As a mother, the holidays bring on a formidable gift-buying challenge! From the tricky teacher’s gift to your book clubs “white elephant” gift exchange, buying gifts during the holidays requires a whole new kind of savvy! But who has time for all this shopping? You do, if you follow our simple strategies for stress-free gift buying in 2006!
One main way to save time on gift buying is to shop online. In this day and age, it is possible to get your Christmas shopping done without even leaving the house! Beat the jostling crowds, the endless circling for the parking spot, and the snappish store clerks. Instead, spend a peaceful half hour browsing online in your pj’s- no hassles, no hurries- and then just get out your credit card and buy, buy buy (’tis the season, after all)! An added bonus of online shopping is that it’s easier to track your purchases and obtain gift receipts. Simply make a note in your momAgenda day planner listing what you’ve purchased and for whom, and then check it off the list! Have we mentioned how easy it is to order our day planners for moms online?
Another way to save time on gift buying is to one-stop shop. Look for stores or websites that offer a variety of products at one location, so you can buy multiple gifts at one time. For example, our gold bound 2006 day planner for moms may be perfect for a disorganized pal, but for the traveling mom, a momAgenda “Babysitter Info” deskpad might be a more thoughtful present. Since the momAgenda deskpads come in bulk, if you’re low on cash or time, a clever idea is to buy the set of four deskpads and then divvy them up accordingly. Give the “Weekly Menu” pack to your most Martha Stewart-like friend, and give the “Permission Slips” pack to the mom with the most kids! The exciting thing about one-stop shopping is that it still allows you to personalize your gifts, which is a momAgenda must!
Our next step for quick and easy gift buying: get pre-wrapped or easy-to-wrap gifts! Present wrapping takes way too much time when the gifts pile up, so look for places that offer free wrapping, or that look good on their own. For example, there is no need to wrap the festive gold bound momAgenda 2006! This day planner for moms looks like a sparkly present all by itself! Otherwise, our momAgenda desk pads make great stocking stuffers and are easily dressed up with simple ribbons or bows. Other good as-they-are gifts include bath and body lotion sets, plants, and candles.
Next on the list for smart gift shopping? Look for promotional deals where you can get more for less. Stores like Victoria’s Secret or Clinique often promote free gifts around the holidays, which may mean multiple gifts with just one purchase. MomAgenda is no exception: if you buy our 2006 day planner for moms now, you can get a set of momAgenda desk pads, all for only $59.99 (a $68 value)! Seeking out the promotional deals is a great way to save money and feel like a smart shopper, while buying stuff your friends and family will love!
Our final tip for quick and easy present buying is to get the same gift in lots of colors. As we all know (though our husbands do not), a shoe in another color is not the same shoe. This is how we justify buying our favorite stiletto in every shade of the rainbow! In the same way, identical presents in different colors still seem fresh, thoughtful and unique. Our day planners for moms come in a beautiful spectrum of colors, and once again allow for a personalization factor. When handing them our simply say, “I thought this indigo was so you!” or “I noticed you wear a lot of mint!” and you’re pals will feel totally special despite your mass ordering. Good deal!