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10 Hacks To Save You Time (And Sanity) While Shopping For The Holidays

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With Halloween now a distant memory and Thanksgiving soon to be over, before you know it, the holiday season will be looming on the horizon, meaning the shopping must begin. You'll rarely find a time of the year that's so divisive amongst people, and a lot of that usually has to do with the stress of finding that perfect gift for somebody on your list.

Fret not dear readers, because we're here to give you some helpful tips to make your holidays just a little more relaxed, while making sure you get that special someone exactly what they want!

1. Start Early

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Seriously, I can't stress this part enough. You don't have to hunker down and do all of your shopping in say, September; just pick up the odd few things throughout the months leading up to Christmas. That way, by the time the massive rush hits, you've already stashed a few things away and will have that much less to worry about.

2. Ask For Lists

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I've never understood why some people are so opposed to this idea. In my personal experience, people are always more than happy to give a list of things they'd like for Christmas; it means they get something they want but it's still a surprise, and it saves you plenty of time and effort trying to even figure out what they want.

3. Watch For Sales

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Between Black Friday in November, and the multitude of other holiday sales that come along every year, there should be no need to have to pay full price for just about anything you're looking for. Just make sure to keep checking flyers or websites for hints about upcoming sales.

4. Ask Friends and Family For Suggestions

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If you don't want to ask for a list, see if you can get it touch with a person's friends, parents, siblings, or kids to try to get an idea of what they might like. They might even think of things that you would have never imagined before!

These next few suggestions will definitely save you some stress.

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