Motoomull: Christmas shopping madness

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By Nirmla Motoomull


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HOW I love to go Christmas shopping especially in our malls and I’m sure most of you love it, too.

But of course, we find ways and means to keep our Christmas shopping smooth and easy for our convenience.

We make a list of what we will buy for our Christmas shopping and check it twice.

If you’ve always wondered why Christmas shopping is unfortunately associated with panic buying, intense traffic and all things nerve racking, then maybe you are stubborn to make a list.

Really, it could do wonders from saving time to being able to stay within our budget.

First things first. Determine the people you should give presents such as your families, friends and significant others.

You could add a practical Christmas gift or two for people you might overlook or just for the sake for having a back-up gift.

Next, figure out what kind of present you want to give while considering your budget and where you plan on buying these items early on.

Remember to include all these details in your list. This way, we save time, effort and money.

As much as possible, head out to a shopping destination where most, if not all, of the things in your list could be found.

Clear your schedule and make ample time so that you won’t get caught up in the rush and complete the task in one go or two.

You should shop days or weeks in advance to avoid heavy traffic and overcrowding so that the purpose of this preparation is achieved.
It is very important that we have gotten enough sleep and eat a full meal.

Hunger pangs and lack of sleep can certainly cloud our judgment.

It is understandable to get carried away with all the enticing shops, products and sales scattered all over the place.

If you really need to reconsider, be wise and never decide on an empty stomach.

Be on the lookout for deals and bargains.

We can find information online, various publications and bazaars.
Then, we wear comfortable clothes when we go shopping.

There’s nothing worse than spending hours in the mall, walking, searching and all that jazz in tight-fitting clothes or painful sandals.

But whatever works for others might not work for some, we just make sure that our outfit won’t ruin our holiday mood.

Instead of feeling like we’ve got a bunch of errands to accomplish, we turn around this holiday season by preparing early, keeping a list and sticking to it no matter how cute a plate set is or how good an overpriced jacket would look on our beloved.

We keep these things in mind and we might just have the best Christmas shopping experience ever.

My next write-up schedule is after Christmas day, December 25, 2013 yet.
May I wish us now a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Let us enjoy the holiday season to the utmost!

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Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on December 11, 2013.


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