5 Insider Tips for Successful Holiday Shopping
Did you know online shoppers spent $4.45 billion on Black Friday and Thanksgiving last year? That’s a staggering statistic to think about. That can only mean the rest of us want…no, wait…the rest of us NEED that real-deal experience of marathon shopping among the masses to truly get into the holiday spirit. It’s a rite of passage for many of us, signaling the beginning of the season. It’s delightful madness as we attempt to find those one-of-a-kind gifts on our list. Let us help you get started with these 5 tips to make your holiday shopping a success:
1. Shop small!
Show your support for Small Business Saturday, November 26th and find great deals when you shop local! There are countless boutiques, retail and gift shops throughout Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County that are dressed up and waiting for you with great holiday deals.
2. Shop the mall!
CoolSprings Galleria is kicking off the holidays with #MakeBlackFridayYours. Set your alarm, you’ll want to be there at 6am. The first 500 shoppers get the goodie bags! Don’t stress, if you prefer to sleep in, there will be doorbusters and great deals throughout the day PLUS you can win surprise gift cards and great prizes by posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (accounts must be made public) with #MakeBlackFridayYours for your chance to win!
3. Shop Main Street!
You get the trifecta of deals when you shop Main Street: (1) You can support Small Business Saturday when you shop local on November 26th, (2) You’ll be mesmerized by the enchanting holiday atmosphere of America’s favorite Main Street and the holiday deals, wow! (3) You can ride the “Hop & Shop” Trolley for FREE! What’s that? Read on!
4. Hop & Shop Trolley!
No time for parking hassles when there’s some serious holiday shopping to be done. Free rides on the Hop and Shop’ Trolley start at The Factory at Franklin and head down Main Street, throughout the 16-block historic district on November 26th, December 3rd and 17th from 10am to 5pm. Before you hop, you’ll want to shop The Factory’s unique stores and enjoy a stroll through the Christmas Tree exhibition. Then find your seat on the trolley and make your way to Main Street. We’re giddy with excitement just thinking about it!
5. All of the above!
Finish that list and don’t forget to check it twice. We sure hope you’ll take our holiday advice!