Buying gift items or indulging yourself in shopping while you are travelling can be a great challenge at times. You either have limited choices or too many choices to select from and of course the right budget is also important. Many times it happens that you are not at all prepared to buy anything but eventually when you see something attractive and that’s where you start recollecting your friends and family members and think to whom to gift that lovely shawl? Or may be pretty coral colored lipstick for your girlfriend or your little sissy!
Here are 7 classic smart shopping tips while travelling which will make your shopping experience much easy and pleasant on your next trip.
1) Think of your budget.
Though we plan trips with great details, many of us always tend to forget to take out that trivial amount of money for buying gifts for our loved ones. Shopping for yourself and buying gifts are two different things. So I would always suggest keeping separate budgets for this and when it is needed you can do some plus and minus calculations.
2) Plan it well before.
Also make sure, you add this point in your checklist while you are going for a trip so that you can also do a bit search on what are the good items before you visit your destination. Which are the famous markets around, what are the choices you have? Is there any market which offers same products at lesser prices. For example if you go to malls in Mumbai, India; you will find very expensive stuff but if you got to markets like ALFA market you get all international brand items at much cheaper rates without hampering on quality. (more…)