of you who haven’t heard of Black Friday (aka Credit Card Friday), allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shopping day of the entire year. Traditionally, it lands on the day following Thanksgiving Thursday & over the past few seasons it has gained a reputation for having some of the BEST online sales of the year (yep, that’s right, better than Boxing Day)! Almost every e-store worldwide has some form of discount, sale, or free offer on Black Friday. If you can’t find any discounts or shopping codes you can always head to websites like Price where you can find coupons and other online shopping hacks to help you sail through your festive gift list. Being exactly one month out from Christmas, there is ample time for your purchases to arrive & find their new home under the Christmas tree. Stay tuned, as tomorrow I will be showcasing ALL the best Black Friday sales for your shopping convenience. Best get those credit cards ready.
2. AVOID THE GIFT-HUNGRY CROWDS
Let’s be honest here, does anyone actually enjoy dealing with Christmas-sized shopping crowds? Queueing at the checkout, navigating around those notorious slow-walkers, carrying oversized rolls of wrapping paper & searching endlessly for that one measly car park. Just writing those reasons down has started getting me anxious. Not this year my friends, I’ll pass.
3. THERE’S PLENTY OF STOCK LEFT
Don’t get caught out at the tail end of Santa’s shopping list & miss out on some of this season’s most coveted items. Get in early & avoid disappointment, it really is as simple as that. Plus, the early bird scores the greatest selection of sizes, colours & variations so you really can nail that perfect gift.
4. SPEND MORE TIME ON YOU
Just imagine, all those hours that normally end up dedicated to your last-minute Christmas shopping, can now be redirected elsewhere. Hit the gym, go out for cocktails, decorate the house, treat yourself, spend time with your loved ones, book in a massage… the time-filler possibilities are positively endless. It’s a festive season, and there’s nothing wrong with having some fun. If you happen to like partying, you could choose from various Manchester Christmas Party venues, and organize a party along with your friends and coworkers, to express the love and appreciation you have for them. After all, Christmas is more than shopping for meaningless things. It’s all about being happy and making others happy.
5. CYBER MONDAY SALES
Let’s not forget that online shopping is now one of the biggest crazes right now which is only shown more clearly by stats from websites like Cell Phone Deal (click here). So let me introduce you to Black Friday’s two-day-younger-twin, Cyber Monday. All the same rules apply here. Amazing sales, incredible discounts and plenty of time for shipping to arrive to your doorstep. Just in case you missed out on the retail action on Black Friday, here’s your chance to make up for it. Or, if you’re up for round two, this is it! Again, be sure to stay tuned for a wrap up of all the best Cyber Monday sales which I shall summarise on Sunday. This gives you 24 hours to plan your best attack & rest up those shopping fingers.
So there you have it, all the best reasons to start your Christmas shopping now! Here’s to a stress-free, crowd-free, wallet-friendly holiday season! If you haven’t already seen my Christmas Shop with plenty of gift & decor ideas, then check it out here. Merry shopping! xx