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The holiday season is in full swing! I love this time of year,
all the lights and decorations put me in the holiday spirit. As I
get older it feels like there is less and less time to actually go
out gift shopping. For those of us who mean well but always end up
scrambling at the last minute to get holiday gifts, I wanted to
share some tips to help you make this season a breeze.
I am a firm believer in working smarter, not harder to
accomplish anything in life. This includes the holiday
That’s why I am
sharing 8 tips to help make gift shopping much easier by using
Since I started using Amazon Prime a few years ago, life has not
been the same. I LOVEEEEE Amazon because they make shopping for
Even my boyfriend teases me about my love for Amazon. I use it
This year, it’s time to celebrate (not stress about) the
holidays! With low prices, great deals, vast selection, innovative
ways to shop when and where you want, and convenient doorstep
delivery, Amazon has you covered this holiday! I am a big fan of
shopping from my Amazon Shopping app when I think of items I need
to get because my phone is always on me. With a few swipes and
clicks, the items are on their way to my doorstep.
Amazon is committed to #DeliveringSmiles this holiday season
through a variety of ways – stay tuned throughout the season to
1. Don’t over complicate
Start by making a list of everyone you need to purchase gifts
for. I recommend keeping it to close family and really good friends
so you don’t stress yourself out. I actually made a shopping list
printable for you to use for holiday gift shopping.
Another tip is to not overcomplicate the kind of gift you need
to get each person. Stick to basics. Basic needs, interests, and
items they can use daily.
2. Know the budget
Knowing your budget is everything! You don’t want to break
your bank account by overspending on Christmas gifts, especially at
the last minute.
The printable shopping list I made for you includes a budgeting
section for each person you are shopping for.
Everyone these days is a techie to some capacity. Technology
helps us accomplish so much in our daily lives and businesses. A
gift like the Amazon Echo Dot
would be a great gift for anyone on your list.
4. Think cozy
Since it’s colder out, think of gifts that would be nice to
come home to after a long day. This includes a candle, throw blanket, cute slipper shoes, and jogger sweatpants. All of these items
scream “let’s have a cozy night in!” Any of my friends and
family would love these types of gifts.
5. Think weather
If it gets colder where you live, think of a gift that will help
your loved one daily. Something they would use every day like a
hooded fleece sweatshirt
(under $20) or a removable hood
plaid flannel shirt (under $20) to wear and stay warm during
the winter months. I found this sweatshirt and hoodie on a curated
Amazon gift guide called “For
a Mountain Man“.
6. Think activity level
I don’t know a single woman that doesn’t like workout/yoga
pants. You don’t have to be a fitness lover to love leggings.
That’s why women’s full-length leggings are a great
gift. They are comfortable and can be worn for a variety of
7. Free Shipping
Check out this fun fact that will help you with your budgeting
this year! This holiday season, Amazon shoppers in the U.S. can
enjoy free shipping through December 18 for orders that arrive in
time for Christmas – shop hundreds of millions of items with no
minimum purchase amount. That’s the largest free shipping
selection in the country!
If you are a Prime member then you can get free same-day
delivery and one-day shipping on three million items in 10,000
cities and towns coast-to-coast.
Amazon helps customers deliver smiles to their friends and
family this season, transforming them into holiday heroes.
8. Amazon boxes make
perfect gift boxes
When it comes to wrapping a gift, I love that the Amazon
shipping boxes are a perfect size. Save money when it comes to gift
boxes by saving your Amazon packaging to reuse for your holiday
No matter what gifts you are purchasing, Amazon has your back in
whatever time frame you need. That is what I love most about them.
They make things so much easier and their site has so many items to
choose from. It’s beyond impressive.
Find the perfect gift that will deliver a smile to that
special someone by visiting
Do you currently use Amazon Prime? What’s your favorite part
of the service? Let me know what you think of these budget-friendly
tips in the comments below.
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