The holidays are almost over, and you have yet to do any serious shopping. Maybe it’s just a few days until a holiday party where you’re expected to exchange gifts. Perhaps the deadline for mailing gifts and having them show up on time has almost arrived. Don’t fret! You have some easy options for getting those last minute holiday plans in your Glendale apartment accomplished.
Braving the malls around Phoenix is one way to get some great holiday deals, but they’re often chaotic and stripped bare by the time last-minute shoppers arrive to buy their gifts. One option you have for getting great holiday deals is from small, local businesses that might only have a single location.
Not only will you help the local Glendale economy with your purchases, but you might be able to find some seriously amazing deals by choosing to shop at very small establishments. Store owners want to compete with large businesses, so they offer excellent deals for merchandise. You can also avoid a number of hectic holiday traffic by shopping at small businesses.
There are even deals to be had when you conduct some brief online research on local businesses near your apartment in Glendale. If you find their websites, you might find some discounts or printable coupons. Deal websites like Groupon, Valpak, and LivingSocial also run terrific holiday deals for local merchants.
Celebrate Without Gifts This Season
Gift giving during the holidays is a tradition for millions of families around the world, and the tradition crosses social and religious boundaries. One tradition of the holiday season upon which nearly everyone can agree is that the season is an important time to get together with family and friends.
If you’re running short on time or money to give gifts, all it might take is meeting a friend for coffee to say, “hello,” or arranging a small weeknight gathering with some friends you don’t often see during the year. Even if you can only get together with a few of your family members or friends, that gathering should mean you have to accomplish a little less shopping.
The holiday season is often filled with activities, so you might fare best by arranging a brief get-together at lunchtime at a local bistro or on a weeknight (early, if your friends have kids!). Getting plans settled early in the month is best, but there’s a good chance you can get some friends over for some appetizers and socialization, even if it’s at the last minute.
Your friends will appreciate seeing you and catching up with you much more than they would want a gift card or other impersonal gift.
Donate Money to Charity in a Friend’s Name
Choosing the “perfect” gift can become a time-consuming exercise, particularly if you have a lot of gifts to buy, or you have someone who already seems to have everything he or she could want. An excellent way to spread holiday cheer is to make a donation to a charity in honor of a friend or in a friend’s name.
You can get creative with the charity you choose and find one that might personally appeal to a friend, or you can choose one of your own, favorite charities that could benefit from a holiday donation. Your friend or family member will certainly appreciate the thought that went into this special gift.
Enjoy a New Life at Olive Tree in Glendale
Is it time to move to Glendale? Do you want access to a fitness center, a pool, and a spacious and amenity-rich apartment home? We invite you to visit the Olive Tree Apartments of Glendale, where you’ll be able to choose from many options for your new apartment home. Get in touch with us today to set up a tour, and we’ll show you around your future apartment home.