It's the most wonderful time of the year....and also the most stressful. It can be hard to figure out how you want to decorate your house, and what gifts you need to get. However, don't stress! Everyone thinks the same things around Christmas, especially while shopping.

While Christmas shopping, you can feel indecisive, excited, nervous, and merry! As all of these emotions mix around in your head, it can make shopping a very interesting experience.

We have come up with a list of thoughts that are very common to have while shopping this time of year!

  • 1

    Did I get all the gifts I needed?

    Making sure everyone on your list is covered can be overwhelming.

    A good tip to avoid stress is to carry a list of names and gifts with you to the mall. Whether it's on a piece of paper or on your smartphone, it's always good to make a list and check it twice.

  • 2

    Can I afford this?

    Budgeting this time of year is key. Checking your bank account before venturing to the mall is always important.

    If you know how much you can spend, then the experience you have while shopping will be more enjoyable! Make sure to keep prices in mind, and don't spend more than what is in your bank account (although it's tempting).

  • 3

    Will the person I'm with know I'm getting this gift for them?

    Shopping with friends is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. However, things can get tricky when you bring a friend along and you want to get gifts for them that day.

    To avoid an awkward reveal, tell your friend that you want to split off for a bit. You can let them know you are getting something for them, but just don't let them follow you to the store. They can also take this time apart to get something sweet for you!

  • 4

    This mall is huge!

    One of the most exciting and intimidating parts of holiday shopping in pulling up to the mall.

    The Hamilton Mall is pretty big, and it can be overwhelming at first. Once you realize that the bigger the mall is, the more variety you will get, then it becomes fun! You can also map out in advance which stores you want to check out before you arrive.

  • 5

    I'm hungry.

  • 6

    Does this mall have everything I need to get?

    Looking up the stores at the Hamilton Mall beforehand is a great way to make sure you will be able to get everything for everybody!

    Even if you don't look before you go, the Hamilton Mall has a lot of stores to shop at. Between Macy's and American Eagle Outfitters, there is a bound to be a store for everybody!

  • 7

    I hope there is good customer service.

    Luckily at the Hamilton Mall, customer service is great!

    Sales associates at every store do their very best to make sure you are satisfied with your purchases. From start to finish, everyone at the mall is there is help make sure your holiday shopping goes as smoothly as possible.

  • 8

    I hope this doesn't take too long.

    The unfortunate part of shopping during the Christmas season is that the lines can be a bit lengthy. The cashiers at each store can only work so fast.

    To be time efficient, make sure you know what you want when you enter each store. Once you have everything, get in line as quickly as you can (without hurting anyone, of course). To keep yourself occupied in line, chat with friends and read over your list. Use this opportunity to make sure you're getting everything you need.

    TIP: The Hamilton Mall has extended hours through the holiday season! This way you can shop when it's most convenient for YOU!

  • 9

    I wonder what all the deals are on products in this mall.

    To find deals at the Hamilton Mall for holiday shopping, check out their store sales before you go!

    That way, you can map out your pricing and what stores you want to make sure you get to that day.

  • 10

    I hope my loved ones like their gifts!

    Regardless of what you get your loved ones for the holidays, all that matters is that you show how much you appreciate them.

    Material items come and go, but the best part about getting gifts for your loved ones at the mall is the experience of holiday shopping for the important people in your life.

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