How to Make Holiday Shopping a Breeze
Shop ’til you drop is going out of style this holiday season. Learn how to become the savviest of shoppers with Timeless tips for saving money – and your sanity. You deserve to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year after all!
Make a List & Check it Twice
Don’t let your budget get the best of you over the holidays. Make a list of all of the people you need to buy gifts for. On the top of the list, write the total dollar amount of your budget and then prioritize and break down how much you plan to spend on each person. Make more conservative estimates if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the end of this list. Also, keep a calendar of events and deadlines to further ease your stress.
Save Money While Spending
There are many apps and plugins available these days that are much more efficient than clipping old fashioned, paper coupons. Take the time and frustration out of searching with the Honey plugin which automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout. Earn cash back with Ebates which has has a Chrome plugin to save from your desktop or mobile app to save on-the-go. Ibotta is another great option to help save when buying groceries for your holiday feasts, shopping for new clothes, or ordering food when you are in need of a relaxing night in.
Compare Prices Online
Another helpful way to ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck is to compare user reviews and ratings on Amazon. Look for products which have the most positive feedback by switching the “Sort By” filters. Try Amazon Price Tracker to track a product’s price history. It monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop, helping you decide when to buy.
Sign Up for a Subscription Service
Subscriptions services are a great way to save money and time. Enroll in a Brilliant Connections subscription service to automatically replenish your skincare products at custom intervals. Plus, SAVE 20% on all future product deliveries and receive 2-day free shipping on all orders with no minimum required.
Shop on Free Shipping Day
Free Shipping Day comes to a computer near you on Friday, December 15, 2017! Take advantage of free shipping with no minimum purchase required and delivery guaranteed by Christmas Eve. Featuring hot shops such as Target, Best Buy Kohls, and 585 other retailers!
Don’t Forget Your Little Helpers
Share some love for the service providers who keep you sane all year round…your housekeeper, hairdresser, babysitter, gardener, and mail carrier. Small gifts or a tip in the cost of one service is usually sufficient. See the full guide to holiday tipping etiquette.
Get Personal with Homemade Gifts
What is more thoughtful (and inexpensive) to give and to recieve than a homemade gift? Unique ideas include goodies such as Chex Mix in a decorative container or cookies-in-a-jar in mason jars. You can also blend your own scents at The Candle Lab’s Fragrance Bar to take home your own custom creations.
Experiences – The Gifts that Keep on Giving
Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers
Small items are easy to stock up on throughout the year. Target Dollar Spot offers fun items such as stationary, tech toys, gift bags, and seasonal items priced from just $1-$7. For the beauty buff, some of our favorite options in skincare are the ColoreScience Brush, HA5 lip plump and Clarisonic Brush Heads (All available at Timeless Skin Solutions) For the sports enthusiasts, hand warmers, S’well water bottle, and yoga towelettes. For the techy, a charging batter phone case or small electronic cord organizer. For the entertainer, a bottle opener, wine stopper or cooking gift sets.
Check out the Timeless gift guide below for our favorite products this time of year. Happy Shopping!