The holidays are upon us! It is time to plan holiday meals and start holiday shopping. Shopping can be so stressful, from thinking of the perfect gift, to finding the perfect store to shop at, to figuring out how much to spend. All of this added stress can feel overwhelming and make the holidays a little less joyful.
To reduce some of the holiday stress, Sands Point Shop is staying open 7 days a week from Thanksgiving to New Years so you have extra time to shop with us! Also, any purchases made online from November 15th can be returned up until January 31st, 2017 so you do not have to worry if your loved one will want to return the purchase or not. Whoa, I just dated something in 2017, where does the time go?? Additionally, to make online shopping easier this holiday season, we have added the One Touch™ feature by PayPal. There are no passwords to remember, no typing in information, just tap, pay, and get on your way!
Here are my 5 tips to minimize your stress while shopping this holiday season:
- Make a list of who you want to buy gifts for and stick to it! Don’t stress yourself out by second guessing yourself and adding on last minute people to buy for. Plan ahead, stick to your list, and don’t stress!
- Start shopping early! Every year I hear people say they “cannot start shopping until after Thanksgiving”. Did I miss something? There is no rule you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to start holiday shopping. Starting early helps offset the financial burden of gift giving. Waiting until the last minute to start shopping stresses me out beyond belief, I like to start as early as October to reduce the amount of money I put on my credit card at one time.
- Shop online! About 90% of the gifts I give are purchased online. I don’t know about you, but I HATE TRAFFIC! Especially holiday traffic, it is the worst! Shopping on line reduces the added stress of running around to different stores, sitting in traffic, and worrying if I will make it in time before the store closes.
- Use One Touch™ by PayPal. One Touch™ makes online shopping a breeze!
- Look for free shipping! During the holiday season most stores online will offer free shipping! The Sands Point Shop offers free shipping year round for your convenience.
I hope these tips were helpful! Be sure to look out for our holiday gift guide next week! Now do yourself a favor and start shopping! Visit us online for a great selection of gifts for the whole family.