Get excited. Some of our favorite holidays are right around the corner and so are major shopping deals. Gift giving is a joyful way for us to discover new products and curate a life we cherish and love.
Holiday shopping can also feel overwhelming but we are here to make the process easier so you can decide what to gift yourself and your loved ones this season.
Here are 5 of our favorite tips to have a festive holiday shopping experience that is mindful, practical, and productive.
TIP #1: CREATE A LIST
Know what you are shopping for before visiting a store (online or in person). Ask yourself what you are missing that would enhance or make your life better. Ask your loved ones the same question. This helps us get exactly what we are looking for (and so do our family members, friends, or co-workers).
TIP #2: DOUBLE CHECK YOUR LIST
Double check your list to ensure the most important items are on there. How will this item impact the environment? How can the item be discarded sustainably? Will this item be cherished and loved? Prioritize your shopping list to your most beloved items.
TIP #3: DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET
It’s easy to get lost with flashy sales and add many products into our shopping cart that we never intended. Look over your list and check your favorite shops for upcoming deals and discounts to spend within your means.
TIP #4: SHOP SMALL AND LOCAL
Support your favorite local shops that align with your values. Some of our most cherished belongings are unique and made locally with love. Plus, someone actually does a happy dance.
TIP #5: GIVE BACK
While we shop for ourselves and our loved ones, give back to your favorite charities to spread joy this holiday season. Support various causes that support the environment, pets, education, and more.
Happy shopping and gifting!