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Saturday, December 18, 2010

One week until Christmas are you ready?

Are you one of those who always forget to do their Christmas shopping on time and then, rush here and there in panic? Do you always end up doing last minute Christmas shopping? Then, you must read the last minute Christmas shopping tips given in this article from Christmas World. These tips will ensure that Christmas shopping at the last minute doesn't bother you much.
  • Even though you are shopping at the last minute, it does not mean that you will exceed your budget. Just set an approximate limit as to how much will you spend and stick to it.
  • Since you are shopping at the last minute, you won't be having much time for browsing through stores aimlessly. Just make a list of all the persons you want to buy a gift for, along with the gifts that they would most probably like or want.
  • Before leaving for the market, it is better to pick up the newspaper magazine to get an idea about the stores on which sale is still on. This will save much of your time.
  • It always makes sense to browse through the internet before going to the market. It is possible that you may get some great bargains at the net itself.
  • It is better to first go to the large stores, which offer everything, right from shoes to clothing, under a single roof. You will be able to take care of several presents at the same time.
  • Never ever forget to visit the discount stores in your haste. At times, you get extremely good deals there and save a lot of money.
  • Even though you are sure to encounter large crowds as Christmas Day comes near, you can still avoid getting crushed by people if you visit the stores during daytime.
  • During the final days before Christmas, the crowd gets pretty unruly. If you don't want to become the target of pickpockets, leave excess cash, credit cards, etc, at home.
  • In case you are planning to buy clothes for someone, it is better to have the complete information regarding measurements and sizes.
  • If you are purchasing electronic items, it is better to read the complete information about warranty, replacement, etc.
  • Since you will be shopping for a long time, it is better to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. At the same time, avoid clutch or oversized handbags.
 Good luck everyone! Happy Shopping!
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    1. I am very easy to shop for. I want everything I have.

    2. Unfortunately, I tend to be a last minute shopper! Great tips! I'm following from Friendly Friday! I'm stopping by late and following! I hope you'll come visit and follow my site too! Thanks and Happy Holidays! :)



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