6 Reasons to Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early

We’ve seen updates on Facebook of people getting their Christmas shopping done – and it’s only the first week of November! It’s pretty smart to get shopping done early. Here’s our list of six reasons why you should start tackling your gift list right away:

  • Avoid crowds – Let’s face it, the closer we get to Christmas, the more crowded the malls get. That means longer lines, fewer parking spaces and more of your time spent on shopping.
  • Get your online purchases in time. – Close to the 25th, the Post Office starts letting people know that it can take longer for shipments to arrive. You can avoid all that by shopping now.
  • Gifts are still in stock. Don’t lose out on the hottest toys of the season by waiting too long to shop.
  • Sales are starting earlier. Big box stores are already launching big savings. Blame it on the economy. Blame it on the holiday season starting earlier and earlier every year. Take advantage of them and you can get your shopping done earlier this year.
  • Stick to your budget. Get your shopping done ahead of time and then close the door to any more shopping. If you do it now, you can avoid trips to the store later in the season where decorations and advertisement scream for you to make impulse buys.
  • Spend time on what matters. With shopping out of the way, you’ll have more time to do things like spend time with family or volunteer with a charity.

What are your reasons to shop early? Leave a comment and let us know.