As we all know, Christmas shopping can be costly, timely and stressful, so we’ve rounded up the best tips shared to us by our festive friends over on social media.
We love hearing fantastic new ways to help with Christmas preparations, everything from gift buying to wrapping the most awkward of items, which is why we asked our festive friends over on social media for their top tip when it comes to Xmas shopping and they came up with a host of jolly-tastic ideas.
For Shalene (@ilove2bakecake) booking early supermarket slots can save a host of time:
If you are booking a delivery some supermarkets let you book a slot weeks in advance so you will definitely get your stuff, they are usually all booked out at the beginning of December.
— Shalene (@ilove2bakecake) July 8, 2019
The earlier the better says Loy (@0LoyLakes) and Nadine (@CanovilleNadine)
Deadlines are key so you’re not too stressed come December says Christmas specials (@chrspecials)
Give yourself a gift-buying deadline significantly before Christmas. It will reduce stress, the hassle and free up the the days before Christmas to enjoy the season. I finish all my gift shopping before the first weekend in December and then enjoy the season without distraction.
— Christmas Specials (@chrspecials) July 8, 2019
Sharon says Christmas in July is a great time to start:
Discounts and neutral gifts can save you money and have you prepped for unexpected guests suggests Andre (@andrew_bigg) and Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! @SleepyKittyPaw:
We also had some very funny tips which we may even take on board! such as this from Tracey over on Facebook:
‘Shop for everything on amazon and get them to gift wrap it, whilst you drink snowballs and watch christmas films!’
Our advice? With days such as Amazon prime coming up shortly, this could be a good time to snatch up a bargain. If you’re looking for more expert tips, check out our exclusive advice from money expert, Kate Pattinson, as she shares her top tricks for shopping on a budget here.
Have you got a Christmas shopping tip, suggest them in to comments box below as we’d love to read them. A huge thank-you to our festive friends for sending these of to us.