If you’re like me, you’re usually procrastinating on your holiday shopping until the very last minute. No worries, I’ve created these holiday gift guides to make it easier this time around.
Each guide was carefully curated for specific personalities and ages. Lots of practical gifts they’ll love without breaking the bank. And for the kids, you’ll be happy to know that many are items I have at home and that the girls love.
Also, stay tuned to future newsletters as I will be sharing more gift guides there. You may also find additional finds on my LiketoKnow.it profile so make sure to follow me there.
Click on the link below to download your virtual gift guide. Just click on any item to instantly shop!
Things to Consider Before Holiday Shopping
Shipping Dates – Online shopping will be a lot busier this year due to ongoing COVID concerns. This may cause major delays in shipping so make sure you’re getting your items purchased earlier to assure they arrive on time. I’ll be sharing updates on final shipping deadlines on Instagram so make sure you’re following along.
December 15th: Last day for UPS Ground and FedEx Ground
December 18th: Last day for first class mail via USPS
Inventory – Again, because there will be more people doing online shopping, there may be shortages in inventory. If inventory is low, you may be able to head instore and see if they have it on the shelf. Shopping early is crucial to securing your holiday wish list.
Make a Plan/ Set a Budget – Before you go out and shop on a whim, make sure you jot down what you plan to buy members of your family. Also, to keep from overspending, set a budget and stick to it. This will keep you from having post-holiday blues when the credit card statements roll around in January.
Shop Small/ Black-owned Businesses – Now is the time to support small and/or black-owned businesses. The pandemic has been forcing small companies to shut their doors. Help those that are struggling to stay afloat by purchasing from them. Etsy is a great resource for smaller shops, or visit a local farmer’s market or vendors to help them out.
Shopping for Kids? Don’t overspend – Take it from me as someone with small children, you don’t have to spend a lot. Kids get bored with toys — there’s usually a 2 month max shelf life for toys in my house. I remember my husband bought a $2 inflatable bouncy ball for all the kids as stocking stuffers and that thing got more play than anything else they received.
I hope this helps you out while you think up the perfect gift for your loved ones. I’ll be sharing additional finds throughout the holiday season including items for Cyber Week and Small Business Saturday.