• 4 Ways to Survive The Last-minute Christmas Shopping Rush
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    How are you on your Christmas errands?

    We hope that you have finished styling the home, prepping recipes, and lastly, we hope that you were able to accomplish all your Christmas shopping tasks! With malls extending operating hours, you can schedule one last day to go over your list and check if everything's covered. While nothing compares to the thrill of rushing to different stores to buy presents, we're sure that you'd rather go home, rest, and prepare for the coming parties and reunions.

    Save yourself from the traffic, long lines, and exhaustion with the help of these ideas:

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    Try online shopping
    Are you ready to face the traffic and spend two hours on the road to get from point A to point B? Online shopping is more practical and you don't have to move an inch just to check out and buy your gifts. The bonus? You can have it delivered to your home too!

     

    Start early
    If you really have to drop by the mall, we suggest that you finish your shopping as early as possible. If the malls open at 10, make sure that you are first in line. There are less people in the morning—meaning more available fitting rooms and no long lines in the cashier.

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    Go DIY
    The best gift one can receive this Christmas is something that is made with love and from the heart. If you love to bake and draw, you can give sweet treats and personalized art to your friends and loved ones. You can wrap them in pretty paper too!

     

    Keep things simple
    Remember, it's the thought that counts. You don't need to buy something that costs a lot and would just end up in the cabinet. Give something useful—an item that your friend can maximize and use daily (if possible). There's nothing wrong about giving away pens, markers, and cute notebooks!

     

    What's your Christmas shopping strategy? We'd love to know! Leave your two-cents of advice on the comments.

     

     

    This article originally appeared in RealLiving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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