Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tips

Last Minute Shopping Tips to Get You Through the Holiday Rush

Once again, Christmas has snuck up on us and we still have some shopping to do. How do we handle this stressful time crunch and still get the right gifts for the right person? Here are some helpful tips to help with last minute Christmas shopping:

Plan your Christmas shopping ahead of time

Before heading out, make a list of everyone you still need to buy for and ideas of what they like. This will help you keep track and not waste hours wandering from store to store trying to figure out what to buy. This will also help to make sure you don’t forget anyone!

Most people do their last minute Christmas shopping on weekends or throughout the week, after work – during the hours of 3-6. In order to avoid the mad rush, try to schedule your shopping trips during the late morning and early afternoon hours. By shopping during these hours, there is less congestion and shorter lines at the checkout counters.

Stay Local

By now, having a gift shipped to Fort Wayne in time for Christmas can be expensive! You will most likely need to go to a store that has items in stock. Fortunately, Poplar Ridge Apartments is conveniently located just a short, 5 minute drive away from one of Fort Wayne’s best shopping centers, Jefferson Pointe. They have a wide variety of stores to choose from, so you can be sure to check off most of your shopping list all in one stop!

Get them a Gift They can use!

If you are running short on time, why not give your loved one the gift that keeps on giving – cold, hard cash! Beyond that, gift cards are always a welcome gift as they allow the recipient the choice of what to purchase. Get them a gift card to a store or restaurant they like to frequent. This option allows them to use it however they want, while also adding a bit more of a personal touch.

Gift baskets are another way to give someone a variety of gifts that they can use. This is a great idea to arrange small items to make one big gift. The contents of gift baskets can be anything from food (such as fresh fruit, nuts, etc.) to small tools or anything that may be of interest to the recipient.

Donate in their name

What do you get for the person that has everything? Make a donation in honor of the person you are buying for. This is a very thoughtful gift and helps out others as well. After all, that is what the Holidays are all about!

Waiting until late in the shopping season does not always have to be the end of the world. With a little thought and effort, you can still give that perfect gift for everyone on your list! From all of us at Poplar Ridge Apartments, have a very happy Holiday!

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