1. Make a list of the whom you need to buy for, as well as what stores you want to go to: Just being organized will go a long way in keeping you sane. You will be able to make a trip to each store once and make fast decisions when you get there. This will cut down on your shopping time drastically.
2. Shop online or my mail catalog: In today’s economy, one can buy all of their gifts for everyone without even leaving their home. Many companies will even wrap your gift for you as well include a personalized card- talk about convenience. With the internet, there is now no shortage of obscure or hard to find gifts available as well.
3. Stock up on the little things early: Buy your wrapping paper, tape and ribbon now while the selection is wide. In this way, you can save time by avoiding the lines only to purchase a couple of “small things.” You will also probably be able to find that perfect wrapping paper print that is just right for little Tommy.
4.Call ahead of time if you will need special assistance: Many stores hire a bunch of seasonal workers during the holiday season who do not know the inns and outs of their position. They may have a sketchy knowledge of the products their employer carries, let alone where to find them. So, it is best to call ahead and make an appointment with someone if you will need special assistance in finding an item or instructions on how to use it.
5. Prepare your grocery list for the “big” meal ahead of time: In this way, you can shop the sto