Holiday Shopping in September- 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Now

Customize Christmas gifts and cards this holiday with photos + text using easy Snapfish design tools

The holidays are a merry time but Christmas shopping can be stressful. As soon as August ends, Christmas shopping becomes the main focus. Holiday madness used to start immediately after Halloween and Black Friday, but savvy shoppers are now starting earlier. Christmas adverts appear on TV almost before the summer vacations are over, but shopping two months ahead of the main event seems like the most reasonable time to start. 

Early shopping for the holidays is such a great idea. It lightens the workload, and makes it easier on Santa when you start your Christmas shopping in September. Checking things off your holiday list now, has many benefits.

1. It Allows You to Plan Ahead

An average shopper spends over $100 on holiday gifts for their family and friends. For most people, Christmas shopping is a heavy hit on the budget but starting early and shopping smart helps you prepare and come up with a sensible plan. Determine how much you can spend on presents, divide the figure by the number of gifts you need to buy, and stick to the plan. You can even make an Excel spreadsheet to take things to another level and keep everything under control. This also lowers the chance of impulse buys and allows shopping off-season when there’s no crowd, queues, elbowing, nor panicking.

2. It Makes You a Better Gift-Giver

Planning ahead and having enough time will provide you with a chance to think your presents thoroughly and buy the ones your friends and family will actually like. Don’t overthink it, and opt for personalized Christmas gifts instead of off the shelf, shop-bought, presents since they make the perfect gifts, even for those hard-to-shop-for persons. With Snapfish, it is surprisingly quick & easy to create bespoke gifts for all your loved ones, leaving you with more time for other things that make Christmas presents so magical – wrapping them and writing personalized holiday greeting cards. Do all of this in September, and enjoy the holidays in December while everyone else is going crazy.

3. It Improves Your Mental Health

There’s nothing worse than last-minute holiday shopping, especially when everybody’s trying to do the same as you – to find the perfect Christmas gift that hasn’t been sold out yet. That’s why early shoppers say holiday shopping in September is so relaxing – you’ll have enough time for everything. You’ll spend less and you’ll feel the magic of Christmas much longer. You can write a shopping to-do list, set deadlines, and enjoy getting things done. Even Christmas shopping madness can count as self-improvement – all you have to do is to look at things from the right angle.

No matter which of the reasons listed above appeals to you the most, Christmas shopping in September is not as silly as it sounds. All it takes is a little planning and you can save tons of money and have some fun along the way. Start shopping now and prepare yourself for the most relaxing holidays ever.

4. Snapfish have some awesome new custom gifts!

Photo Prints

Gift these printed memories as is, or turn them into personalized Christmas gift tags. Whether you choose to send a few printed pictures inside your Christmas card, or go all out and print out all those camera phone pictures to frame or stick into an album, Snapfish has a wide range of photo printing products to choose from.

Print photos of your family pictures with Snapfish

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Drinkware + Homeware

Photo mugs are the perfect “go-to” Christmas gift and we have some awesome homeware gifts to pair them with. Our mugs come in a range of sizes and colors. You can print one picture or make a collage picture mug. We even offer a fun magic mug that only discloses the picture when hot liquid is added.

Create custom home decor with photos and text - and bring holiday to your home

New for 2021

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Re-usable Tote Bags

Customize tote bags with photos + text

Help them take care of the planet with a customized re-usable shopping tote. Perfect for carrying the groceries, for taking all their gifts home, or even for taking to the beach.

New for 2021

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Table, Wall + Home Décor

Home-owners and renters alike will love these decorative items for their home. Print these gifts using pictures of them, favorite landscapes or even just printed with their name and inspirational quote.

Decorate your walls with professional picture quality wall art

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Stocking Stuffers

Create fun Christmas stocking stuffers with Snapfish this holiday

Make them smile on Christmas morning when they see what Santa left them. They will wonder how Santa found the perfect photo to print onto these gorgeous custom holiday gifts and will re-live the holiday magic every time they use these heartfelt gifts throughout the year.

New for 2021

Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for more ideas

Finally – don’t forget to tell Santa where you live with a custom Yard Sign saying “Santa, Stop Here!”

Decorate outside your home with festive holiday decor like these fun photo yard signs

Need help crafting the Christmas card message? For more tips on how to create the perfect, custom Christmas greeting card,  read our blog.

What will you gift this holiday? Be sure to show it to us on social media! You can tag us with @snapfishus in your photos on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too. Check out the Snapfish site for even more new custom products your friends and family will love this holiday