Should You Start Christmas Shopping In March?

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Do you get stressed over holiday shopping? Are you one of those shoppers who spends the last few minutes of Christmas Eve trying to find the perfect gifts? Do you find yourself settling for giving gift cards because you simply ran out of time to shop? Does your house remain undecorated because you waited too long to look for ornaments, trees, and mistletoe? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your simple answer may be to start Christmas shopping early.


How soon is too soon for Christmas shopping?

Simply put, it is never too soon to shop for Christmas. Some love last-minute Christmas shopping panic attacks, but those people are few and far between. Just a bit of advanced planning is all it takes to have an easy, stress-free holiday season. Shopping for the holidays as early as March makes a lot of sense if you want to take some of the tension away from the most wonderful time of the year.


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Which Christmas items should you shop for in advance?

 There are some gifts you can’t buy in the spring. You won’t know what the must-have toy of the season will be. It is unwise to buy clothing for growing children. You certainly cannot purchase any food items in advance. Items that should be bought in advance are those that are most likely to be sold out closer to Christmas in Calgary. Stockings, holiday-themed table settings, collectible ornaments, and Christmas linens are seldom in stores in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Buying them early is wise.


Should gifts be bought early as well?

Yes! Plenty of gifts can be bought early in the year. You will save time and money by purchasing presents before the Calgary Christmas season. Choose timeless treasures like jewelry, art, wine glasses and pottery. Look for sales to get the best possible prices. Most importantly, set aside a special spot to store all of your Christmas finds. You won’t want any of these items to be accidentally discovered before the holiday season. Likewise, you need to make sure you can find every gift you’ve bought early when it comes time to wrap. Keeping all of these items in one place is the best and easiest option.


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