Shop Like a Pro this Christmas


There probably isn’t any season as exciting as Christmas–think gifts, bright lights, good food, wonderful parties and all the great company. But before we all get to enjoy that, there is the exciting albeit less-glamorous period of preparations, especially with the Christmas shopping spree. Of course, in as much as we’d like to make the holiday season stress-free, just thinking of the horrendous traffic we all need to face is enough to discourage us from leaving our homes. Fret not, teaches you how to shop like a pro sans the hassle of holiday Christmas shopping.

Let’s face it: If it were in any way possible to skip the hard stuff and just go straight to the celebrations, we all probably would. Enjoying the holidays will also mean a lot of work. That doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be stressful though. All it takes is some proper time management and a few tips and tricks. To get you going, here’s a handy countdown checklist to keep track of the important details.

Prepare your gift list


While there’s still plenty of time (you still have something like 32 days to go before Christmas) as well as ample budget, think of all the people you may want–and need–to give gifts to. recommends that you jot down an actual list of items you intend to give for each  person, too. It will make budgeting and actual shopping a lot easier.  You can also start visiting shops to get an idea on what to give such as Miniso and Mumuso, they have treasure troves of  cute and functional trinkets that cater for both men and women.

Set a budget


Set a maximum budget allowance of how much you are willing to shell out or spend on presents. You may narrow down your gift choices more easily by doing this and you will have more or less an idea how much cash will be left for other holiday prep.

Start your Christmas Shopping early

Start shopping for gifts bit by bit whenever you can so that you don’t have to deal with not only the physical burden of lugging around dozen of shopping bags, but also the burden on your wallet. Getting your Christmas shopping done earlier will also help free you from the stress of holiday traffic. If you have extra money to splurge, you can also opt for online shopping. For a minimal shipping fee, your ordered goods will be delivered right on your doorstep.

With such few tips, we do hope you’re able to learn a thing or two about how to shop the professional way. Happy shopping and enjoy the holidays!

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.