This year I decided to do a little experiment. It's called, "Let's see how much of my Christmas shopping I can do online." Mostly because of this:
So I started early...as you MUST do if you shop online. Otherwise, around December 20th you start doing this all day:
I did a big chunk of it on Black Friday. For the next two weeks, I ordered and ordered and ordered until my handy-dandy little Christmas shopping app told me everything was purchased:
There are some things you can't order online without paying way too much. Things like this:
So you have to head out to the store at some point. You'll also need to go to the store to buy these, especially if you want to get them all in one place:
If you order online, you have to be prepared for daily visits from various mail services...multiple packages will be dropped on your door every single day.
After a while, the postal people will get fed up and start throwing your packages at the porch. At least that's what I think was happening to us...we have a Ring doorbell with a motion sensor. I was getting notifications that packages were delivered but no motion sensor had gone off. When I checked the porch, packages were strewn about. Somehow they'd managed to get the packages onto the porch without setting the motion sensor off.
But all in all, it beats dealing with long lines and crowds. As someone who does all her grocery shopping online and picks it up at the store, it would be crazy if I Christmas shopped the old-fashioned way, right?
Do you do any of your Christmas shopping online?