Why You Should Buy Christmas Gifts BEFORE Black Friday
They say the early bird gets the worm, and many savvy shoppers will tell you that the same goes for Christmas shopping. Many shoppers prefer to buy Christmas gifts even before the Black Friday Deals begin, and in turn save tons of cash. Not convinced that this is a route to take? Take a look below at 10 reasons why you should buy Christmas gifts before Black Friday, so you can score the best holiday deals long before the rush.
1. You avoid impulse purchases.
When you shop ahead of schedule you can stay on schedule and on budget. You won’t feel rushed and won’t grab items you don’t necessarily want or need. You will also avoid the impulse purchases that often come with shopping in a hurry.
2. You can buy gifts that are thoughtful and meaningful.
When you shop ahead of time you buy gifts with meaning and purpose. Wait until the last minute and you will feel rushed, which can then result in grabbing items with little or no special meaning or intent to them.
3. There are plenty of fall clearance items to enjoy.
Fall offers tons of clearance items that are perfect for giving as holiday gifts. Fall outwear, candles, home décor, and more are perfect for gift giving. Keep your eyes peeled for fall clearance items that can double as holiday gifts and stock up when you find them. You can also shop the Toy Sales during July and January to get a jump start on your Holiday list.
4. You avoid traffic and crowds.
Who wants to fight traffic and crowds? When you shop ahead of time you can shop in peace and without a ton of commotion. This lets you make better shopping decisions and compare prices in peace, which can surely save you money.
5. Returns will be easier.
Should you notice any issues with your gifts now, you can get them returned before the rush of the holiday season begins. Shop now and enjoy peaceful and easy returns, free from long lines and people digging for guest receipts.
6. There is plenty of time for gifts to ship.
Should you decide to shop online, you will have plenty of time to get those gifts shipped. This can help alleviate stress and gives you plenty of time to inspect as well as wrap gifts as they are delivered. No more late night wrapping parties.
7. Shopping ahead of time leaves time for other holiday activities.
Wouldn’t you rather watch Christmas movies and bake cookies? When you do your Christmas shopping ahead of time, you are left with plenty of time to do this. You can enjoy all of the other holiday festivities knowing your shopping is behind you.
8. Enjoy smaller crowds.
The fact is that once the holidays hit, stores will be NUTS. Avoid crowds and the social anxiety that comes with it when you shop ahead of time. You won’t enjoy the later store hours, but the quiet aisles will be wonderful.
9. There will still be plenty of sales.
Sales are always happening! In fact most retailers clearance out last years toys, clothing and more to make room for new holiday merchandise. Keep an eye on those Sunday fliers so you can stay ahead of the current sales and take advantage of a good deal when you see one. Sales are happening year round, NOT just on Black Friday.
10. Many sites offer free shipping all year.
Many sites allow you to shop year round and give you free shipping. Some require you to spend a certain dollar amount first, but many don’t. Get the specifics of your favorite site and enjoy great shopping with no shipping cost 365 days a year. For example, I love Amazon because with Amazon prime, I can get free shipping all year long and the savings are all year – not just in November and December.
Is shopping for Christmas gifts before Black Friday something you want to try?
Consider these 10 reasons to shop before Black Friday when deciding your holiday shopping strategy.
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