Is it too early to mention the C word? Some of you may think it is but how nice would it be to have everything purchased and ready weeks in advance; it would be amazing! You could sit back and enjoy the festivities without worrying about forgotten gifts or getting a turkey last minute. I'm going to be super organised this year when it comes to buying perfect presents for family and friends and having all the food and drink we require ready for an unforgettable feast.
I'm also hoping that shopping early will save me money, which it most certainly can do when you know where to look.
Voucherful.co.uk provides the best promotions, offers, deals and codes that can really help to reduce your bill this December. Christmas (I said it) can be costly enough so why not make the most of the discounts and bag yourself a bargain now. Shopping from the comfort of your own home saves you time queuing up in busy shopping centres and with delivery sometimes free it cuts down on fuel costs too, again saving a few important pennies.
I have the Mr and Mini Mes to buy for, my parents and siblings, the inlaws and I always get grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins plus friends and their children presents too, which soon adds up. The website, apart from saving you money, can also inspire you and give you some great ideas; especially when it comes to that one person we always find near impossible to get the perfect pressie for. You know the one who has absolutely everything already? It certainly helped me when picking up a few early gifts and it made me think about what other things I should be thinking of sooner rather than later too...
It won't be long until the supermarkets release their Christmas delivery slots which get snapped up really quickly. Set an alarm on your mobile phone or write it down in your diary so you can be the first to book your food delivery. It means you won't have to squeeze yourself between trolleys!
You will want to look your best this party season so take a peek at what dresses are available now and you could save money with the summer end of season sale. Don't forget your shoes and accessories too! You can look a million dollars for a fraction of the cost if you get in early.
I always find it quite difficult purchasing presents for male relatives. There are only so many pairs of socks, beers, chocolates and action DVDs you can get, right. I find a voucher or experience day are ideal as it gives them a little choice over what they get and the memory of tank driving, paintballing or a cookery lesson will be appreciated in years to come.
When it comes to beauty and skincare I like to pick up only the best brands and this applies when purchasing for others too. With deals at Superdrug and Boots at the moment it might be worth a look or alternatively buy a few items each week to spread the cost.
For the kids
Keep an eye out for the 3 for 2 toy events which are happening now and within the next few days at several well known stores. If you have a catalogue at home you can get the kids to chop up the pages and create collages of all their favourite things to give you some ideas on what to get them. That's what I usually get the Mini Mes to do which helps Santa no end.... apparently.
With all that said I'm going to crack on and create a Christmas to do list this evening to ensure a stress free end to the year.
What tips do you have for Christmas shopping early?