It's the first of October, and it's time to start planning your holiday shopping so you don't get caught in the last minute shipping frenzy and delayed delivery nightmare again, like many had found themselves in last holiday season. So, here are some tips to help you get the best of holiday deals minus the holiday shopping stress.
Make a list and a plan as soon as possible, and start shopping in October or early November at the latest, especially if you're shopping online. There are two reasons for this. First, most online retailers start testing their Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals in October, so you will be getting the same (or nearly the same) deals you'll see later, on these two most frantic shopping days. Second, you won't have to bite your nails wondering if the gifts you ordered online would arrive in time for the holidays. All of the major shipping companies in the US (USPS, UPS, and FedEx) are still struggling to fill open positions and deliver packages in a timely manner. With the volume of packages increasing as the holidays get closer, shipping delays will only get worse.
Save Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping for self-gifting (e.g. getting that pair of boots for yourself that you've had your eye on for a while) instead of shopping for others. You won't have to stress about getting all of those gifts in only a couple days' time, and also, you won't have to deal with panic and plan changes when items sell out before you've had a chance to snag them.
Find out if the online retailers you're shopping from offer gift wrapping, hand written cards or gift tags that can be included with your gifts, and take advantage of those extras. This will save you some time later in the season, when you're busy with getting your home and family ready for the holidays. Also, consider having the gift shipped directly to the recipient if you don't live in the same general area and you can't deliver the gift in person.
Now that you're armed with holiday gift shopping savvy, make sure you sneak a peek at and take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free October special on Buckaroo Bling website. Buy any two pieces of jewelry or any two accessories, and get the third of equal or lesser value absolutely free. Discount will be taken automatically at checkout, and this deal expires on October 31st.