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This Year, I’m Starting My Christmas Shopping In August

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According to the Daily Mail, retailers in the UK are churning out their holiday decorations already, and it is an OMG Big Deal to shoppers. I have no idea whether this is a brand new trend or a yearly thing, but I’m weirdly inspired by it. Usually, I get disgusted when retailers drum up anxiety about upcoming shopping events, like when back-to-school season begins in July (let me enjoy summer in peace!), but maybe holiday shopping should be done in the summertime. Think about it how nice it could be to leisurely go about making gift purchases in sunny weather without an ever-looming time limit for finding the perfect present for that one friend who’s impossible to shop for. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be space out the big chunks of cash you spend on presents over several months instead of doling out the usual harried lump sum you end up putting on your credit card on December 23? Even better is the thought of having a big reserve pile of Christmas cards stashed away in my apartment before November even arrives. The holiday season, in my mind, is generally a big stress-filled blur, and that clouds my decision-making abilities when it comes to gift shopping. In December, the mall crowds are awful, the weather is horrific, many of us are facing the seasonal blues. That time of year, all I want is to curl up under a blanket or actually celebrate the holidays with loved ones instead of wasting time shopping for it. Because of all that seasonal baggage, I rush into buying overpriced presents just to get it over and done with. We can all do better than this! Keep reading »

10 Types Of Men You’ll See Doing Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

I just started working at a boutique on the weekends, and I’m having a blast. This weekend was particularly entertaining, because we had a steady stream of men wander into the shop looking to buy gifts for their wives and girlfriends. It didn’t take long before I noticed that the vast majority of these last-minute male shoppers fit into one of 10 categories. If you brave the stores today, you’ll easily be able to spot them, and if you’ve ever worked retail during the holidays, you already know the guys I’m talking about. They are as follows: Keep reading »

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping: We’re All In This Together

Before I went Christmas shopping yesterday, I didn’t have a single present. I walked down the street going into every store, hoping and praying that when I went inside I would have a eureka moment. But I wasn’t stressed out. In every shop there was a feeling of desperation as people grabbed every item in sight, hoping that it would work for their mom, dad, sister, brother, or someone on their list. I felt like we were all in it together, and now you can have the same feeling! Above is a feed of what everyone on Twitter is saying about last-minute Christmas shopping. It’s fun to read what preparations are going down in these final days before the holiday. If you’re on Twitter and include the phrase “last minute christmas shopping” in what you write, your tweets will be added, too. Because, you know, holidays are about togetherness, and we want to know whether you’re feeling stressed because you can’t find anything for your sister, or if you’re elated because you got your dad last BlackBerry Storm in stock.
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