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Holiday shopping can be fun and stressful, all at the same time. It's a great time to show love for others, find great deals for yourself, and help the economy by wisely spending money that you have. Focusing on these positives and following a few important tips will help you have a great experience shopping this year.
That's why in this article, we cover 7 tips specific to 2022 to help you shop the holidays.
Start this holiday season by thinking about those around you. Who in your circles will you being buying for this year? You can start with family, then friends, then colleagues.
If needed, you can set a budget and decide how to divide it up among your list.
Then, you can think about the items or experiences you'll be gifting. Depending on your personality or desires, you can personalize your gifts for each person. Or you can give the same gift to all or some of your friends, family, and colleagues...this could be an item or experience you really loved this year.
Start your list in October for reasons mentioned in the next tip.
2022 holiday shopping is met with high inflation. In this Bankrate survey, 40% of shoppers say that inflation is going to impact their shopping decisions in 2022.
One of these decisions is that 50% of consumers plan to start shopping by Halloween! Businesses are responding by starting some of their best holiday deals earlier this year.
If you're on a budget, starting early can also help you spread your costs over 2-3 months.
Finally, shopping early will ensure you get what you want. With holiday deals starting earlier and businesses unsure of shopping demand, there is a higher chance of inventory running out early this year.
Most gifts can now be purchased online. Shopping online saves time and gas money.
Just make sure you follow tip #2 so shipping times won't be issue. Starting early will also give you time for online returns, which most business make really easy nowadays.
In addition, take advantage of 100% satisfaction guarantees that many online businesses now offer. They will likely offer full or partial refunds if you don't like what you see when it arrives.
Again, online returns and refunds typically save you more time and money than dealing with returns to physical stores.
Many online businesses now offer "buy-now-pay-later" options. These options typically allow you to buy now but pay in 4 equal interest-free payments every 2 weeks.
Some also offer monthly payment options over a longer period of time, but these will likely include interest payments.
When checking out, look for payment methods such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, Sezzle, and Shop Pay. If you don't have an account with the buy-now-pay-later option you see, you'll need to create a simple account before finishing your purchase.
Sole Toscana has buy-now-pay-later options at checkout with both Shop Pay and Afterpay.
Flash sales will provide you with the biggest discounts and deals of the season. But they are typically short timeframes, so if you aren't watching closely, you may miss out.
Typically, brands will have sign-up options to be notified of their flash sales. For any brands you really care about, make sure you are on their email list and following them on social media. This will help ensure you don't miss out on their best deals of the holiday season.
Don't forget about yourself this holiday season. Perhaps budget in some personal spending. Remember, with some of the best deals of the year, you can save money on items or experiences that you'll enjoy the rest of the year. Take advantage!
Plus, proper self-care can help you have a better holiday season. This may include purchasing things that will help you better care for yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally during the holidays.
The holidays are a great time to give back to those in need.
Look for brands that have giving back initiatives YOU believe in. When you make a purchase with these brands, make a mental note or write down in your journal how you contributed to giving back this year.
Sole Toscana is dedicated to helping you have a great holiday season. We truly believe in our products, giving back initiatives, and every step in our purchasing process that will help you improve your life and have a great experience with us. We wish you a lovely holiday season!
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