Tips for stress-free Christmas shopping

Tips for Stress Free Christmas Shopping
Tips for Stress Free Christmas Shopping

This year, don't let the stress of Christmas shopping kill your holiday spirit. We've got a few tips that will keep you less stressed.

1. Start Early.
It's going to be so much easier for you to grab a thoughtful present when stores aren't completely packed with people elbowing you out of the way. And, whatever you do, don't wait until Christmas Eve! It's the biggest shopping day of the year.

2. Be Creative.
When you're doing your Christmas shopping, really think about the person you're shopping for. Are they artsy? Are they a foodie? Go above and beyond the gift card, and we guarantee you it'll be appreciated.

3. Buy Online!
Shopping online can keep you away from some of the more undesirable elements of Christmas shopping, -- like other people. Many companies have the same sales on their websites as they do in stores, just make sure you give plenty of time to ship your goodies before the big day.

See how retailers around the world have prepared for the Christmas season:

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