As the colder months creep ever closer, and we wave goodbye to September, it is officially less than 100 days until Christmas. Yep, we can’t believe it either!
So with the countdown quickly unravelling before us, it’s time to start thinking about prepping for the festive season ahead.
Follow our top tips to see how starting early can bag you some great savings along the way.
Sales, Sales, Sales
There are countless autumn sales on the horizon as we head into October and beyond, which means there is no better time to begin Christmas shopping! What’s more, retailers are notorious for putting up their prices in December due to this being their busiest and most lucrative month of the calendar year. Don’t get stung paying extra in December for items that would have been cheaper in the months running up to Christmas. Starting your gift shopping now could save you lots of money.
Better Access To Stock
If you know your Christmas list for family and friends contains popular brands within it, you can be sure that these items will fly off the shelves in the run up to Christmas – and there’s nothing worse than an item you need being out of stock. Beat the crowds and avoid disappointment by bagging your presents now, before it’s too late!
Avoid Last Minute Stress Shopping
Speaking of crowds… we all know how busy shopping malls and high streets get ahead of Christmas. According to Klarna, 79% of shoppers left their festive shopping to the last minute, planning to finish buying gifts within two weeks of the 25th of December. Don’t fall victim to the chaotic Christmas crowds this year! Last minute shopping is stressful enough, without having to contend with physically fighting your way through swarms of other Christmas shoppers, not to mention the queues at the tills! Save yourself the hassle by ticking off your Christmas shopping lists early.
Don’t Forget Gift Wrapping
Whether it’s Christmas or birthdays, we’ve all had to contend with the art of wrapping presents at one time or another. It’s fiddly. Tedious. You spend one half of the time repeatedly looking for the end of the Sellotape, and the other half internally wishing you were an octopus because you simply don’t have enough arms to hold everything in place at the same time! Why save yourself the stress not opt for Christmas gift boxes instead this year? Not only are they an easy and more practical alternative to wrapping paper but they often look much more elegant if your wrapping isn’t quite as neat as you’d like it to be.