(BPT) - From shopping for gifts, planning holiday travel or parties and wrapping up work projects, the weeks leading up to the holidays can be full of activity. For those tackling their shopping list, finding the perfect gift for a special loved one may sometimes feel overwhelming. However, for savvy shoppers who leverage the following tried-and-true tips, holiday shopping can be stress-free, fun and convenient.
* Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There’s no better feeling than watching a loved one open your gift and knowing they’re going to love it. Take a step back and think about what the perfect gift looks like for everyone on your list. Whether that person values gifts that give back, hard-to-find fashion or tech toys, many retailers group gift ideas by personalities to help customers take the guesswork out of shopping in-store or online.
* Join a loyalty program. Being a rewards member at your favorite retailer allows you to not only get the perfect gift, but enjoy wonderful bonuses for yourself as well. For example, Nordstrom’s new Nordy Club combines everything you loved about the Nordstrom Rewards program with enhanced services and experiences. You can earn points faster to receive notes, which can be used like cash for purchases in-store, in the app or online. As a member, you also get "First to Shop" select brand and product launches, access to beauty and style workshops, free basic alterations, and can reserve online to try on in-store or use curbside pickup.
* Find shortcuts. During the holiday season, time is of the essence. From using convenient services like Buy Online Pick Up in Store, engaging with a salesperson to help find that perfect gift or locating the holiday gift-giving or gift-wrapping section at a store, look for ways to shave time off your shopping trips.