Like it or not, Halloween marked the beginning of holiday shopping season. I went and bought holiday-scented soap, so now everyone in my house knows the holidays are coming because their hands smell like candy canes! I love the holidays, and I'm not sad that they seem to be two months long. I don't need an excuse to spend time with my friends and family, but I'll happily take the holidays as one. I love how busy everyone gets, and I love how cities dress themselves up in twinkling lights. One drawback is that I don't love shopping any time of the year… holidays included. I know I can't be the only one, so I collected my top 7 holiday shopping tips. Follow these, and stay sane, my friends! If these don't work, then pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and sit quietly by the fire. That'll do the trick.
-By Kathleen O'Malley