How to prepare for Christmas shopping
11th November 2015
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Christmas shopping can be one of the most stressful tasks of the year, endless queues, lots of people everywhere and limited time. For some there is the added concern that they may not be able to buy the one present their loved one most wanted because it has sold out or maybe they simply can’t afford it. Here's some hints and tips on how you can best prepare for the festive season:

Christmas shopping tips

Make a list

Lists are always a great help, be it a list of the gifts you want, gifts you want to buy others, or a list that you put together with your children to send family members.

Set yourself a budget

Christmas is an exciting time of the year, but it is not worth getting yourself into debt or going overboard on the presents that you may not be able to afford.

Plan ahead

Now that you have your shopping list or wish list written and are ready to hit the shops, take time to think about where you may be able to get these gifts and find out what offers are available and how long they will last for.

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