Other people tend to wait until the last possible minute and simply purchase the first thing that they see just so they actually have a present to give.
Although there must be people out there who thrive on waiting until the last minute to make their gift purchases, waiting until the last minute can also be nerve wracking. There can be nothing worse than going to the stores at the last minute only to find that all of the good presents have been bought out. The only gifts left are most likely going to be the same old generic gifts that are given year after year. The clerk with the point of sale scanner might even role her eyes at your measly attempt at a thoughtful gift.
One fun way to get all of your holiday shopping out the way is to make a weekend out of it. Find a close friend or two and get out of town. You will all have a great time if you take a nice leisurely trip out of town to do your shopping. The simple act of staying the night at a hotel does something to make you really get into the holiday spirit. You don’t have to travel far to get away for a weekend. And if you all split the cost of one hotel room then the price isn’t too bad either. If the thought of rushing out to the stores to face those huge crowds and long lines is something that you just can’t deal with, then perhaps you should consider doing your shopping online this season. You can find great deals online, and many retailers are also offering free shipping with a minimum purchase amount. This way you get to skip the clerk who still doesn’t know how to work the point of sale bar code scanners. No matter what your holiday shopping strategy may be, there is nothing quite like the holiday season.