Have you started your holiday gift shopping? This is one of the busiest times of year for many people, myself includeld. With Christmas coming in about a month, I have to have systems in plalce to help me stay organizied during the holidays. I have found with a little planning and mutli-tasking, I can approach the holidays with less stress and anxiety. I am an inherent planner so I have lists for lots of things and wanted to share one with you today. Thanks to Intel 2 in 1 for sponsoring this post.
Holiday Shopping Planning
The first thing I do is make a budget of what I want to spend on gifts for the holidays. Next I make a list of people I want to give a gift. By listing all the recipients and estimating costs, it helps me determine what I can spend on each person. I made this Gift Shopping List Printable on my new 2 in 1 (I will share more about that in a minute), to help you form your shopping list and most importantly, stay within your budget. It will also help to ensure that you do not forget anyone on your list. By looking at your complete list, you can make adjustments like I do. When I do not have a list, I tend to overbuy and overspend.
You can download the printable here ====> Christmas shopping list printable
Using My 2 in 1 for Shopping
Another way I simplified my holiday shopping is by collecting gift ideas online. I bookmark items so I can find them later when I am ready to make a purchase.
I have to tell you how much my new Intel 2 in 1 helps me with my holiday shopping and planning. It functions like a laptop and a tablet on the same device. The screen is detachable from the keyboard, allowing for me to surf the web on a tablet, when it is convenient. The versatility allows me to accomplish more tasks with the same device.
I made this printable on it with the keyboard attached and then a few minutes later, used as a tablet it to shop online for gifts.
So convenient and it is so thin and light that I can take it with me anywhere (it weighs less than 3 pounds). It also helps me in the kitchen, but I will save that for another day.
Once I have all my holiday shopping done, I total the expenses and file the list in my Christmas file so I can refer to it next year. I also put any money that I did not spend from my holiday budget into the bank for next year. With a little planning, the gift-gifving process can actually be fun!
Do you make a gift sgiving list or do you shop
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