It wasn’t that long ago in the not-so-distant past that people were shocked to hear the phrase “Grocery Shopping – there’s an app for that!” But here we are. These days everything is at the tip of our fingerprints every minute of the day. And, with so much going on in our lives, from work to personal and family commitments, the idea of how much shopping we have to do for the holidays, on top of the day-to-day needs of a household, can feel pretty daunting. Thankfully, shopping online for Christmas presents can be more accessible than ever if you know what you’re doing. Let’s take a look at some ways to lighten your load this holiday season.
Hire A Shopper
You heard that right; these days, with just a few keyword searches and clicks of a button, you can be connected to a personal shopper that can take all of your shopping stress off your shoulders in an instant. Of course, this option is for people who won’t feel the guilt of not handpicking out items on their own and also for those limited by budgetary restrictions. Still, it’s a fantastic and convenient option for those with heavy workloads or lots of hobbies. No matter the reason for hiring a personal shopper online, you might enjoy it so much that you keep them on board long after the holidays are over. As we said, if budgets aren’t a concern for you, personal shoppers are game-changers!
Subscriptions Change Lives
We’re all pulled in a million directions these days, and subscriptions make the perfect gift and life changers for those you may have in your gift list. We all know busy single mothers, seniors who need help with various shopping duties, and just professionals whose time always seems limited. Subscriptions are a fantastic gift and time saver for the adults on your list. You can get subscriptions from anything to quarterly wine deliveries, pet supply deliveries, and meal delivery kits. If you want to really help people out, consider covering the annual costs for services like grocery delivery services, Amazon subscriptions. Subscriptions even work for children as gifts with things like puzzle and game deliveries, clothing and toy deliveries, and everything in between. Save yourself and those you love some time and go subscription-style when it comes to gifting this year.
Go Big Or Go Home
Sometimes you really want to knock it out of the park when it comes to surprising someone with something they would never even consider splurging on for themselves. This year, just decide to go big and get that special someone what they’ve been eyeing all year long, possibly even longer. Say you took a beach trip this past summer and your boyfriend lamented the whole time he regretted not getting those Gucci slides for the trip; surprise him with the shoebox under the tree! Maybe your wife has been lusting after the newest line of Burberry handbags, and she’ll be thrilled when she sees it waiting for her on Christmas morning.
Another area you can go luxury in is fine jewelry. These types of gifts not only make beautiful daily pieces the recipient will treasure, but they can quickly become heirloom pieces passed on to your children or other loved ones in your lives. Suppose you have a child approaching driving age or have humbly been driving your old beat-up sedan for the last couple of years without complaining. Why not surprise them with a brand new vehicle Christmas morning, complete with the oversized bow and everything!
The Most Important Thing
It has to be said that the most important thing about gift-giving is that the old adage is true. It really is the thought that counts. Gift-giving can be made easier by just remembering that the simplest things in life are frequently the most meaningful. Gifts don’t have to be material items either. With many people adopting a life of minimalism these days, they may appreciate just your time and company more than anything you can physically purchase. So, don’t stress about what you’re going to buy people, a simple homemade card and batch of cookies is just as appreciated as anything else. Enjoy the time you have with friends and family this year – happy holidays!