Holiday/Festive Season shopping tips

The best way to tackle Christmas shopping? Go in with a plan. Use these tips to tick off everyone on your list while saving time and money.

Keep it local

Now that you have a baby, you probably can't (or don't want to) spend hours driving to shops and perusing the aisles. Going to a small business around the corner saves on petrol, plus they're great for gifts for out-of-town relatives or friends.

Go mobile

Browse applications on your mobile phone or tablet. Some of these apps even feature budgeting functions and help organise all your information in one spot.

Visit deal-of-the-day sites

Check out the many websites that specialise in 'deals of the day' and other similar offers. You can find anything from appliances to skateboards, and the discounts are often substantial.

The gift of savings

Subscriptions to these sites offer coupons for anything from restaurant dinners to skydiving lessons at hard-to-beat prices. This simple gift keeps giving long after the festive season is over.

Cash in on convenience

Supermarkets are carrying an ever wider variety of gift cards these days. You're bound to find something that would be appreciated by someone on your list.

Getting all your shopping done while still being able to spend some quality time with your little one is a cinch with a little thinking outside the gift box!

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