Thursday, December 20, 2012


The last weekend for Christmas shopping is upon us and with it stress, traffic jams and long lines at the register. Thank God my shopping has been minimal and a lot of it will be done after Christmas because I will be traveling and bringing the gifts from abroad. Anyways, here are some tips to avoid the shopping stress and craziness.

Find a shopping partner that you can go with and help each other out in making lines at the register and changing rooms, this way the both of you can save time and cover more ground together.

When buying gifts get all the gift boxes and bags retailers offer you that way you cn save yourself time at the gift wrapping counter and at home. Check out some blogs to find creative and easy gift wrapping ideas you can do at home and may also be a way to relax yourself.

I cannot emphasize this enough: make a list of everything you need. This will save you time and the pain of having to go back to any store or super market over and over again.

Finally, learn when enough is enough and don't go crazy on trying to get too much done in a small amount of time. You are supposed to be enjoying the holiday season, not driving yourself or your family crazy.

Have a great day!


  1. Always good to shop with friends , love the table in purple :) good holidays :)

  2. I'm done with my holiday shopping- yayyyy! I made a list- such an invaluable tip. :)

    I'm sorry the blog was being uncooperative with comments- I've heard this from others, too. can be a frustrating platform- argh. But hopefully you won't have any trouble in the future!

    Have a wonderful holiday, doll!


  3. Great tips! hope your holidays are wonderful!

  4. I'm so relieved to have gotten my holiday shopping done early–I couldn't bear to be at the mall this weekend!

  5. Oh man, I am so behind. Terribly behind. I just need to not let it get to me and get out there and shop!

  6. GReat reminders for holiday shopping!! Hope you are enjoying the season :) Merry Christmas!!

  7. Great tips!

    Elly @ Caribbean Living

  8. GREAT suggestions!! Now I just need to follow them :) Make a list.. yes, but I often leave it at home ( I am not kidding! ) I do take advantage of the free gift wrap although sometimes I get the gifts home and have to unwrap them because I forget who I bought them for:) There is so much out there regarding gift wrapping. I've raised a couple kids, and anyone with kids knows that coordinating, perfectly designed wrapping is a total waste of time Lol! So... I still don't take the time I need to do a perfect wrapping job UNLESS it's for a woman that can appreciate it :)

    Enjoy your holidays and safe travels!!


  9. Nice tips for shopping dear ^^


  10. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season Elie! It has gone by like lightning here, and things have been super busy but hopefully I'll have some time to wind down next week. I think I'm going to miss you when you're in California--I'm going to be traveling in January. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. Well, no malls or shopping delirium for us in Greece. No money at all...
    Best holiday wishes
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark