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Gift giving is a large part of the holidays, and as such, there will be plenty of people headed to the stores to buy their gifts. Unfortunately, that means that shopping will become more difficult! In this week’s Virginia Square Plaza Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you to consider when you head out for your holiday shopping here in Arlington, VA.

Go Early

You probably have many years of holiday shopping under your belt, so you know that going early is the best way to avoid the crowds. All it takes is some careful planning and the willpower to avoid procrastination. Going early will give you more time to find the right gift, ensure that the gift you want will be in stock, and help you to avoid the long lines that we all dread.

Make a List

Going shopping can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re shopping during the peak times of the December holiday season. To reduce the time you spend in the stores, we recommend making a list. Write down a list of people you wish to purchase gifts for and what gifts you intend on buying for them. Use this list as you shop so you can buy exactly what’s on the list and not get sidetracked by all the deals!

Online Shopping

Skip the long lines and the crowds altogether by shopping online. Online boutiques and direct to consumer companies abound, making it more convenient to find what you’re looking for. You’re no longer restricted by what stores have in stock, so you can get exactly what you planning on getting for your loved ones. The best part about online shopping? Most times, you can read the reviews of the products before you purchase them!

Do you have any vital shopping tips? Let our apartment community know of them by leaving us a comment!