-Do it online (preferably using a service that gives you cash back on your purchases like savingstar or ebates)!
-Go at off peak times (weekdays or late at night)
-Try self checkout if the line is shorter
-Only get a few items and then go through the "10 items or less aisle"
-Get everyone on your list one of the same thing (last year I got everyone submersible tealights-they are relaxing and who couldnt use more relaxation?)
-Hand make or bake your gifts instead of buying them
-Give a donation instead of a gift
-Patronize small local shops
-Take time to do the fun things that the season brings amidst the madness-like looking at lights, seeing a show, or just spending time with friends and family! This helps recharge you batteries and strengthen your resolve AND it is the true meaning of this season.
Happy Holidays Everyone! Remember to breath and enjoy the moment!
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