Buying Christmas presents might often be difficult – you struggle through overcrowded stores, insufficient time, and heavy traffic. But don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be that though. With our clever Christmas gift planning tips, your shopping will become much easier. What is our advice? Find it out below!

Planning Your Christmas Present Shopping

So, how should you approach the Christmas shopping haze to purchase gifts quickly and not end up wasting an hour of your life in a traffic jam? We’ve got you covered, just follow these tips:

  • Plan your route – If you try to make decisions on the go, you are likely to end up wasting time staying somewhere for longer than you should or doing more miles than necessary. Thus, our first gift planning tip is: think about your route earlier on. Consider creating a map in YouMap to visualize the distances that you need to cover – it’ll make it easier for you.
  • Make a checklist – Rarely is Christmas stress-free. But, with so much on your mind, it’s easy to make mistakes. That’s why you need a checklist, where you can make sure that you have everything you need. If you’re using YouMap to plan your route, you can implement checklists into your map – simply add the list of gifts under each location. This way, you can monitor your route and make sure that you won’t miss anything at the same time.
  • Get an extra present – We’ve all seen a situation when someone unexpectedly showed up on Christmas Eve, right? You can be prepared for such situations – just get an extra present! Remember to buy something universal that everybody (including you) will like.
  • Divide your plans into several days – Often, you won’t be able to buy everything in one day, especially since many people try exactly that. Thus, you should plan at least two or three days for your shopping. Our Christmas present planning tip here is not only to divide your trips to stores and malls for more than one day but to create a separate map for each of these days (while keeping the original one). This way, you will have the exact route for all your shopping, but you will also be able to modify your plans in case something unexpected happens.
  • Organize your gift ideas into categories – We know that you try to make each gift unique, but often you will be able to purchase or collect gifts in the same store or mall. That’s why it’s good to divide your presents into different categories, based on the stores in which you get them, the locations in the city or even their themes. It makes your planning clearer and easier, especially if you’re using maps for it.

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Christmas Gift Planning Tips

What do most of these tips share? The fact that they can be executed better with the use of YouMap! Planning your route, organizing presents into checklists, and even dividing your plans into several days are all easier with our social mapping app – but that’s not all!

You can also use YouMap to plan your Christmas present shopping with friends or family, especially if you want to give a shared gift to someone special. Plus, you can share your routes to know when they intertwine, thus to know when to make a short pit-stop and meet for a coffee – you don’t want to be in a rush all the time, right?

The Takeaway

With our tips, you know how to plan Christmas gift shopping efficiently. Download YouMap and create a map that will help you and get into it – finally, without the usual stress.

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