Online shopping is becoming for popular for some people. It is one way to get your holiday shopping done on your own schedule and avoid the crowds of the stores and malls. Crystal from MoneySavingMom had a recent post about Saving money on online orders.

When shopping online for the holidays it is important to determine when orders need to be placed in order for your items to be delivered in time. If you end up needing to pay rush and over night delivery costs, it may add a considerable amount to your orders.

As with shopping at stores, it is important to stick to your gift list and stay within your budget. When shopping online with your debit or credit cards it may be easy to overspend without realizing it.

Also, by shopping online you save by not having to spend money on gas to travel to various stores and you can avoid the crowds that will get worse the closer you get to the holidays. When shopping online, you can shop anytime so you can fit it into your schedule.

This is part of a series I am doing for DIY holiday ideas. Click Here for the other posts from the month.

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