What type of Christmas shopper are you?
And so it begins. The supermarket aisles are proudly boasting mince pies and tinsel alongside the usual fare, a veritable winter wonderland has sprung up in your local department store and somehow your calendar for December is looking surprisingly full already.
The moment September slid into October also heralded the first tongue-in-cheek references to those organised folk among us who probably have quietly finished all their Christmas shopping already - and, yes, they’ve probably wrapped everything as well. It got us thinking about the many different ways people go about preparing for December 25.
Here’s our highly unscientific guide to the different types of Christmas shopper - we’d love for you to tell us which best describes you...
The crystal ball shopper: It’s like they have read your mind. And the minds of everybody else assembled around the tree. They have been tuned in to every mention you’ve made of things you like throughout the year and bought the spot-on, perfect gift. How do they do it?
The giver of receipts: They always buy clothes and, filled with doubt about the purchases they’ve made, this buyer then brandishes the receipt before you have had a chance to slip off the wrapping paper. Perhaps it’s a little more deliberate than that - the giving and receiving of receipts is an annual ritual for your family. January is then spent happily returning items and cashing in on the sales.
The internet guru: Battle with the crowds on the High Street? Pah! This shopper sees no reason to leave the comfort of their desk and everything is purchased online and delivered to the door without the slightest rising of blood pressure.
The panic buyer: Red-faced, dashing around snatching up any items that will vaguely do the week before Christmas - sound familiar? (If this sounds like you, don’t panic - you can order with us up until lunchtime on 20 December giving you ample time to leave it to the last minute).
The grazer: Christmas shopping doesn’t bother you. You’ll do a little bit on your lunch break, make a few online purchases online in front of the TV and do the rest at a funky artisan market while you sip hot chocolate with a festive glow.
The organised ones: Briefly touched on already, this super shopper had a sharp eye on what to buy over the summer and everything is purchased before the slightest hint of autumn hits the air.
The craft genius: This shopper likes the personal touch - find them in the kitchen knocking up some jam or knitting woollen items to be hand-finished with each recipient’s name sewn on.
Whatever approach you prefer, find the perfect gift at Posterhaste.com - gain extra brownie points with your gift buying skills as each design is fully personalised by you.