If you've waited until now to head to the stores, you’re not alone. There is a way to get great gifts, save money, and make loved ones happy, however, if you have procrastinated.
Stick to your list. Make a list of all the presents you have to purchase and how much you'd like to spend on each. Then stick to it. Leave the store as soon as you've completed your list.
Shop online. Many online retailers may even deliver by Christmas day if you order by a certain date. If you're traveling for the holidays, purchasing gifts online and sending them directly to your destination will save room in your bags.
Get thrifty. You can find unique gifts at thrift stores, flea markets and consignment shops—all while avoiding crowds and high prices..
Shop early or late. Try to avoid the increasing number of procrastinating shoppers by going to the stores either early in the morning or late at night. Or if you can, consider taking a day off from work and finishing your shopping while everyone else is at the office.
Food--it never fails.The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach, right? For example, if you're a great baker, cook your favorite cookies to give as gifts. Wrap them up on a pretty cookie platter or in a festive holiday tin.