Holiday shopping tips

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It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it’s time to start your holiday shopping. Enjoy time with family and friends by starting early, and staying organized. Here are some tips to help make gifting a breeze:

Make a list: The most challenging part of holiday shopping is staying organized. Use our printable shopping list template to keep track of all of the people on your Nice List, including what your budget is, what you bought, when items arrive, and if your gift is wrapped and ready to go.

Set your budgets: When it comes to spending during the holidays, it’s easy to go overboard. Before you even begin shopping, decide on an overall budget that you are comfortable with. Then, divide that amount per person on your list. Keep purchases for colleagues and acquaintances to a minimum so you have more to spend on those closest to you.

Give a gift that matters: Rather than spending hours at a crowded mall, settling for presents you’re not sure about, give your loved ones personalized gifts made just for them. Our qualified Makers can bring even the most unique ideas to life. From jewelry to decor, you can be sure to give everyone on your list something they will truly love.

Quick Tip: Be sure to ask Makers for information on pricing and when you can expect to receive your project.

Keep track of receipts: Once the holidays are over, you’ll want to be able to find receipts and invoices with ease. Keep all of your paperwork in an envelope, or file folder, so they are accessible and in order.

Start now: The easiest way to stress yourself out during the holidays is to wait until the last minute. Give yourself the gift of time by getting your shopping done early. That way, you will be able to relax and enjoy the special moments of the season.

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