Posted by Karen Ekekwe

    When shopping Christmas, there are some things we need to put into consideration before we start shopping. This article will help you in making some holiday decisions, I have experienced most of what I’m going to tell you so it’s not just coming from thin air.

    1. Affordability not Desirability

    It’s not all items you desire that you can afford right, trust me on this. I mean I desire a Samsung S7 but I can’t afford it considering my finances. Now when shopping for Christmas gifts, you shop for goods you can afford. Just like the saying goes “you can’t always get what you want” but you can at least love what you get.

    1. Take note of Sales

    This is the festive period and most stores would want to “get rid” of old stock and they would be offering amazing discounts on goods and services. First, there was Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now there are Christmas sales where you can get goods up to 50%. Take for example the whopping N10,000 off our Holiday kollection, it’s advisable you take note of sales this festive period and grab them with your two hands.

    1. Refrain from impulse buying

    Stay away from buying goods without planning to do so in advance, there’s nothing worse than the feeling of regret you get when buy a good/pay for a service that you didn’t plan for. It “hunts” you and the fact that you can almost never get your money back is not worth it. So why not plan whatever it is you want to buy and then be happy afterward.

    1. Look to buy online

    Personally, I do most of my shopping online. You may ask why, well I’ll tell you why. I’m not the type of person that likes going to the market under the sun and after spending almost the whole day I still don’t get what I want. Shopping online saves you the stress of walking under the not so conducive weather and the fun part is that you stay at home with your laptop or your mobile phone and have the goods delivered to your doorstep without breaking a sweat.

    1. Create a gift list

    Before you go out shopping, make a list of what you want to buy and who you want to buy it for. Prepare a gift list according to priority and then can you enjoy your shopping

    Most importantly, don’t wait for last minute shopping it can be frustrating. START SHOPPING NOW!!!