Although Christmas is the time of the year when families get together to celebrate, we all know that it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. Scrambling to get everyone together for Christmas Eve or Day, taking family photos, cooking tirelessly, making sure that everyone feels special and taken care of is exhausting.
On top of that, you need to purchase dozens of Christmas gifts so that each member of your family is happy. Ultimately, you end up spending much more than anticipated. But, one of the best tips I ever received is not to wait until the last minute because you can find discounts at every corner if you know where to look.
That’s why now is the perfect time to start thinking about finding the best bargains for this year’s Christmas shopping. Thanks to the internet, there’s plenty of online discounts offers to help you save while still satisfying all of your needs.
Stay with us to find out more!
Online Shopping Prevails
Online shopping has long ago prevailed over traditional shopping sprees. Now that you can get virtually anything with a few mouse clicks, why would you want to spend hours stuck in traffic or waiting in lines? Plus, it’s all delivered straight to your doorstep!
Luckily, just in time for Christmas, the majority of online shops offer jaw-dropping discounts and sales. If you’re in the USA, you won’t come across any problems with finding the best online deals. On the other hand, if you’re in the UK, take advantage of low shipping costs during this time and shop at some of the biggest US stores.
I’m talking about some of the biggest online retailers like Amazon, eBay, Groupon, and Walmart, among others. The same applies to some of the most significant online retailers worldwide, like Alibaba, Aliexpress, Rakuten, Zalando, and many others.
Each of these highly successful websites has its own discount shopping days that promise lucrative deals and extremely affordable goods. If you opt for online shopping, be sure to keep up with notifications and dates so you’ll be first in line when those renowned shopping days come.
Similarly, every prominent brand, like Zara, H&M, Bath & Body Works, Anthropologie, Sephora, etc., has its own website where you can shop and request home delivery. Like online retailers, these brands also have sale periods and discount days when customers can take advantage of free delivery, 50% off discounts, last-minute sales, last item sales, and many other cleverly named sale sections.
Most of these brands have mid-season sales that are happening right now, so head on over to your favourite store’s website and find an eye-catching deal! Note that there are November and December sales as well, just before Christmas.
Keep in mind that many of these online retailers have discount codes and vouchers for newly registered users and loyal customers – don’t forget to claim and use them!
Department Store Aficionados
However, if you are a traditionalist at heart, you might want to spend your time in department stores or high streets and take in all the joy of shopping. Although that all sounds swell, this autumn and winter season might not be the best time to be out and about shopping.
On the bright side, many department stores around the world have their own websites where the shopping experience is as good as it is in person. That way, you will be able to have the best of both worlds! All the more, these department store websites have incredible offers that can be redeemed with vouchers or codes, as well.
For example, if you want to shop at John Lewis, you will be able to use a John Lewis discount code on your purchase and save on your Christmas shopping. There are plenty of affordable deals at this department store that will help you lighten the load when it comes to this time of the year.
Plenty of other department stores, such as Harvey Nichols, Marks & Spencer, Harrods, Selfridges, and Browns, among others apply these discount codes as well. These department stores have much more to offer than clothes, as you will be free to explore all of the sections of the website, including technology, electronics, home, appliances, furniture, beauty, and a newly added specialized section called Christmas.
Keep in mind that there are plenty of online websites specialized in collecting discount codes and vouchers all in one place. So, don’t forget to check if there is a redeeming voucher that you can use for your Christmas shopping spree before you start.
Many people associate these department stores with the beginning of the festive season and for a good reason – Christmas lights and decorations bring us peace and happiness. Hopefully, the same association will develop with their websites as most people will avoid going to crowded places this holiday season for various reasons.
When to Shop?
There are a few days during the year when everything is cheaper than usual. As 2020 comes to an end, only a few prominent dates are left when online retailers drop their prices as low as they can go. So, if you’re determined to save on Christmas shopping this year, keep a few key dates in mind.
- Black Friday — Friday, November 27. Although Black Friday is traditionally a one-day sale, over the years, it has become a weekly sale, making the following weekend a good shopping time as well.
- Cyber Monday — Monday, November 30. You will also find amazing travel and clothing deals.
- Super Saturday — Saturday, December 19. Find exclusive last-minute deals.
Hopefully, you will find fantastic discounts just in time for your Christmas shopping. Remember to pay special attention to these dates so as to keep your spending under control.