Festivities are in the air as the Holiday season starts from November to January every year. The season begins in late November with the festival of Thanksgiving and carries on till January. As festivals like Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years are all part of this “holiday season” it’s a really fun and festive time of the year. This is also the best time of the year when you go gift shopping for the festivals, decorate your house, cook fabulous meals and have a merry time with your friends, family and loved ones. Shopping for the holiday season can be a stressful affair if not planned well and left to last minute. The following are some of the tips for shopping during the holiday season: Shopping Tips – Holiday Season • Plan ahead. This means that plan all the shopping of the festival in advance so that there is no last minute rush to the stores to buy gifts, decorations and other holiday shopping items. Planning ahead gives you time to find the best deals so that you can save money. • For Thanksgiving, the elaborate meal requires a lot shopping. Look for newspaper deals before thanksgiving and also collect coupons in advance. This will save money at the local supermarket while buying the produce for the feast. Similarly plan your Christmas dinner in advance and shop for it before the stores run out of the traditional ingredients and produce. • While shopping for gifts in the holiday season, look for discounts and deals online. There are some great online shopping sites which offer fabulous discounts that help you get great gifts while saving money. • Buy gifts that are trendy and which are generally popular among people. For close loved ones buy what you think they will like, but if you have to give gifts for a larger group of people, something trendy and useful is a great idea. • Deals and coupons are your best friends during shopping in the holiday season. Another important tip is to make a shopping list and more importantly sticking to the list and your budget. There are a lot of great items available in stores during this season and impulse buys can wreck the holiday season budget. • Be smart in the fashion season. Try to make the best of what you have. This means spend some time thinking about what you want and what you can buy in your budget. Holiday season is amazing and smart shopping will make it extra special with some planning.