Christmas Shopping in September: 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Planning Today

Christmas Shopping in September: 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Planning Today
7×5″ Flat Card set “Painted Frame Christmas”, “Joy Botanicals”, “Bold Christmas”

The Christmas holidays are a merry time but Christmas shopping itself can be super stressful! As soon as August ends, Christmas shopping becomes the main focus. Christmas madness used to start immediately after Halloween, but savvy shoppers are now starting their Christmas shopping even earlier. With Christmas TV adverts starting and stores putting up their festive displays almost before the summer holidays are over, planning your gift shopping months ahead of the actual event is a good tip for being ready to catch all those early Christmas deals and making your life a whole lot easier!

Early shopping for the Christmas holidays is such a great idea. By creating a checklist and starting to tick things off your list when you start your Christmas shopping in September. you can reduce Xmas panic levels, focus on your budget, and it makes it easier for Santa!

1. It Allows You To Plan Ahead And Save Money

Research conducted by Snapfish shows the average British household spends about £548 on Christmas gifts each year. Understandably, for some people, this level of Christmas spending can be a drain on their bank account, but when you start Xmas shopping preparations early and shop within a budget, it’s easier to stay on top of things. Just work out how much you can afford to spend on gifts and entertainment, divide your gifting budget by the number of gifts you need to buy, and stick to the plan. This reduces the chance of impulse purchases, and by starting your shopping pre-season, there are likely to be fewer panic buyers and crowds, to raise your blood pressure unnecessarily.

2. It Makes You A More Thoughtful Gift-Giver

When you plan your Christmas shopping list ahead, you give yourself more time to think about your presents, and are more likely to buy gifts your friends and family might need or want. Instead of buying off the shelf presents from the local store that your loved ones might re-gift or send onto the charity shop, why not create personalised Christmas gifts that are likely to be kept and treasured? With Snapfish, it is surprisingly quick & easy to create bespoke gifts for all your loved ones, so you can enjoy the magic of the festive season – such as gift-wrapping, and writing personalised Xmas greeting cards when everyone else is still out there in those crowded shopping centres.

3. It Improves Your Mental Health And Christmas Spirit

Last-minute Xmas shopping is not one of the “joys of Christmas”, especially when you are trying to find the perfect Christmas gift. It might take a bit of early planning to start your Christmas shopping in September, but you can save loads of money and have fun creating gifts your loved ones will truly appreciate. Start your Christmas shopping now, and enjoy ticking those gift purchases off your list as you create unique gifts full of heart-felt sentiment on Snapfish for all your loved ones now.

4. Snapfish Have Some Awesome New Custom Gifts!

Photo Prints

Gift these printed memories as is, or turn them into personalised 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.

New for 2022

Home Décor

Create Custom Home Décor
Glass Photo Block, Round Stone Coaster, Wood Block Photo Prints

Snapfish has launched so many cool customisable home decor gifts this year, Check them out and add them to your Christmas List!

Round Stone Coaster | Framed Photo Tiles | Framed Prints | Photo Board Prints | Aluminium Prints | Glass Photo Block | Wood Block Photo Prints | Photo Tiles | Photo Blankets | Plant Pot

Fun Gifts

Create Custom Fun Gifts
Photo Memory Game, Mini Square Prints and Magnets, Button Badge Keyring “Best Grandpa”, Heart Magnets

Snapfish has a wide range of fun gifts for under the Xmas tree or even in the Christmas stocking. Check them out! Photo Memory Game | Mini Square Prints and Magnets | Button Badge Keyring | Photo Jigsaw Puzzles | Button Badge Magnets | Button Pin Badges | Rectangle Slimline Keyring | Heart Magnets

Drinkware + Accessories

Create Custom Drinkware + Accessories
Photo Mug “Mum Lettering”

Drink to Santa’s health with these new for 2022 drinkware gifts! Orange Coffee Mug 11oz | Light Green Coffee Mug 11oz | Light Blue Coffee Mug 11oz | Purple Coffee Mug 11oz | Bottle Opener

Photo Books

Create Custom Photo Books
11×8″ Linen Photo Book LOVE

You’ll love what we have done with our photo book range this year! Check out the new members to our book club: 11×8″ Linen Photo Book LOVE | 11×8″ Linen Photo Book 2021 (2022 coming soon!) | 14×11″ Photo Book

Phone Cases

Create Custom Phone Cases
Galaxy S21 Phone Case, iPhone 13 case

Dial “S” for Santa and ask him to gift you one of our new phone case covers with your next phone upgrade! iPhone 12 Phone Case | iPhone 13 case (iPhone 14 cover coming soon) | Galaxy S21 Phone Case


Create Custom Ornaments
Hexagon Glass Ornament, Square Glass Ornament,
Personalised Bauble “Snowy Windowpane”

Who doesn’t love decorating the tree! Create family traditions and new heirlooms with these new personalised tree decorations. Hexagon Glass Ornament | Square Glass Ornament | Personalised Bauble

Don’t forget to create your 2022 Christmas cards too. Need help crafting the Christmas card sentiment? For more tips on how to create the perfect, custom Christmas greeting card and message within, check out our blog.

Brighten Up Your Home & Walls With Fresh Canvas Print Designs

Snapfish + Macmillan are working in partnership to raise vital funds. For every greeting card or flat card set sold, Macmillan receive up to 15p.

What did you create on Snapfish? Share it with us on social media! You can tag us with @snapfishuk in your photos on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube , Twitter and Pinterest, too. We love seeing what you create.

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