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Our Christmas shopping challenge will help you check off your list earlier than ever!

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We’re doing the shopping research for you!

Our weekly Christmas Shopping Challenge will help you check off your lists early! Each week we’ll have the best gift ideas for everyone you need to shop for this season, so you’ll be DONE shopping before the holiday craziness even begins! 🙌

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Yes… you heard that right! We’re starting Christmas shopping early! 🤩

We recently heard from tons of Hip readers that you all wanted the best gift ideas and you wanted them NOW! There’s no sense in waiting to cram in all your holiday shopping in one month, and we know just how stressful trying to “do it all” can make the holidays.

We’ve come up with a solution to make your shopping easier and more affordable than ever with our Christmas Shopping Challenge!

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What can you expect to see from our Christmas Shopping Challenge?

Every week from now until Black Friday, we’ll be posting a new and exciting gift guide. And, as they go live, those links will ALSO be added to this post, so be sure to bookmark this post to keep track of them and shop as they go live! 🤩

Each weekly post will be dedicated to someone on your list from teens to grandparents, coworkers to couples, book lovers, and MUCH MORE! The gifts we’re sourcing are guaranteed to be unique, affordable, and something you’ll feel good about gifting this year!

How amazing does it sound to check off your list one week at a time and be completely done by Black Friday?! 🤩

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Here are a few tips for our Christmas Gift Challenge…

  1. Create an overall budget. This will help you stay on track and stay within your means.
  2. Make a list of who you’re shopping for and group them by priority.
  3. Designate a specific budget for each person and how many gifts you plan to buy for them.
  4. Now, sit back and relax and wait for the perfect gift guide to hit our site so you can check off your list and score the best gifts…AT THE BEST PRICE!

Check back often for each new guide we share…

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Keep track of your gift lists with these FREE gift tracker apps:

Christmas Gift ListiOS | Android

Plan gifts, ideas, and preferences for each of your recipients, split group gifts, and keep track of all your budget needs. 

Christmas Gift List TrackeriOS | Android

This free app uses bar graphs to easily keep track of your purchases, gift lists, and budget. You can even compare previous years’ gift lists to avoid gifting the same gift twice.

Santa’s BagiOS | Website

Santa’s Bag helps you plan your Christmas shopping lists, manage your gift recipients, and keep track of what you’ve already purchased versus what you haven’t yet.

ElfsteriOS | Android | Website

This is the perfect app to use if you’re organizing a gift exchange. Plus, you can keep track of gifts and share your own wishlists with friends & family.

Chrismas Planner ProiOS

Sort and organize gift lists in multiple different ways, and keep track of your budget & the status of your gifts. And it’s all on lockdown with a password-protected account!

Or download our FREE printable to keep track of your gifts:

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Let us know in the comments who you’re shopping for this season and if you have any specific gifts you’re looking to buy!

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How else can you minimize your shopping this year?

If you’ve never heard of the 4 Gift Rule, this may be the year to start! It’s a genius way to simplify your shopping list, but still have every gift be meaningful and intentional. Bye, bye, frivolous shopping!

We also favor experiences over gifts. While tangible items are always nice, the memories from something you can do could never be replaced and will last a lifetime.

In the meantime, here’s how you can stay in the know all season long and maximize your savings… 

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1. Sign up for our emails for the hottest seasonal deals and gift guides.

Sign up for our free emails! You’ll be the first to receive updates on all the hottest deals of the season, gift guides, exclusive offers, and even giveaways!

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2. Join us on Telegram. 

Get alerted to all the HOTTEST deals FASTER! Telegram is the app you didn’t know you needed. It’s FREE and super easy to use! Join our new Hip2Save Telegram account to get notified right on your phone when the hottest deals, promo codes, legit freebies, and limited-time sales pop up!

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3. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram!

We share exclusive content over on our Instagram page, so it’s the best way to maximize your knowledge on the latest trends and deals you can score! Plus, Collin shares exclusive deals all year long and gets pretty personal during her early morning coffee shows which is something our followers look forward to daily! ☕️

We’re getting a head start on stocking stuffers, too!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 37

  1. hjohnathan

    Thanks for the help! 😊

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re most welcome! πŸ₯°πŸŽ„

  2. Tricia

    I start buying one gift per paycheck in June so by Christmas I am done and don’t break the bank.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Love this suggestion, Tricia! πŸ™Œ Thanks for sharing how you like to shop for Christmas gifts! ❀️

  3. sheilaann

    I already started in may lol…

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      πŸ˜† So awesome that you’ve already been scoring some Christmas gifts for the past few months! πŸ€—

  4. Holly

    I have used your website for years to shop early for Christmas! Thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, SO glad we’ve been able to help you score some great deals on gifts through the years, Holly! You’re most welcome! Thank YOU for the sweet comment and for being a valued reader. It sure means a lot. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™Œ

  5. tewsj

    I have the hardest time finding gifts for teenagers and preteens. I have 10 grandchildren and really need to stay on a budget. Any help with this would be super!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I totally understand.❀️ I have two teens and their grandparents and I find it to be a struggle too! Thanks for the request. I’ll be sure to pass this along to the team. πŸ™Œ In the meantime you can browse teen boy gifts here and gifts for teens here! We’ll have one for girls soon! πŸ’•πŸ€—

    • Kim

      One year my grandmother bought inexpensive teddy bears and made them bowties out of $20 bills. They were so cute, i will never forget it. I also look for stuffed animals after valentine’s day and easter, I know it’s too late for this year.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        What a cute gift idea, Kim! Thanks for sharing with us! πŸ€—β€οΈ

      • Judy

        I love this idea! I know I’m on the brink of getting them gift cards, but that’s so boring for me. I’m agonizing over the fact that I can’t buy toys! I’m thinking I may the oldest person who still gets a thrill out of toys πŸ™

      • VickiM

        Love this idea! You just solved my problem for next year. I have 11 nephews and nieces, and I try to do about $20 each.

        • Kim

          Vicki, I am glad you love the idea….it was also fun being on the receiving end!!!

  6. Cristine

    i made my own old-school Christmas Club bank account. Its a savings account with an automated deposit (i.e. $10 per week or whatever) from my checking account. I don’t even notice the small amount missing from my checking and then in November, when I see great sales and want to buy holiday gifts, I know I can pay for it from my Christmas Club. I love using it to buy gift card deals that I can turn around and use for holiday presents.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO smart!πŸ™Œ Thanks for the heads up on how you’ve saved for Christmas through the year! πŸŽ‰πŸ’• That does sound super easy and helpful!

  7. Raquel

    Love these great ideas, thank you! I have a spreadsheet in google docs to track who I buy for and what I get them. My problem is I’ll shop early and then I forget that I bought them something already (lol). I just add a tab to the spreadsheet every year. The trackers help a lot! Happy Shopping! πŸ™‚

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, Love that idea! And so cool that you shop early! You’re welcome, Raquel! πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

  8. acgold

    Thanks to Hip2Save I get all my shopping done extremely early for Chanukah and Christmas. I was done by April this year, even for the shelter. I keep track in my notes app on my phone. I even start to wrap over the summer. I love that we can enjoy the holidays with no pressure and take advantage of the sales you post from Oct.-Dec. to buy for donation to the shelter we support and treat ourselves. Thank you for all your hard work H2S team. You help us all year round to make people happy!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s amazing! You’re SO very welcome! Thank YOU for the super sweet feedback and for sharing how you’ve been able to shop the deals early each year! πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

  9. acgold

    PS! We live in an apartment in NYC so space is limited. I am dying for a gift closet instead of a medium box under our bed! I would be able to plan years in advance! LOL!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy you’ve still been able to create your own gift closet under the bed! ❀️

  10. JW

    Just got an email today from Bonne Maman jams that they have their advent calendars now in stock online. Know those have been a hit over the last few years. Makes a great gift! πŸŽ„

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOOHOO! Thanks so much for the heads up, JW! πŸŽ‰πŸ’—

  11. Sandra Collins

    You’ve always helped me with ideas for my grandkids. This year, I know one of my granddaughters is going to want skin care and beauty products. I’ve already started by buying makeup remover clothes from the QVC sale you posted. (She’s already confiscated the free bag of samples)

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Happy to hear that our posts have helped with ideas for your Grandkids, Sandra! Hoping you’re able to score some great deals with us again this year! πŸ€—πŸ’•

  12. lexisdeals

    I’ve used the Christmas gift list app for years now and I LOVE it!! I add ideas in throughout the year so I remember when I begin shopping, love being able to set a budget to stick to too! It’s great that it has an option to archive lists and read what you purchased for people in the past. Highly recommend.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! πŸ™Œ Thanks for the recommendation! Good to know it has been helpful through the years! β€οΈπŸ€—

  13. Pamela

    Thanks for doing this early and I decided to do my small Christmas shopping early to save my time & save the trip since I will be working more hours from now on until January!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Pamela! πŸ’— Very happy to hear how helpful this post is and that you’ve already knocked out some Christmas shopping! πŸŽ„

  14. Mary

    I accumulate and cash in all my points from my credit cards (Amazon, Capital One, etc.) at the end of the year and buy gift cards and gifts with them between November and December. I usually have close to $2k worth.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! What a great way to save through the year! πŸ€—β€οΈ Thanks for the tip on how you’ve been purchasing your gifts!

  15. ToriSC

    If I don’t have my shopping done by Black Friday, I panic. I never stop shopping – using some basic ideas of things they like/can use every year.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Such a great idea to try and have your shopping done early! Hoping you find all that you need by that time this year! πŸ’–πŸ™Œ

  16. frugal lady2

    I love this kind of post… thanks Hip2Save❀️

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, You’re so welcome! πŸ₯° Thank YOU for the super sweet feedback! Glad you’re loving it. πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

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