How to avoid the Christmas rush

Conny By Conny, 10th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/19fq-xxs/
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To avoid the Christmas rush you might have to think outside the box. There are numerous options to avoid the big crowds at the mall.

How to avoid the Christmas rush

Some people like the Christmas rush. They love being part of the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. The mall is festooned with Christmas trees, colorful balls and tinsel, while the mood is set with popular carols. They love this type of environment and they love running around, getting the perfect gifts for their loved ones.

Others do not like this type of shopping. They hate having to shop among a throng of people and as much as they like Christmas carols, while shopping they prefer relative peace and quiet.

If you are one of those people, November is the perfect month to shop. In November some of the stores already have their Christmas displays set up to get you in the mood, but your ears won’t get attacked by the endless Christmas carols. Neither will you have to put up with a masse of people also doing their Christmas shopping.

Another way of avoiding the Christmas rush is by shopping on-line. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a credit card to shop to your heart’s content without having to leave your comfy armchair.

Whether you are looking for books, make-up items, jewelry, porcelain knick knacks, car accessories or sporting items, anything and everything can be ordered on-line. Some stores may charge you a shipping and handling fee; some may wave the shipping and handling fee if your order is greater than the specified amount; while some may wave the shipping and handling fee altogether.

In case you know what you want, but don’t know where to find it, employ www.google.com in your search. Simply type in the item you wish to look for in the Google search box and within seconds you will be presented with a variety of stores where this item can be found. You can pick and chose and compare prices at the click of the mouse.

Yet another way of avoiding the Christmas rush is by shopping for family and friends throughout the year. If you happen to see something in May, August or September that you know a friend or family member will like, pick it up, wrap it and hide it. There’s no rule that states that Christmas presents can only be bought in December.

The only down point of early shopping for Christmas presents is that you have that much longer to wait to see the recipients open their gifts. If you have no problem with that, you can shop in January for gift giving in December.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Nov 2010 (#)

Good advice. I hate the holiday hustle and bustle.
I actually shop all year around.
I purchased three necklaces for my daughter, back in June.
They were 90% off.
Can't beat that with a stick.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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