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Here's Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping Early


Undeniably the busiest time of the year, Christmas brings out the shopaholic in everyone. It's one of the few occasions when we can forgive ourselves from splurging a little more than usual, not just for ourselves, but for the people we care about.

However, as fun and fulfilling holiday shopping is, we all know how crazy it is when Christmas season sales start popping up on stores. Deals can be great news to our pockets, but it also makes it hard for us to take our time in considering our options and getting the freshest stocks.

So if you think you still have a lot of time to prep up before you start your holiday shopping, here are some reasons why you should consider crossing off that shopping list right now. 

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You get enough time for planning



Waiting until the Christmas rush makes you cram for which items to get. At first, picking out stuff at the top of your head might be a great idea, but it can lead to purchases that you may not find useful once you start wrapping them one by one. Planning out your Christmas shopping list early can give you time to think of the best buys for everyone, including yourself, and can also help in sorting out your budget.
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You'll have enough time to compare quality and prices



Trying to snag that last gorgeous pair of shoes from someone as in love with it as you can be troublesome. And it can be quite disappointing when you realise that there's a loose stitch on the sole after you've already bought it. Sure, you can return it and have it exchanged for something else, but there's just so much wasted time and effort involved!

Shopping earlier than everyone else gives you the chance to look through all your options, gives you enough time to check the quality of each buy, and compare which brand offers the best bang for your buck.
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Online shopping is also easier



With the internet changing the way we live our lives, we're sure that, same as us, you've also tried online shopping at least once. And if you want to get away from the stress of actually leaving your house and making your way to the crowd, this is probably your best bet. But even in online shopping, you should keep in mind that the early bird still catches the worm -- or in this case, the best deals.

Don't wait until the things in your shopping list goes out of stock. Plus, save yourself some moolah by placing your orders early and getting them just on time without having to resort to rushed shipping (which are a whole lot pricier).
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Dedicate the time (and money) you save to prep up for the occasion itself



We all know that Christmas also means tons of photos and family gatherings. So instead of stressing yourself up until the last minute, embrace your inner girl scout and start fussing over your holiday shopping ahead of everyone else. This way, you can look fresh and radiant just like the festive season, and have more time to spend and fully focus on the holidays with your loved ones.

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Think of any other reasons why early holiday shopping is the best? Share them with us in the comments below!