Your Last-Minute Shopping Guide

Your Last-Minute Shopping Guide

Your Last-Minute Shopping Guide

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Every year, you promise yourself the same thing: no last-minute shopping next holiday season. And every year, the holidays just kind of creep up on you. You find yourself looking for the perfect gifts with only a few days to spare. Never fear! We've got you covered with tips for last-minute shopping, and even an affordable holiday gift guide for those folks on your list who are hard to buy for. 

Shop Online
If you're not into online shopping, this holiday season is the time to get to know it a little better. Retailers often offer free or affordable last-minute shipping up until a day or two before December 24th. You may be able to find the right gifts and have them shipped to your house without so much as getting out of bed. 
Even if you want to avoid shopping online and dealing with shipping, it's still a good idea to look at your favorite retailer's website. You can often find what you want and have it reserved and waiting for quick, in-store pickup. Not only does this save you time, but it may even save you some extra cash. Going straight to the register means avoiding the temptation to throw things you don't need into your cart. At the very least, use the internet to compare prices between retailers.

Know When to Shop 
Believe it or not, Christmas Eve is often a great time to shop. Some retailers are open until late afternoon or early evening, even though many consumers have already finished up their shopping. You won't have as much to choose from, but you also won't deal with huge crowds. 

Don't Shop Alone 
If you have a friend or family member who's available, have them tag along. You can get much more done with an extra set of hands. Send them to pick up an item on your list at another store in the mall, or have them help you carry bags so you don't have to make multiple trips to the car.  

Holiday Gift Guide for Last-Minute Shopping 
Here are four options that you can buy for practically anyone on your list while last-minute shopping. Best of all, they don't require much extra cash, and you don't usually have to leave your house to purchase them. You can even purchase them in the morning before you give out your gifts. Consider giving:  
  • Gift cards: Gift cards may seem impersonal, but most people like the idea of buying their own items instead of hoping the person doing the giving picks out the right color or right size.
  • Experiences: People may not remember that sweater you bought them, but they'll remember those concert or sports tickets, or that trip to the museum you gifted them. 
  • Subscriptions: Audiobooks, streaming TV, magazines — sign your loved ones up for a few months' worth of a subscription to their favorite form of entertainment. 
  • Subscription Boxes: Even better, sign them up for a subscription box containing items they love. Boxes are available to suit almost any interest, from pet ownership to comic books.
Getting a Loan 
One reason many people wait until the last minute to shop is that they don't have enough extra cash on hand. If you're feeling the pressure and want to get your shopping done early, consider loan from NiceLoans!. Visit our website today to find your nearest neighborhood NiceLoans! location. Unlike holiday shoppers, we won't wait until the last minute to get back to you during the holiday season.
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