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How to Manage the Holiday Stress & Actually Enjoy the Season

A quick guide on managing the holiday stress along with our top recommendations on some of the top Christmas gifting ideas this Holiday 2022.

The holiday season is the perfect time to show those you care about how special they are to you. Shopping during the holidays is a happy time because it's a great way to find special gifts for the people you love and show appreciation for them. It's also a great time to take advantage of sales, discounts, and special offers.

Best of all, it's a great way to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the festive atmosphere that comes with it!

But for many people, the holidays can also be one of the stressful times of the year. This is because all the merriment often comes with a long list of to-dos - decorating, shopping, baking, cooking, planning, and attending parties.

The holiday season often puts a lot of pressure on ensuring everything is perfect and that it's a joyous time for the people that are special to us. This can be overwhelming and lead to a lot of stress. However, finding ways to manage stress during the holidays, such as setting realistic goals, making time for rest and relaxation, and asking for help from family and professional experts, can help reduce the stress associated with this time of year.

Here are our top six recommendations for managing stress when shopping for gifts and enjoying the holiday season.

  1. Make a list, and stick to it.

Before you start shopping, list all the people you need to buy gifts for, set a budget for each, and stick to it. It's easy to get carried away with holiday shopping, so make sure you know how much you can afford to spend before you start. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.

2. Shop early.

3. Shop on U.S. online stores.

4. Take advantage of online sales.

5. Get some professional help with your U.S. shopping.

6. Have fun!

There are a variety of gifts to consider this year, including gadgets, electronics, jewelry, home decor, clothing, and more. What are the most popular Christmas gifts in 2022? And where can you find them?

To find unique and vintage gifts online, we recommend checking out U.S. shopping sites like eBay, Etsy, Mercari, and Poshmark.

Looking for the best deals on gadgets and electronics? Here are some of the top online U.S. sites offering Apple product discounts.

Save $500 on Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro M1 Chip online at B&H Photo. It's one of the best MacBook Pros to be released in recent years, and it currently has $500 off. Don't get us wrong, it's still a considerable sum, but if you've been looking for an elite laptop, this is a great deal.

Save $200 on MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip at Best Buy. Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with the 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.

Save $100.00 on Apple 12.9" iPad Pro M2 Chip at B&H Photo. The silver Apple 12.9" iPad Pro features performance that is supercharged by Apple's M2 8-Core chip with a 10-Core GPU and a 16-Core Neural Engine, a Liquid Retina XDR display, Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage.

Save $90.00 on Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Air at Target. The Magic Keyboard is the perfect companion for iPad Pro and iPad Air. Now available in two colors, it features a comfortable, responsive typing experience, a trackpad that opens up new ways to work, a USB-C port for charging, backlit keys, and front and back protection. With a floating cantilever design, iPad attaches magnetically and allows you to smoothly adjust to the perfect viewing angle.

Save $100.00 on Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi (2021, 6th Generation) at Target. The new iPad mini. Featuring an all-screen design with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display.¹ Powerful A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage. USB-C connectivity. And ultrafast wireless. Take notes, mark up documents, or capture your biggest ideas with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) that attaches magnetically and charges wirelessly.

Save $120.00 on Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS) at Target. The largest, most advanced Always-on Retina display yet makes everything you do with your Apple Watch Series 7 bigger and better. Series 7 is the most durable Apple Watch ever built, with an even more crack-resistant front crystal. Advanced features let you measure your blood oxygen level,¹ take an ECG anytime,2²and access mindfulness and sleep tracking apps. You can also track dozens of workouts, including new tai chi and pilates.

Looking for the latest and top high-end handbag brands? on gadgets and electronics? Here are some of the top online U.S. sites for iconic brands in high-end handbags.

Celebrate the magic of the Holiday Season through exceptional gifts, selected for you among the different universes of the House. Shop the Official DIOR U.S. Website

Explore the collection - backpacks, briefcases, crossbodies, hand carry, totes and weekender. Rimowa offers high-quality luggage, suitcases and bags, iconic design that never goes out of style. Defined by its use of premium materials and distinctive design cues, the RIMOWA Never Still collection draws upon a rich history of rethinking the look and feel of travel. The result is a selection of mobility essentials that are engineered to meet the needs of the contemporary traveler. Shop the Official Rimowa U.S. Website

Tiffany & Co leather bags and accessories define casual luxury at its best. From sleek handbags to functional wallets and organizers, these elevated essentials are crafted in sumptuous Italian leather to last a lifetime. Shop the Official Tiffany & Co U.S. Website

Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Since 1837, Hermès has remained faithful to its artisanal model and its humanist values. The freedom to create, the constant quest for beautiful materials, and the transmission of exceptional know-how – which enable the creation of useful, and elegant objects which stand the test of time – forge the uniqueness of Hermès. Shop the Official Hermes U.S. Website.

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. The House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Shop the Official Gucci Website.

Prada presents the new Holiday collection, discover all the designs online. Discover online the exclusive Prada collection designed for the holidays. Shop the Official Prada U.S. Website

But, remember, whatever you choose to do, there are plenty of ways to have fun during the Holidays!


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