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How soon is too soon to start shopping for holiday gifts?

I must confess, I’m one of those people who likes to procrastinate. I always end up doing my shopping last-minute. Mostly because I find it really hard to shop for others in general. But also, because when shopping for others, I find it hard not to shop for myself.

But back to my question: Truthfully, there’s no right or wrong time to start holiday shopping. Obviously, the sooner you do it the better off you would be. We’re already at the end of October, so I would say the perfect time is now. Especially because most people are not thinking about holiday shopping until after Thanksgiving. And in 2020, we’re already doing most of our shopping online anyway, so holiday shopping has never been easier or more convenient than now.

Because of this trend, a lot of retailers are also facilitating your shopping experience by offering free shipping, so take advantage of it whenever you can. And if you start early, chances are you’ll get your shopping done before anyone else does, and you won’t have to stress about not getting your gifts on time.

Also to make your online shopping experience even better, pay attention to flash sales, they are happening all the time now as retailers are eager to get rid of inventory. Another good strategy to score even bigger savings when online shopping is to use promo codes. I like to use sites like Retail Me Not, Rakuten, and promocodes.com to scout for the best promo codes available.

Now the hardest part is to actually find meaningful gifts. This holiday gift guide has something for everyone on your list and for every type of budget. Even for that person on your list who has everything! So now you don’t have any excuse to wait until the last minute. Happy Shopping!


Gifts for her

Women, in general,  are much easier to shop for. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, a teacher, a neighbor, or a girlfriend, here’s a list of gifts te get you started:

Gifts under $100

Yves Saint Laurent Travel size Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Trio


Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

These highly-reviewed faux leather leggings are a cult-favorite and a perfect gift that any woman will appreciate.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say on Nordstrom’s website:” These are my first SPANX purchase and I am so pleased to say that it won’t be my last! These are absolutely stunning. I’ve been complimented on them nearly every time I wear them. I think they’re the cutest and I would suggest them for anyone who enjoys SPANX” — CierraL


Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set


SKIMS Cozy Knit Shorts


Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 leggings



SKIMS Cozy Knit Tank


Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chick Wild Socks


UGG Fluffette Slipper


Mac Mini Lipglass Trio


PJ Salvage Thermal Print Pajamas


Zella Carey Crew High/Low Sweatshirt


PJ Salvage Flannel Pajamas


Halogen Small Endless Hoop Earrings


Halogen Crewneck Cashmere sweater

Olaplex Holiday Holiday Hair Fix Set




SKIMS Cozy Knit Pants



Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote and Wristlet

This bag has over 1,200 five star reviews. The reversible bag is great for matching outfits without having to change your bag.



Free People Sweetheart Mock Neck Sweater



Navy Hair Care The Wright Duo


Madewell Recycled Cotton Beanie


Tissue Weight Wool Cashmere Scarf


Yadarton Comfy Casual Twist Knot Tunic

Gifts over $100

GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool Set


Santal 33 Eau de Parfum


NUFace Trinity  Facial Toning Device


Patagonia Down Jaquet


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx Spectra Light Faceware Pro LED light therapy device


UGG Phoebe Wrap Cardigan


LightStim for Wrinkles White LED Light Therapy Device



Gifts for him

Guys are always a bit trickier to shop for.  Whether is dad, brother, a boyfriend, or a husband. This guide should make things a little be easier for you:

Gifts under $100


Micro D Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover


Polo Ralph Lauren Camo Sleep Joggers

UGG Scuff Slipper


Polo Ralph Laren Knit Lounge Joggers


Medipop UV Stick Portable Sterilizer


Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum 1 oz


Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack


GEHWOLmed® Salve for Cracked Skin


Vuori Kore Shorts


Kiehl’s Since 1851 Hydration Starter Set

Patagonia Fisherman Beanie


Topman Classic Oversize Hooded Sweatshirt

Adidas Originals 6-Pack No-Show Socks


Jason Markk ‘Essential’ Shoe Cleaning Kit


Coolers Classic Medium Cooler


Stockholm Plus Bluetooth® Ear Buds

Swift Run Sneaker

Gifts for anyone under $100

Hypernature 3-Pack Votive Candle Set


Hydro Flask Water bottle

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa


Luxurious Plush Kimono Bathrobe with Side Pockets


Aesop Departure Travel Kit

What it is: A kit of Aesop classics to help you maintain an impeccable presence during travel. whether you’re in the airport or at your destination.