Many people wait until the month of December before buying or thinking about buying presents ready for Christmas, but this can make an already expensive and chaotic month cost more. However, by buying Christmas gifts early you can not only alleviate the press of buying gifts, but your pockets will thank you. So, here are the how’s and why’s of buying christmas gifts early:
As the carol goes - “he’s making a list, he’s checking it twice”. This is something buying presents early enables you to do!
With a list you can not only keep track of who you have bought presents for (best not to forget about anyone), but also keep a budget on what you spend on gifts. Getting organised like Santa can most definitely pay off in the end.
There is nothing worse than a child or loved one stumbling upon the gift you were planning to give them for Christmas - the surprise is now ruined. That is why finding yourself the perfect places to hide gifts is essential to buying early. It could be anywhere from a cupboard in the spare room or under your bed to a box in the loft or garage. There are so many places for you to hide gifts, but make sure they don’t look like something someone will want to look in.
If you are worried that the gift you bought for someone in October is no longer something they are interested in, then at least since you have the gift receipt so you can take it back to the shop.
Make sure to keep the receipt with the Christmas present you bought.
For many, December is already the most expensive month of the year and Christmas presents contribute heavily towards that. However, if you start paying for gifts in the earlier months of the year then you can spread the cost of Christmas over months rather than weeks. Making this festive time of year less stressful than the year before.
Sometimes it is easy to buy a gift for someone, others it can be a bit more difficult. By starting the present hunt early you are giving yourself so much more time to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for someone.
Not only can you make sure you find the best gifts, but you can make sure you get it at the best price. You can shop around to find out what prices your chosen item is going for elsewhere.
Leaving gift buying until the last minute can come with so many issues and delays, as the shops are a lot busier, have much more limited stock, and their delivery times have increased. So, to make sure you buy gifts early to avoid the headaches associated with festive periods.
More of us shop online and with this often comes delivery charges. Though many retailers will offer you free shipping if you spend a certain amount, the later you leave it to order, the less likely you’ll be able to take advantage of this. But, the longer you wait to order presents the higher the likelihood you’ll need to pay for express or guaranteed delivery to ensure it arrives on time.
With all these tips and benefits associated with buying Christmas presents early in mind, will you be taking advantage of the months running up to Christmas by ordering presents early?
Santa’s Post Office has a great range of presents and Christmas items available, all usually dispatched within 24 hours of ordering. All our Letters from Santa come with free delivery and everything else has free delivery on orders over £40. We keep all our customers up-to-date on delivery information and even make sure you know the last day to order from us to ensure your items get to you in time for Christmas.