December seems to go faster than almost any other month. Probably because it's filled with so many extras - more gift buying, more parties, holiday cards to send, cookies to bake, etc. If you're one of the many who have not finished their holiday shopping yet (we're including ourselves here!), take a breath, make a list (or two) and be ready to wrap it up in no time!
In an article from Real Simple we found one of the simplest, yet smartest tips for tackling your holiday gift shopping list - Split your shopping list.
They advise (and we do this too!) breaking out your shopping list into two lists. The first one is for items to shop for online. The second one that requires shopping in a store. Focus on the online shopping first so you can comparison shop easily and also build momentum by seeing quick progress in that daunting list. Save the harder to decide on items for your store shopping trip. That way your time in stores is minimized and you're focused on a few key gifts rather than a vague list of mere ideas.
Oh and before you head out, here's a few more tips on in-store shopping to ensure you're primed for success. Happy shopping!
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