As the 2 week countdown till Christmas begins,  there are some very organized souls who would have already bought, wrapped and placed their Christmas presents under the tree,  but there will always be the last-minuter who put off this annual task as long as possible!

If this sounds like you, then read on as we have some top tips to help you get through your shopping with the least amount of stress possible…

Step One: Complete a list

Make sure you prepare a list of names you need to shop for and any present ideas you may have. If no ideas spring to mind, their favorite store vouchers, alcohol (obviously adults only), money wallets (available in all good card shops) and jewellery always make nice gifts. Don’t forget to buy your Christmas cards as well!

Step Two: Prepare for your trip to Redland Market Village

The day before you plan to hit the shops at Redland Market Village, make sure you have a backpack (if you don’t want to be carrying hundreds of bags) and a bottle of water (so you stay hydrated) ready to take with you. Try to get a good night’s sleep so you feel revitalized and ready to take on the challenge ahead.

Step Three: Head to the shops solo

As lovely as it is to shop with a friend, you will be far more productive and be able to get your shopping done quicker if you can just whip round the stores you need to visit.

Step Four: Plan your route

Take a look at the Redland Market Village map and work out the quickest route to visit all stores you need and start shopping!

And our last top tip would be…don’t forget to mark an earlier Christmas shopping date in your 2015 calendar / diary 😉

Happy Shopping!

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