Bring the Fun and the Shopping Back Home!
By Donna Stark
There's a lot of shopping to be done in the upcoming weeks but there are also a lot of germs floating around too, so maybe you don't want to be heading into the stores right now. And if that's the case, don't worry. That doesn't mean the fun and the traditions you have shared with your loved ones in the past needs to stop. There is a germ-free way to involve everyone in the family and to buy everything you need just in time for those special days you are shopping for. Take a look at these fun ideas below.
Lists for Everyone
Does everyone in your family want to join in on the fun? Just as you would send each person their own way in the mall, you can do the same at home. Hand out the cellphones, laptops, and tablets, give each family member a list of gifts to shop for, and spend an evening together filling those online shopping carts. Make a game out of it by seeing who can find the best bargains. After all, shopping is all about the best deals you can score!
Caffeine and Sweets
Has your shopping tradition always included a coffee break? Guess what! You can easily recreate the coffee bar atmosphere at home! Make your favorite beverages before you sit down to do all your online shopping and create new memories for everyone involved! Just don't forget the sweet treats to nibble on too!
Breakfast at Home
Are you used to shopping all night and then hitting your favorite local restaurant for breakfast? Those plans may not be the same this year, but you can get pretty darn close to them on your own. Cook your favorite breakfast foods as a family and then get all your shopping done on a full stomach. And if you want to shop at night? Go ahead and have breakfast for dinner!
If you want to skip the shopping altogether and try something a little more personalized this year, how about making some handmade gifts for everyone on your list? From jewelry to art to picture books to baked goods, the options to give are endless! And the memories made will never be forgotten.
Shopping Safely From Home
There is no reason to place your health at risk just to get your holiday shopping done. Instead, try something new this year that will be just as fun and that can keep your old traditions alive! Your family will love it!
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