Getting Your Christmas Shopping Done When You Have Zero Time

It’s a great plan that everyone should follow, but very few of us do. The reason being is we’re too busy. Maybe you run your own business or maybe you have a demanding job or maybe your life is too packed with things to do and you just can fit anything else in even though you want too. The bottom line is you just don’t have the time.

So now you’ll need to drop everything and hit the stores in a mad panic to get your gift shopping done. I’ve done it more times than I can remember. I got all my shopping done in one day and wrapped everything the next day on Christmas Eve, all the while telling myself this won’t happen next year.

Saying it won’t happen next year is fine, but it will happen again if you don’t come up with a better plan. Below are a few ideas that might help you avoid the last-minute Christmas Shopping next year. Read through some of these simple but effective ideas that can help you when you have no time to Christmas Shop.

Outsource your Christmas ShoppingIf you have no time to Christmas shop, why not get someone else to do it? There are a few way to do this. You could ask your spouse, friends or other family members if they would be willing to do it. Just tell them what you need and they can get it for you. The other option is to use one of the many errand services on the internet. Paying someone to handle all your Christmas Shopping is worth the expense if you have no time since it will eliminate stress and allow you to focus on other things. There are a number of services you can find with a Google search. Starting looking early so you can book someone you’re happy with (at a good rate) before they become busy with other clients.

Start Your Christmas Shopping EarlyThat’s right. Your first plan is a good solution. Just start really early. I’m thinking January. Spend January and February thinking about the people you need to buy for. Work out a list of what you would like to get them. Come up with a few ideas for each person. Keep an eye out for sales in flyers and buy stuff when the sales are on and pick it up while you’re out. If you’re lucky you might be done by August. Shop in small increments of time and it will have no affect on your schedule. In the fall you can get everything wrapped and pick up some extra small items.

Christmas Shop OnlineAvoid the crowds and shop from the comfort of your own home or office. You’ll save yourself lots of time by shopping online and maybe even save some money as well. There are plenty of online stores you can visit to do your virtual Christmas shopping. A lot of online stores offer free shipping for orders over a certain amount so buying most of your things from one web site is a good plan. Other stores will also wrap your gifts for a small fee. Be sure to shop from a reputable store and shop early enough to allow for delivery of your gifts.

Pick out the method that works best for you or come up with your own ideas based on our suggestions. Either way, you should be able to get your Christmas shopping done by spending virtually no time doing it.