For most people the thought of last minute shopping is a terrifying nightmare that they hope will never come true. Just thinking about the crowded parking lots, the rude and desperate people, and the overwhelmed and tired sales staff can make anyone cringe. But the reality of the season is that most of you will be fighting the crowds at the Mall to get that last minute gift.
- 1. Be realistic – There is no way that you are going to be in and out of the stores in 25 minutes or even an hour. The worst thing to do is to go to the stores with a time constraint. If you rush yourself, you will just end up getting flustered, annoyed and probably leaving with nothing.
- 2. Be Prepared – This is not the time to browse… This Is WAR! You should have a list of who you are shopping for and what you wanted to buy them. The list is very important, so PLEASE WRITE IT DOWN. Trust me; with all of the chaos you WILL forget something. Do some research before your visit. Go online to see what merchandise stores have, what is on sells, and where the stores are located.
- 3. Be Patient – When there are so many people in one place things move slower than usual. Don’t be mean to the sales people just because they take a little longer to get you something, they don’t want to be there just as much as you do. Also holiday shopping makes people crazy and a little rude so let things slide off your back, because if you try to start a fight with every person that bumps into you, the stores will close before you even get there.
- 4. Dress Comfortably – If your feet hurt or you dress is too tight you are more likely to give up quickly. So comfortable jeans and some tennis shoe so you can run to that last cashmere scarf.
I am warning you this isn't going to be easy, but I wish you all good luck and a happy holiday season.