While the holidays are rapidly approaching with Thanksgiving next week, many people are rushing to find the perfect holiday gifts. Of course, many people are also putting it off in the hopes of finding something last minute. Don’t wait until Black Friday to dodge the crowds. The holidays were never meant to be marked by stress, which is why our leasing teams have come up with holiday shopping and spending tips to help you save time and money this holiday season.
✔ Set a realistic budget
Before splurging on gifts, figure out exactly how much money you have to spend without going overboard. Don’t forget about wrapping paper, holiday cards, and postage. The little extras that are often forgotten are just the things that can throw your entire budget off track if you get too lost in the gifts themselves.
✔ Make a holiday shopping list
After you’ve determined your budget, it never hurts to create a list of everyone you intend to buy gifts for including a potential gift idea for each individual. Don’t forget to consider items such as hostess gifts for holiday parties you plan on attending, a gift for your boss, and a secret santa gift if you participate in one. Once you’ve made your list, keep it handy so you can refer to it while you’re out and about. You never know when you’ll come across the perfect gift.
✔ Do research
There’s nothing worse than buying a gift at full price, only to see that another retailer is selling it for cheaper. Before you shop until you drop, do some research and compare prices for the gifts you know you want to buy.
✔ Be thoughtful
When in doubt about a gift to give, remember that it’s the thought that counts. Think about your most cherished gifts, such as a scrapbook. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have fun being creative and the person receiving the gift is sure to appreciate it.
You’re in luck! White Oak communities are close to shopping and offer easy access to transportation, making it hassle-free to get out and do some much-needed holiday shopping. Even with the fall moving along, there’s so much to do in the winter in Silver Spring, Maryland.
These holiday shopping and saving tips are guaranteed to help you slow down and actually enjoy the holidays. Contact our leasing offices and see what makes living in our communities so worthwhile not just during the holidays, but year-round.
The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are all located within close proximity in Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.