Buying Christmas Presents

WOAH!
It's friggin NOVEMBER and I'm talking about buying presents for Christmas!?
Yup, you read it right.

There are a few pros and cons to buying Christmas Presents early and I'm sharing them today with you.

1. Everything is one time
You know that thing when you buy something off the internet and it takes FOR EVER to get delivered? Or when you want to buy something in the store but they don't have it on stock and you have to come back?
When you buy early you don't have to worry about the time. And if something arrives damaged you have enough time to send it back.

2. You can question without suspicion
Okay, this one you should us around August, September for it to work. If you want to know what your (bf, gf, family member, etc.) wants for Christmas, you can just casually ask them what they would want. They'll think it's suspicious at first, but by the time Christmas comes around they won't remember it anymore.
* But don't ask them: "What do you want for Christmas."
 rather something like: "What would you like to receive as a gift." "What is something you really want to get?"

3. No cramping around
I've been working in a store for almost 5 and a half years now. So trust me when I say that pre-Christmas shopping is more relaxed.
During the Christmas season you need to get to the store at the crack of dawn, otherwise:
- The whole parking lot will be full and you'll have to park your car somewhere far away where you won't be able to find it once you get from the store.
- All the shopping carts and baskets will be in use, so you need to wait in line or try to carry everything in your hands (I'll bet ya that the breakable thing will fall and break when you'll do that).
- There will be pushing and shoving because the wole universe decides to go shopping in the same store at the same time as you.
- There will be no employee in sight when you need one. Because everyone has a question and needs help when you do, and those poor employees can only help one person at a time.
- Anything you need will be either sold out or the last one on the shelf will be so mutilated that you don't even know what it is anymore.

4. You won't die when you see your bank account
Because for many of us, saving for presents is hard. And let's be honest, even dough you know how much you're going to spend when you buy everything at once, you'll still get a heart attack when you see the receipt.

5. It's great time management
Not only will you have more time to buy the presents, sometimes even for a better price than during the "Christmas Sale", but you can also take your time in a store.
It's also easier sneaking presents in one-by-one during a longer period than everything at once. Not to mention getting everything at once from the store back home *cursing lack of car*.

But there are also a few downsides to buying early.

6. No swapping of returning
If you but the present(s) too early, there is a chance that the receiver will get it themselves, get it as a random gift or even as a birthday gift. And you can return most products in a certain window. And if you don't check it right when you buy it and it's broken, then you're kinda screwed.

7. Tastes change, so do wants
Some people are a bit like small children, they like one thing one moment and dislike it the other. It's hard to but something early for a person like that. Also if you buy something too early, there's a chance that the person decides to change things up and that your present won't fit in anymore.

8. Losing presents
This happens to me sometimes. Especially if you have small kids, or nosy family members, you need to hide the presents in the most strange places you can think off. And sometimes we forget where we put some of them. That's a shame.

I hope that you've enjoyed this posts. Let me know what you think in the comments below :)

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