6 Easy Holiday Shopping Tips in 2020


You know we're still in a pandemic, but you don't want to be the Grinch, either. You've already finished that shopping list for all your nieces and nephews, your parents, brothers and sisters, friends and special someone, co-workers, boss, and the list goes on. Indeed they have wrapped a little something for you, as well. Talk about feeling pressured now!

Before you add-to-cart impulsively or run to the shopping center and randomly fill your shopping bags to the brim, read these six easy tips on how to shop during the 2020 holidays.

  1. Stay within the budget. What is your spending budget for this year? Make sure that you don't go overboard. Yes, that dress will look good on you on Christmas eve - but you still have tons of clothes that fit you. Always ask yourself the most basic question before buying anything - how badly do you need that item inside the sparkly shopping window?
  2. Pay in cash. Allot a budget in cash. Never put everything on your credit card, or else you might pay thousands of dollars plus interest for the whole new year. Not a good start, no.
  3. Thoughtful vs expensive gifts. Happiness has no price tags. Avoid spending too much on costly gifts, and stop thinking it will make the receiver less happy if it's a cheaper one. A lot of things in the market have similar features at a lower price. It will help if you take the time to compare products. 
  4. Check your list. Never forget anyone on your list. Update your notes if necessary. Go back to the number 3 tip if you are tempted to buy impulsively.
  5. Shop around and around. Yes, it is exhausting. No, it's never fun to walk endlessly, spend your hard-earned buck, carry heavy bags and stay up all night to wrap gifts. Review your list, visit different malls or shops on a scheduled time. Compare prices and surf the internet. Online shopping is your best friend these days.
  6. Be an early bird. You don't need to get stuck in the holiday rush traffic. Start early, like a-few-months, around September? You'll be surprised at how much money you can save, too, if you adjust your shopping time a little.