It’s the middle of October and the holidays are inching ever closer. Soon you’ll replace Halloween decorations with Thanksgiving centerpieces, and those with Christmas wreaths and trees.
If you’re like some of us at Limelight Deals, every year you promise to get all your shopping done early. You absolutely will not wait until the last minute. Even with all those good intentions, sometimes we still procrastinate and hurry to finish shopping. This year, we want to help you avoid the last-minute rush by providing some tips and early gift suggestions.
First, write a list of everyone you need to shop for: spouse, kids, relatives, friends and co-workers. Also, seeing individual names might spark some creative gift ideas.
Let’s start with your spouse. With errands, chores, and taking the kids to after school activities, it seems like an eternity since you had any alone time. You can’t even remember the last time you had dinner together that wasn’t leftovers or takeout. It’s time to take matters into your own hands. Instead of waiting for things to slow down, create your own relaxation. There’s a cozy little inn nestled safely away from the modern world. And it’s only a short drive away. You book a one-night stay; plus, you can both enjoy a romantic dinner and scrumptious breakfast the next morning. Satisfied, you check this gift off your list. Now, who’s next?
You want the kids to have new experiences. They spend too many weekends in front of the TV or glued to the couch. But getting them out and about for a fun activity will require a little finesse. You don’t want to do something you’ve done a hundred times before. And it shouldn’t feel forced. You need an outing that’s fun, cool, exciting and new. A friend tells you about a business in Jacksonville where people ride Segways. You didn’t think there was anything like that in Southern Oregon! Elated, you know without a doubt this is the ideal gift for your kids.
As you’re checking names off your list, you almost forgot one person: you. Giving to others is important, but so are you. You shouldn’t let the holidays pass without something for yourself, too. Luckily, you know exactly what you like.
But maybe you’re thinking, It’s only October…why shop now? You should shop now because the holidays will be here before you know it. It happens every year. One minute it’s Labor Day and the next you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner. This year, don’t get caught unprepared. Continuously search for great deals and work on your shopping list a little at a time. Then when the holidays arrive, you can relax because you shopped early.