Gift giving is an integral part of the Christmas season. There’s something equally heartwarming and joyous when you and a dear friend exchange gifts as a way to show love, affection, and appreciation for each other. While it is exciting to give and receive gifts, Christmas gift shopping is always a stressful time, especially when it is done last minute.

Most Christmas shoppers tend to wait until the very last minute to finish their list which results in hours of lining, pushing through the shopping crowds, or a bad rushed gift. Instead of putting yourself through all of that stress and headache, here a few Christmas gift shopping rules to follow this and all future holiday seasons:

A Very VERY Early Start

If the goal is to save a lot of money on gifts, the key is to start shopping for gifts early, very early. In fact, a great time to buy holiday gifts for a great bargain is the week right between Christmas and New Year. Why? Shops want to sell all of their holiday-themed items and other Winter stocks long before the new season starts, this usually means big discounts.

For shoppers that don’t mind stocking next year’s gifts at home, this is the perfect opportunity to grab the best deals.

Year-Round Online Shopping

Thoughtful and meaningful personalized gifts such as a friend Christmas ornament can be ordered all year long. They are best ordered at least a few months before Christmas so that your friend can hang them on their tree for the holiday.

Other online retail stores offer huge discounts all year long and it’s always a good idea to sign up on their mailing list to get notifications. Besides, we’re all guilty of last night online shopping, why not get some of your Christmas shopping done while you’re at it?

Wait For The “Ber Months”

Those who don’t want to shop right after Christmas and prefer to do all their shopping in person, waiting for the start of September, the first “Ber Month” to start Christmas shopping is an excellent idea. Retailers tend to offer huge discounts because they are clearing their shelves for holiday items if you’re lucky enough you can grab gifts for as much as 70% off.

Avoid The Big Sales

While it is a tradition for many to go shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the crowds can be too overwhelming. It can be a great way to buy discounted items for Christmas, but if you’ve started with your list early, there you can always skip these big sales that attract mobs of customers.

Don’t Shop Too Late

Everyone has their own schedule and preference when it comes to holiday shopping, but if you are planning to get something special like a friend Christmas ornament, don’t wait until it is too late. Account for complications like shipping time for online orders, or crowds and limited stocks in physical shops so you don’t end up giving a close friend or family member a generic pair of socks for Christmas (again!).

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By Leonel Thompson

Anna Thompson: Anna, a former fashion editor, offers readers a curated look into the world of high fashion. Her blog features runway analysis, designer profiles, and style tips.