How to survive Xmas shopping
Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re yet to tackle the whole gift shopping thing (our condolences), then it’s best that you plan ahead and go in prepared.
You’re basically walking into battle. You need to be fit and agile enough to dodge all of the prams and trolleys taking over the shops. You need to be quick enough to grab that last Transformer’s figurine that your son is dying for. And most of all, you need to be able to endure hours and hours (and kilometres) of walking around and shopping.
So here are our tips for surviving Christmas shopping:
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVIVAL TIP #1: FOOT COMFORT FIRST
You wouldn’t exercise in heels, so why spend hours walking around in anything less than comfortable? Opt for sneakers or flats that give your feet support and that you’ve already worn in. It’s also not a bad idea to give your feet extra cushioning if they’re feeling a little weary later on in the day. Pop some Scholl Gel Arch Supports in your handbag and whip them out to put in your shoes when your feet are feeling tired and achy. The adjustable gel arch provides relief from those aches and pains caused from standing around for too long, and they’ve been designed to allow your toes to move freely.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVIVAL TIP #2: STAY REFRESHED
You know how when you’re feeling hot and sweaty all you want to do is jump into an icy pool? Well, you can’t do that in a shopping centre, but you can give yourself an instant hit of energy by refreshing your skin. Spritz a bit of Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist on your face to help rehydrate your skin and invigorate your senses.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVIVAL TIP #3: RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES
Thanks to the wonder that is the smartphone, we now all have the internet at the tips of our fingers. Literally. So if you plan on researching as you shop, your battery life is going to drain pretty quickly and you’re at risk of a phone that’s dead as a doornail. Carry a super-smart Hustle Bag in your handbag, and you won’t have to worry about battery loss. The bag can power any smartphone and ensure you’ve always got battery power. Huzzah!
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVIVAL TIP #4: SMELL FRESH
By now you should know that Australian summers are hot and sticky, and that sometimes shopping centre air cons don’t work the best, so it’s a good idea to keep some deodorant in your bag for when you feel like you’re not smelling so great. Rexona Crystal Pure Silver helps protect against wetness and odour while leaving you smelling and feeling fresh.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVIVAL TIP #5: STAY HYDRATED
A hydrated body is an energised body. Plus, it’s important for your overall health to drink at least two litres of water a day. Carry around a bottle with to ensure you always have water nearby. A bottle like the Vie Active Life Water Bottle is perfect – the built-in straw makes drinking as effortless as ever, while the clip means it can hook onto your bag (or a pram!).
What are your tips for surviving Christmas shopping? What’s the longest amount of time you’ve spent Christmas shopping?
Hustle Bag, from $199, www.hustlebag.com
Vie Active Life Water Bottle, $18, www.vieactivewear.com