While it may seem like you’re only just discreetly disposing of that leftover Halloween candy and starting to feel a little queasy about the looming logistics and culinary challenges of Thanksgiving (now under a week away), it should be noted that there are still other holiday-related necessities to worry about, namely gift shopping. Whether you got started on your shopping this summer (don’t you just hate people who are that organized?) or you’re last-minute maniac, we’re about to dive headlong into the annual fray. Are you prepared? Do you feel lucky?
According to retail experts, the hottest items this year, for both kids and adults, are often the same things. The legitimately young and the …er... young-at-heart are both competing for the latest gadgets and collectibles. For the gift-giver, this can be an expensive dilemma. It’s a sobering statistic, but evidently the average American will spend $710 on holiday presents this year. Once again, are you prepared?
What are the big items on your family’s wish list this year? More importantly, have you started shopping? What’s your strategy? Share your secrets in the comments section.