How to get all your shopping done on Black Friday

How to get all your shopping done on Black Friday | Cedida

Waking up early, making a list of people we want to give a gift, be physically prepared for the whole process. Some of us just wait all year for this biggest shopping event, and we are bringing some tips on how to survive it and get all your Christmas shopping done at once. Black Friday deals start on November 29, brace yourselves.

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Gone are the days of Black Friday symbolised by fights over flat-screen TVs or lines wrapped around stores. Black Friday changed into a shopping holiday which lasts a week, sometimes even a whole month. Still, it is the busiest shopping event of the year, and you shouldn’t miss. Especially when you can get all your Christmas shopping done from the comfort of your own home while saving a lot of money. 

With so many retailers participating in Black Friday, it might seem a bit overwhelming. Some Black Friday deals will be better than others, we suggest start early, do your homework and find a website you can do most of your shopping at once.

Prepare a list, know your budget...check it twice

If you’ve got a big family and too many friends, prepare a list of those you want to give a gift this year. Prepare it in advance and definitely check it twice. Once the Santa’s list is ready, get real about your financial situation and write down an amount you want to spend on each person on this list. According to some studies, an average Black Friday shopper spends up to £225 on Black Friday. Well, make sure you are not spending your budget mostly on one person, getting fridge magnets for the rest of your family.

The elf-help guide to Santa

If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further. Take your list, set the mood, maybe play some Christmas playlist (it may be a little early to crack open the eggnog) and start brainstorming the gift ideas for your loved ones. Whether each recipient is sporty, geeky, intellectual, creative or indoorsy, the combination of thought and presentation is what makes the perfect present. Think of their hobbies, lifestyle and passions.

If you are still in the dark, fragrances and scented candles make the ultimate gifts. 

Picking out fragrance for other people may seem challenging. Yes, you can get your mum her 6th bottle of Chanel no. 5, but think of introducing her to a new scent she may fall in love with. Perfume is very personal, and we are programmed to like certain smells and dislike others. So search for fragrances with those key perfume notes like the ones she loves in her favourite perfume. A good fragrance should have a balance of complementary scents, longevity, and it should match her personality. If she’s a fan of floral and fruity scents, the Lancome La Vie Est Belle will charm her at a first sniff. If she loves more sophisticated and classic scents, Cerruti 1881 Pour Femme will soon become her signature one.

Can you think of better and thoughtful gifts than a nicely packed perfume gift sets? Everyone loves a bit of perfume which will make them feel pampered and unique.

High-end and well-crafted scented candles are a unique and thoughtful gift everyone will appreciate. Richly scented soy wax candles are also a wise choice for nature lovers and vegans. Combine it with some organic beauty and you will be a star. Plus, candles are always the right size.