Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tips

Tips for the Last Minute Christmas Shopper

Are you ready for Christmas?

If you still don’t have gifts prepared for your family, then what have you been doing all this time?

Just kidding! We’re not here to judge you. In fact, we’re here to help you out!

It’s completely understandable why you might’ve lost track of time and forgot to buy presents. You’re probably loaded with work you want to finish before Christmas. Or maybe, every time you go to the mall, the amount of people overwhelms you, so you decided to postpone shopping.

No matter how tedious shopping for gifts may be, it’s still worth the time and effort once you see the smile on the faces of the receivers, right? So without further ado, let’s talk about how you can make last-minute shopping less of a hassle.

1. Do It Like Santa

Make a list and check it twice. Write down each person’s name and what kind of gift they might like. You can also include how much you’re willing to spend for each one, so you don’t go over budget.

2. Shop Online

You know how when you’re shopping, in hopes of finding the perfect present, you scour the entire world before settling with your chosen one?

You don’t have to waste time doing that. Thanks to the internet, you don’t need to spend all your time walking around the shopping district just so you can find the best gifts. You can even visit several websites at once to compare deals.

Furthermore, you can take advantage of free shipping and other promos that websites offer during the holidays.

3. Give the Recipient a Choice

Have you ever thought “what if I give this, but Ate (older sister) already has this?” If you know that a person loves a specific store, but you’re worried about getting them something they might already have, the solution to your problem is two words:  GIFT CARD.

For example, instead of asking Ate which book titles she wants or she already owns, you can give her gift card to a bookstore. Easy, right?

When you give gift cards, you don’t have to worry about them liking your choice. They can choose for themselves. It also eliminates the need to wrap the presents, which takes so much time.

4. Entertain

Instead of giving material things, why not let them enjoy their favorite show or music? If a Broadway ticket is too expensive, and a movie ticket too mundane, you can give them a subscription to Spotify or Netflix.

Now, they’ll be able to enjoy watching or listening to their favorites for a month or two, depending on how long you want.

5. Avoid the crowd

If you still want to pursue buying your presents at brick-and-mortar stores, visit at non-peak hours: either earlier or later than the time most people go.

Additionally, you can check out independent stores. Little shops hidden in corners have fewer visitors and more trinkets that might interest you.

Last but not least, if you’re thinking about the right present for your Filipino family or friends, why not give them a taste of home? A plane ticket is outrageous, so giving them something close enough would make them happy—Filipino food!

We offer a wide array of Filipino items that they will surely love. Whether you’re opting for food that brings them back to childhood, or food that they’re craving for a long time, we all got it. Take a look at what we have in store and enjoy free shipping once you go over $65.

With these tips, we hope we were able to lessen the burden of last-minute shopping for you.  

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