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How to Survive Holiday Shopping

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Gearing Up for Holiday Shopping?

So, you, your family, and/or friends have made a pact to go join the masses at your local shops to get the best holiday deals. Here are the 5 things you need to survive the store and meet your holiday shopping goals.

1. Stay Warm

Holiday shopping line

Here’s the scenario:

So that THING; that THING that your child MUST HAVE and will just perish without and has begged Santa for the last 2 years is on sale 50% at your local shop! Fantastic! Right? Maybe not. Remember, there’s 100 others who are in the same predicament. You consider your options:

A. Forget it! Santa will bring something else, or

B. Get there 24 hours in advance to wait in line… but it’s FREEZING out!

Here’s your solution:

Throw on a S.O.L. Heat Reflective Poncho! At a mere 2.7oz and made with a high-performance, 90% heat reflective material, this waterproof rain poncho keeps you dry and warm while you wait outside in those long lines.

2. Stay Awake

You’ve almost made it inside the store – Congratulations! Oh no… don’t do it!

YAAAAAWWWNNNN

Stay awake during these trying times with the Stanley® 44-oz. Classic Bottle (available at Cabela’s). This Stanley® vacuum bottle is an icon – plus it’s huge! The bottle is built to last and will keep your 44 ounces of coffee hot, thus keeping you awake for 24 hours of holiday shopping and giving you enough time to snatch up all those deals and cross everyone off your gift list!

3. Stay Together

Holiday shopping crowd

Between the roar of the crowd and the blaring, ‘maybe-too-early’ holiday music on repeat, these stores are a great place to lose your deal-hopping teammates. Yelling “Marco-Polo” isn’t going to work this season. Have you seen the deals?

So what do we suggest? S.O.L.’s SLIM Rescue Howler™ Whistle!

“A whistle?” you ask.

Yes! But not just any whistle; this whistle only weighs a few grams but packs a big punch. With its 100dB signal that is audible from over a mile away, you will never get separated from your team for long, and you’re guaranteed a spot at the front of the line!

4. Stay on Task

Get your game plan together! You and your squad need to synchronize your watches and get your game faces on in order to get your holiday shopping done before items sell out! We suggest the Garmin® Forerunner 235 GPS & HRM Watch (available at Dick’s Sporting Goods) to keep you on time to get the best deals!

Bonus features: You’re going to rack up thousands of steps this holiday season, and this watch will keep track of them for you with its Activity Tracker counting your daily steps, monitoring your pace, and tracking your heart rate. You’ll be the first one in line, every time!

5. Stay Dry

You’ve spent all that time and energy planning and shopping for the perfect gifts, and you get to your car, and IT DOESN’T ALL FIT! What?!?! That slipped your mind during the week of strategic planning. What now?

OH WAIT! Remember that blanket thing you bought at REI? That’s right, the Survive Outdoors Longer® All Season Blanket! This multi-purpose blanket is the perfect way to keep the rain and snow off your holiday deals! Bungee cord this blanket over those larger items to the top of your car utilizing this blanket’s metal grommets which have reinforced edges!

Best of Luck!

We hope you found this list helpful and inspiring as you make your game plan to survive the holidays. These items will help you stay warm, awake, together, and on task this holiday season. Happy shopping!

About the Author

Born and raised in the White Mountains of New Hampshire just down the street from the original Tender Corporation headquarters, Regan MacPherson has a little After Bite® running through her veins. She’s enjoying every day as Tender Corporations’ “Head Cat Herder” (aka National Sales Coordinator) and a #boymom to two. An avid outdoors enthusiast, she loves sharing her tips and tricks on how to survive the outdoors with the family and kiddos in tow!