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A Procrastinator’s Guide To One Stop Christmas Shopping


There’s no time to procrastinate.

With what feels like moments to go until Christmas Day, I am weighing how busy I am with all of the additional things I need to get done to make it a Christmas to remember. 

In the past, this time of year I would feel a bit overwhelmed and then would procrastinate and have a frantic last minute sprint to get it all done.  Just the thought of having to go to the shopping centre, the grocery store, the green grocer, the carpark and the traffic makes me want to deal with it tomorrow. 

Yep, world class procrastinating!

The price? Not only over spending in the last minute rush but the real cost is not really enjoying Christmas Day due to being exhausted.  Not only do you pay the price but your loved ones do too.

Never fear!  Let me share a page from my procrastinator’s guide to a fabulous Christmas. 

Multi task!

Note all that needs to be done.  Then see how you can multi task by making it one or two activities and take back control.

Let me make it even easier.

If one of the items on your list is to buy fresh seafood, salad veggies and or poultry for Christmas then finalise all of your activities in one visit to the Market.  Not only will you find the freshest foods, fruit, flowers, veggies and herbs you will find inspired gifts at all price points, practical gifts for the holiday season and bag a bargain all in one location. 

Paddy's market
Paddys Markets in Sydney, Australia, specialises in the sale of fruit, vegetables, fish, clothes and giftware

Head to Paddy’s Markets

Paddy’s Markets Haymarket is open right up to Christmas and is a great one stop shop.   You can:

  • bag a bargain whilst ticking off your Christmas Kris Kringle list
  • procure the perfect produce (Do I need to mention it is Mango season?)
  • finalise all your shopping
  • get the freshest meat and seafood
  • enjoy!   All in one fabulous adventure.

Head to Paddy’s Markets website for time details.

 Here’s my picks from Sydney’s Paddy’s Market

Paddy's speakers
Paddy’s speakers, $85
Paddy's t-shirts
Paddy’s t-shirts, $10
Paddy's Animal Print T-shirts
Paddy’s Animal Print T-shirts
Paddy's mobile phone cases
Paddy’s mobile phone cases, from $15
Paddy's power bank $30
Paddy’s power bank $30
Paddy’s Suitcases, $40 reduced from $60
Paddy's Nuts
Nuts Galore at Paddy’s and what’s Christmas without a nut platter?

Written by Jo Munro

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'.
She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair.
In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash.
Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.

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