5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Shopping
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5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Shopping

Like everyone else, I look forward to the holidays, but hate the stress that they often bring.

However, if you follow these simple tips and you may just enjoy the holidays with your friends and family as they were intended. You should be able to experiencing the joy of spending this important time with your loved ones, rather than stressing and worrying about the entire process.

1. Limit the Credit Purchases

The average family in the United States spends around $700 on holiday related expenses annually. If you put that on a charge card with 18% APR interest and pay the minimum each month, it will take you 3 stress-filled years and an additional $200 in interest to pay off the debt. And that is downright stressful. Use the next tip to ensure you have enough cash to get all of your holiday shopping done with no credit card stress.

2. Save For Holiday Shopping All Year Long

Paying for all of your holiday shopping purchases with cash is a great feeling. Not only does it eliminate the leading cause of holiday stress, you just feel great doing it.

Saving just $20 every week by skipping a few expensive coffees, unhealthy trips to the fast food store or some other indulgence guarantees $1,000 of stress-free holiday shopping cash at the end of the year.

It may be too late to apply it this year, but when you feel stressed now, vow to put this savings plan in place for next year and it will surely bring you some peace of mind.

3. Spend More Time on Activities and Less Time on "Things"

The holidays should be about spending time with your family and friends. Activities enjoying the company of your loved ones are more important than waiting in long lines to get that limited-edition Black Friday toy.

Socializing actually increases the levels of a hormone in humans called Oxytocin. This eliminates stress, and gives you a calming, peaceful feeling. Spend more time socializing and interacting with your friends and family this holiday season, and less time scrambling around buying gifts.

4. Plan Before You Go Shopping

If you plan your shopping activities well before the holidays arrive, you are guaranteed to benefit from less stress. At any time during the year you can make a list of exactly who you need to shop for. Keep this list on you year-round. Refer to it frequently, and pick up those perfect gifts whenever you see them.

And if you absolutely must be a part of the holiday shopping madness, plan before you go. A stress-free way of doing this is to divide your gift purchasing duties among several family members, coordinating with sales and specials in your area.

5. Make Your Purchases Online Exclusively

Your smartphone, tablet or PC gives you access to all of the toys, decorations, gifts and products in the world. So why not relax at home and make all of your holiday shopping choices while sipping your favorite beverage?

Aside from relieving stress, online shopping puts you within worldwide reach of bargains and specials you cannot access locally.

It also saves you time and money spent on physical shopping and buying fuel for your vehicle.

Go online exclusively this year for all of your holiday shopping.

And a stress-free, enjoyable holiday season is the gift you give yourself. Get started now so you don't worry about your online purchases being delivered on time.


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tnx for share

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  about 2 years ago

Great. Article:)

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  about 3 years ago

Thanks Piotr for reading and commenting...

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  about 3 years ago

Thanks Book Mark, sorry I didn't reply sooner!

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  about 3 years ago

Vielen Dank für das Teilen dieser wichtige Informationen bei uns wirklich ist es sehr wichtig, dass eine Person, wie ein schönes Wochenende mit seiner Familie mit viel zu genießen und das Glück und einmal ausgeben können wieder dankt Ihnen für Ihre Anstrengungen, wie kann ein Mensch leben ein besten Liebesleben mit seiner Familie und Freunde.

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  about 3 years ago

So wahr, für mich gibt es nichts Wichtigeres als Familie in meinem Leben ... gute Freunde sind meine nächsten Quelle des Glücks ...

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  about 3 years ago

Great.... Juan

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  about 3 years ago

Practical advice! Including the $20 put aside weekly being the source of $1,000 for holiday spending rather than credit card usage. Or spent spread out throughout the year as you see them. I'm guessing more and more people will be following the online tip!! Thanks.

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  about 3 years ago

Online shopping rocks!

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  about 3 years ago
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