Five Delicious Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early

November 14 2023 – Dawn Chapman

5 Delicious Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early
5 Delicious Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early

If you're like most people, you put off holiday gift shopping until the very last minute. Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming. Especially when shopping for teens! Unfortunately, procrastination around the holidays just ups the stress meter. Trust me, if you really want to “sleigh” holiday shopping this year, a head start can make all the difference!

Savour Stress-Free Shopping

Starting your holiday shopping early means you can avoid the hectic, last-minute rush at crowded stores. Stroll through the aisles with a holiday latte in hand, find the perfect gifts, and enjoy a stress-free shopping experience - no more waiting in long lines or scrambling for items in a picked-over store.

Secure Seasonal Savings

Early bird shoppers get the worm or, in this case, the best deals. Retailers often offer early-bird discounts and promotions, allowing you to save money on your purchases. This means you’ll have more $$ to spend on those quality ingredients for your holiday feast, perhaps some, local hand-crafted chocolates, premium coffee beans, or a celebratory bottle of champagne.

Bake with Love

The holidays are the perfect time for baking and sharing sweet treats with family and friends. Starting your shopping early allows you to gather all the ingredients and gadgets you need for your holiday baking adventures. Freshly baked cookies, pies, fudge, and other homemade delights are the best way to show your love. Buy some seasonal tins or pretty boxes at the Dollar Store and personalize them with some homemade tags.

Looking for a recipe that’s a crowd-pleaser?  Christmas Cracker Candy (also known as Holiday Crack) packs the wow factor you're looking for! With only 4 ingredients, saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips, we’ve yet to meet someone who can resist it. 

Satisfy Your Tastebuds

One of the more delightful aspects of early holiday shopping is the extra time you have to gather those gourmet treats and delicious goodies that make the holidays special. Think cheese & charcuterie, festive favourites like Turkish delight, exotic spices, and fine wines (that also make for perfect gifts). While family favourites are a must, explore new and unique, local culinary delights too.

Lazy Daisy’s bake-at-home holiday selection of buttermilk biscuits is one of Santa’s favourite snacks! Home-baked Rosemary & Cheddar biscuits will fill your home with the smell of Christmas. Be sure to stock up on whether celebrating at home, up north or with friends. They are without exception the perfect addition to your holiday feast, Christmas Day brunch or post-sledding treat!

Meet Shipping Deadlines

If you have loved ones who live far away, starting your holiday shopping early provides you with the time needed to arrange shipping or hand-delivery. You can also take your time to beautifully wrap your gifts, making them even more special.

Online shopping lets you send loved ones their gifts directly with no hassle at the post office. Handmade with love, Lazy Daisy Bake-at-Home Buttermilk Biscuits, homemade jam and other delectable goodies are also available online. Send some holiday cheer to family, friends, your neighbour, teacher or dog walker!

Support Local This Holiday Season With Lazy Daisy’s!

Whether you have time to shop ahead, or if you end up needing a last-minute gift, Lazy Daisy’s Cafe has you covered. We have a great selection of unique gifts available both in-store at our Toronto Cafe and online for your convenience. 

These gifts include a variety of locally sourced goodies and Lazy Daisy’s merchandise including bake-at-home buttermilk biscuits, ceramic mugs, camp cups, travel mugs, tote bags, t-shirts, baby items and more. We also offer gift cards so you can give the gift of a delicious meal to your loved ones and friends!