It is that time of the year again when families come together to celebrate Christmas. However, this year has proven to be challenging for everyone and festivities might not be as they used to. As many gatherings and face-to-face interactions are being limited to just phone/video calls, celebrations have been cut short to close family and friends. On a more optimistic note, this year has taught the true meaning of appreciation. And if you are grappling with what to give your loved ones this year to show that appreciation, we are here to help.
Here are 5 tips to help you shop smarter:
While we all get caught up with what to get our loved ones, one important trick is planning ahead. This will help you think the gift through and determine what the right gift is. Additionally, planning ahead will help set a budget and not exceed it, which might be useful and needed during these unprecedented times.
Shopping online does not only save you time and gas, but it is also a great way to have unlimited options. With social distancing being followed in most countries, online shopping is your best bet for a safe, fast and reliable gift. However, it is important to keep track of what you are adding to your cart as well as the delivery fees so that you do not go overboard.
Offers, discounts, sale!
Nothing says smart shopping better than these 3 words! Browse the internet and stay on the lookout for discounts and deals. Businesses tend to compete by making new deals around the holidays. You can also track price changes when online shopping and check if the deal is worth taking or not.
Wrap an experience for a change!
I believe it’s safe to say that we all know by now the importance of spending time with our loved ones. Consider going on a shared holiday or an adventure with your loved ones as a gift. Spending time in nature, going on a hike or even just a road trip can go a long way for someone. Your time can be one of the most valuable gifts you can share.
It is always important to support local businesses, but this year it is more crucial than ever. Buying gifts from small local shops will not only help them in the long run but it will also give you a chance to buy unique and customized gifts.. In Jordan, for instance, an online website called, The Local Concept, was created to raise awareness around local businesses and encourage people to buy from them. The website hosts different brands and ideas that makes it the place to go to for local shopping.
This year, Christmas is creating a new face for the holidays, just as JILL STANDISH, Senior Managing Director – Global Lead, Retail, says:
"2020 is shaping up to be a very 'human' holiday season for consumers, with a desire to support the people who have served our communities. Now is the time for retailers to be authentic to their purpose and transparent about how they treat employees."
Use these 5 tips to not only shop smartly, but also support your community and loved ones.
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