2020 has been a year like no other. In an effort to better understand how shoppers are preparing for the holidays this season and reacting to the impact of the Coronavirus, we asked women in our community to share their thoughts and experiences.
Half of all shoppers feel good about their personal/family finances. Approximately one-third are very/somewhat concerned.
There's a big change in planned holiday spending in 2020. 21% more people say they will spend less this year vs. last year.
Since my daughter was younger, I have been purchasing ?little things here and there? throughout the year. My favorite thing to save money is to always hit up the ?clearance? section. I have all of my children?s Christmas presents bought. Another idea that I got a few years back, is after Christmas, a lot of toys and etc get marked down. Since both of my children have birthdays in February and March, I also pick up gifts at this time as well. I grew up poor and my mom was always on assistance. I was embarrassed as a child about this. I have learned and adapted to overcome this for my own children.
i will be shopping mainly online. I do not feel comfortable shopping in the stores with all of the crowds. There is new data on corvid that states even if you are 12 feet from someone if you spend more than 15 minutes in their presence, be it 6 or 12 feet you can still get the virus. I may shop a few stores but it will be when the crowds are not as bad. I do wear a mask and gloves when I do go to any store. I have not been shopping in stores, only going to the grocery store about once a week. If I get sick, there is no one to help me or take care of me or my dogs. i will be buying only the things that I realy need, not wants. I need a new lawnmower, air purifier, and some dog food. I would like some of the footsie socks with rubber on the bottom and some new slippers. I do new a new landline phone and answering machine, cell phone case and not much else.
It will be very different! I will do 90% of my shopping online instead, due to everything going on these days.
Also I probably will also have less people to buy for because less people will be invited, and also less people will come.
so that will make it a little easier.
But it's still such a stressful time of year for money. Trying to make sure that you have enough gifts for everyone.
and especially my 16 year old son is always wanting expensive items lately 😬
But overall I love Christmas! 🎄
We are buying our son a hoverboard with Bluetooth and lights! Everyone else is getting gift cards because its just too hard to shop right now with our state being in the red now!?! Ugh 2020 has definitely been challenging!
I want a tandem, so my dad has been helping me find one.
This year I'm not going through all the hoopla of shopping online nor off line. Gift cards all around. With money being tight, this is the best solution for me anyway.
I'm buying the least possible that I can buy. I day that every year, and then I see something cute. lol
I've done most of my shopping already actually. I shop throughout the year.
a robot vacuum!
I'm going to try to do 75% or more shopping online to prevent exposure,this year.
I still plan shopping this year but spend less
Very different this year - much too unsafe to do much entertaining and traveling.