Like it or not, Halloween marks the beginning of holiday shopping season. I went and bought holiday-scented soap; now everyone in my house knows the holidays are coming because their hands smell like candy canes!
I love the holidays, and I’m not sad that they seem to be two months long. I don’t need an excuse to spend time with my friends and family, but I’ll happily take the holidays as one. I love how busy everyone gets, and I love how cities dress themselves up in twinkling lights.
One drawback is that I don’t love shopping any time of the year … holidays included. I know I can’t be the only one, so I collected my top 15 holiday shopping tips. Follow these, and stay sane, my friends! If these don’t work, then pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and sit quietly by the fire. That’ll do the trick.