Tips for creating a gift cabinet
Have you always wanted to be one of those very composed people, one of those people who always have the perfect gift for every occasion? Well, idyllic giving is no coincidence. It comes from strategic and carefully organized planning. With a few pointers, you can put together a pantry of gifts to make sure you are prepared for whatever event life has to offer.
Never show up empty-handed
Cue the gift cabinet. A gift cabinet is a closet or room full of goodies that is perfect for any occasion. Have you been invited to a spontaneous housewarming ceremony? Did your child forget to tell you about an upcoming birthday party? Or has a friend just got engaged? Finding a last minute gift can turn into a multiple store fiasco. But it doesn’t have to be that stressful. With a gift cabinet, there will never be a full-minute last-minute panic buying pre-event again. You save a lot of money and time with a well-stocked gift cabinet.
Is it impersonal?
Some of you may think that a gift cabinet takes the feeling of giving, but that’s not true at all! You can schedule specific items for specific people and make sure you only pick gifts that you are proud of. That way, you will be more than prepared for a special event. Not many things make you feel like you have your life together other than a gift cabinet.
Temperatures are rising fast and do you know what that means? So are the prices for bikinis, inflatable pools, and coolers! Price fluctuations are not a coincidence. Stores know exactly when to raise prices in anticipation of poorly planned shopping habits from avid shoppers. There’s a reason wedding favors in summer or gloves in winter never go on sale. So make sure you never buy seasonal items during the high season. Get your wrapping paper in July and your pool will swim in winter to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
Don’t miss out on holiday sales. Holiday weekends like Memorial Day, Black Friday, Super Saturday, July 4th, and Labor Day are a predictable way to find heavily discounted prices on many products. Most stores use these holiday weekends as an opportunity to tag items that they would not ordinarily have for sale. However, these sales come as no surprise to the average shopper. Businesses ensure Holiday Sales is featured on commercials, billboards, and in customer email inboxes. Getting the hottest items of the season before the selling vultures go through it all might require a dreaded Thanksgiving Mall stake out or a dawn finish run. In no way does this warning mean that these sales are not worth the effort. But it does say you should be ready to make an effort to get the best deals. A trash can may be dug or there may be minor scuffle. The holiday sale is an unpredictable area.
If you’re not a big fan of the trash digging, discount sites like Rebaid.com might be a little faster. Rebaid is for the calm, cool, and collected shopper. The shopper who likes to check off their list from home. Or as the song by Bruno Mars says: «While I’m drinking wine, in a robe.» Sites like Rebaid let you buy products from Amazon, Etsy, and Walmart at prices well below retail prices. You can buy almost anything from Rebaid, with options ranging from a vegetable chopper to kids’ clothing to power tools. Simply select an item, buy it, enter your order number and receive a discount check in the mail. You can even use an Amazon gift card to pay for your items and still redeem your discount and get cash. The platform offers users an additional $ 10 when they sign up a friend who makes an eligible purchase. That $ 10 can be used for the gift cabinet or even a personal gift. Who doesn’t love free money?
Buy for others what you buy for you.
Have you recently found a perfect product? Maybe it was a first-class loofah, a super cozy, soft blanket or an artistic masterpiece of a plate? That might be exciting to hear, but you should buy ten. The hardest part of shopping for gifts is finding things you love, then keeping the gifts to yourself and completely losing sight of your mission. So learn to positively channel that distraction by shopping for others while shopping for yourself. If you love something, other people probably will too. Have you recently bought yourself a cozy and comfortable pair of slippers? Do you have a cousin who might love these bed slippers too? Buy four pairs. Do you have a bottle of wine that you love? Buy one suitcase at a time. Many stores and websites offer discounts for buying multiples. So why not take advantage of these discounts? Shopping for yourself is easy. So imagine you are shopping for yourself even when you are not.
Shop in bulk.
As one of America’s greatest inventions that only computers can compete with, we have the buy-in-bulk business. Many stores have adjusted to helping the bulk buyer. There are member-based bulk stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club that sell everything from patio chairs to olive oil to sweatshirts. Then there are other bulk stores like Boxed that offer a similar service with no membership requirements. These stores are great for functional gifts. For a wider variety of items there are sites like Alibaba, as long as you don’t mind waiting a couple of weeks for delivery. These stores allow shoppers to buy in bulk at wholesale prices. The oriental trading company is ideal for handicrafts, DIY and personalized gifts – think of hats with sewn names or first bags. These stores usually also offer a wide range of children’s gifts. You can buy blocks, activity sets, and all kinds of games and equipment in bulk. Purchasing in bulk generally gives customers the benefit of wholesale pricing as well as the added ease of having your home fully stocked.
Shop offers of the day.
Use the daily turnover. If you or you don’t have a top tier membership, be sure to grab the Amazon Deal of the Day. Every day Amazon has a unique offer that is well below the original price for its customers. Make a note on your calendar to remember to look for the day’s deal. To find the deal of the day on the website, simply enter the deal of the day in your Amazon search bar. Several discounted items are displayed on the website. Depending on which vacation is approaching, there is also a section for articles on vacation. In a section “Father’s Day Finds” you will find offers for boxing gloves, massage guns or sunglasses, for example. Don’t miss a lot for not paying attention. Buy the deals of the day!
Shop with databases on your side.
Make sure you get the best price on all purchases by installing the Honey and Invisible Hand browser extensions for Chrome. When you find a really standout gift but it’s full price, these chrome extensions work to find better prices. Honey can apply promo codes from a huge promo code database and make some cash for you. The invisible hand scours the internet making sure the same item isn’t listed on another website or store for a cheaper price. The Honey browser will notify you of promo codes that work on websites you are already using. If a coupon code is available, Honey will find it for you. If you have an item in your shopping cart in one location and it is available in another location for a 20% discount, the invisible hand will find the product and pass the savings on to you. These two enhancements can save you a lot of time and money when shopping for gifts.