Tips for a Successful and Stress-Free Holiday Season
With the holidays right around the corner, some of us have already started planning while others are dreading the season altogether. With the endless to-do lists; parties and performances; figuring out gifts for kids, partners, co-workers, teachers, friends, and extended family members—it’s enough to stress you out by Halloween! If only there was a one-stop shopping center where busy gift-givers could cross off every person on their list, save a little money, and maybe even do something nice for themselves too. (Hint, hint—there is one!)
This year, instead of stressing out, you really can make this holiday season the best one yet! Here are our tips on how to experience the holidays at Legends—all while knocking out that shopping list and having some fun while you’re at it!
Plan Your Mission
Don’t try to get everything done in one afternoon. Consider scheduling a couple day trips and really think about what you want to accomplish each day. Maybe it’s easier to dedicate a day of shopping to kids and family toys and gifts, then take another day to focus on the grown-up gifts. Make a list for each trip and be strategic about which stores you want to be sure to visit. LegendsShopping.com even has an awesome interactive map to help you hit up all the stores you need to shop at, so not even the school bus driver gets left off the list this year!
Don’t go at it alone. It’s always great to have another set of eyes on a gift you’re not sure about or someone to help you spot that perfect item for the hardest-to-shop-for loved ones. Plus, everything is more fun when you’re with a friend or significant other! Take your favorite cheerleader or accountability partner with you to keep the energy levels high. Enjoy coffee together in the morning, get some shopping done and then treat yourselves to a delicious lunch or dinner before heading to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The live music and festive lights will surely put you in the merriest of moods. Oh, and if that doesn’t do it—a visit (and picture) with Santa certainly will!
Divide & Conquer
Do you love shopping for home décor and accessories but can’t bring yourself to spend a day looking at teen graphic tees and skinny jeans? Maybe you have a flair for finding thoughtful necessities for your loved ones but stocking stuffers have you totally stumped. Sometimes, frankly, we overthink the gift-giving process. And sometimes, an amazing shopping center with more than 100 stores can get a bit overwhelming—especially when there are so many incredible sales happening on major weekends like Black Friday. Swap out lists with a friend or family member, make a day of it, and help each other out so you can cover more ground and take advantage of every deal.
Celebrate Your Victory
Whether or not you’ve checked your list twice, every Santa at heart deserves some TLC this busy holiday season! With more than 30 restaurants and food options at Legends, celebratory treats, eats and drinks are always just a few steps away! Another great idea to make the most of your magical shopping experience is to book a stay at one of the three hotels at Legends and turn your holiday shopping adventure into a staycation! With indoor pools and free continental breakfasts, what could be more relaxing and recharging for a marathon of gift-giving?
This year make it a goal to enjoy the experience (not to mention the low outlet prices) of shopping at a fun and festive holiday shopping destination. Bring your list to Legends Outlets and have a great time finding the perfect presents for the people you love!