Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tips

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Don’t Panic!

Tis the week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature is peaceful, not even a mouse. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but one last thing still gives us a scare. The looming arrival of Christmas’s haste had left us with many gifts to buy, and no time to waste.

Not much can compare to the panicked feeling of last minute holiday shopping. You obviously want to get the perfect gift for those special people in your life! If you have been putting off Christmas shopping, you are not alone. In order to make sure that you and your family has a very happy holiday, check out the following tips for last minute Christmas shopping.

Make a List – Check it (Twice)

Before you venture out into the chaos, make a list of everyone you need to buy for. Have an idea of what you want to buy for them, and most importantly stick to your budget! It can be easy to make impulse decisions when you are in the store. If you don’t have a budget, you will be sure to spend more than you should.

Do It Yourself

If you’re running out of time and funds, why not make something? Handmade gifts can be very creative, and generous – sometimes, more so than store bought gifts. If you’re crafty, try making handmade jewelry or a decoration. If you like to work with wood, show off your skills with a cool picture frame or wine rack.

Don’t forget about Online

Just because it’s late doesn’t mean you can rule out online shopping. Many online retailers offer two day shipping. If you order by December 20, that will ensure that your gift arrives before Christmas. However, be careful – express shipping will often be a bit more expensive than standard shipping.

Get to It

Fortunately, at Montrose Square Apartments, we are located a short 10 minute drive from Fort Wayne’s Glenbrook Square Mall. The best part is they even have extended holiday hours for those of us that have waited until the last minute. Now get out there and buy some Christmas gifts! And most importantly, take some time to enjoy your family and friends this Holiday season. From all of us at Montrose Square Apartments, have a very happy Holiday.

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