Fall is more than just the beautiful season of cozy sweaters, rainy days, and aromatic candles- it is also the season of holidays. And while autumn holidays might not be as known as let’s say Christmas or Easter, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate. Finding the best present for your loved ones can often be challenging, especially if you’re looking for something for that one person who never wants anything or for your spoiled sibling who has high standards in terms of gifts. Either way, we’re here to help with some advice on how you can make this year’s shopping easier.
Make a list
Don’t be that person who is unprepared and gets the cheapest and tackiest gift from a Chinese store on the way to the party. Effort always pays off, especially when it comes to your friends and family, so make a plan of the things that you think every one of them might like and plan a budget for this season’s holiday shopping. This way, you’ll avoid getting stressed out or spending the night before a holiday in the crowded store trying to find at least something that resembles a half decent present.
Prepare a budget
As I’ve already mentioned, money plays an important role when it comes to shopping, but you also need to be completely realistic about your possibilities. Don’t try to get out of your skin and buy presents that you can’t afford; if your father would really like a new phone, but you only have money for his favorite coffee beans, better get those instead, he is sure to appreciate them just as much.
Quality over quantity
Do you remember Dudley’s birthday from the first Harry Potter movie when he yelled at his parents for only getting him 36 presents? Yeah, don’t be that person and don’t surround yourself with ungrateful people. I like the quality over quantity rule especially when it comes to clothes. My brother is a big shopaholic and if it wasn’t for his tiny dorm closet, he would probably end up with a giant walk-in closet. Last year, I could’ve gotten him five of the t-shirts he had on his wishlist, but instead I chose to get him 2 two fishermans weaters from here https://www.tarairishclothing.com/collections/mens-knitwear made of 100% merino wool that he has been wearing all autumn and that still hasn’t lost his original fit.
Create a wish list
Speaking of wish lists, I personally think that they’re one of the greatest inventions ever and that they save a lot of time and money. If any of your gift recipients have a wish list, don’t ignore it and try to get something from there rather than freestyle and purchase a thing that they might not like. If none of you have one, it might be a good idea to create one for every friend or family member and to use it for future holidays.
Don’t ignore online stores
We now live in a world where you can buy almost anything online, but some people are still reluctant to make online orders, especially when it comes to things like clothes or shoes. If you’re one of these people, this holiday season might be the right time to give online shopping a chance. Apart from the regular stores, you can also find lots of hidden gems on marketplaces, forums, or you can get things that are not available in your region.