- Avoid the crowds at the mall and on the high street by shopping during off peak hours. If you work during the week and can`t make it to the shops when they`re a bit quieter, try doing a little bit on your lunch hour each day until you`re done. It will be less busy than going in the evenings of on the weekends.
- Make lists. Decide ahead of time what you want to get during each shopping trip. Have a list of each person you would like to buy for and what you want to get them. Plan your shopping trip by what`s on your list and you`ll avoid wasting time or spending on impulse purchases. Without a list you`ll spend more than you want to and may even over buy for some people.
- Shop online if you can or at least do some research online before hitting the shops. If purchasing online make sure it`s with a reputable company with a secure site. Always read the terms and conditions, especially their refund policy, delivery charges and when their Christmas delivery cut off date is.
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