Time saving tips

by Naomi Simson

Would you like a gift of 8 extra hours? Read on...

If only someone could gift me time… I have often remarked that my most precious thing is ‘time’. Time once gone I can never get back. I hate waiting or waisting time. Yet living in a big city I sometimes believe that my time is being ‘stolen’.

Living in Sydney has it’s special challenges when it comes to traffic congestion. Now I am not saying that other cities don’t experience similar grid lock traffic. But in Sydney the chaos is amplified as there are only a few ways to get from north to south - there is a big piece of water in the middle. Trying to get to the shops in the inner city on a weekend means a 10 minute drive can take an hour. And the second part to this scenario is then the time it takes to find a parking space. Let alone what it will cost!

This is a real challenge for the retail experience. If a customer when they arrive at a store feels frazzled, harassed and exhausted it is not a good way to get in the right frame of mind to shop for the loved one’s.

If only we all had one of these to get around the city quickly!

Here is my suggestion. What if instead of battling the roads you were to sit on the couch do all your shopping online - saving yourself at least 8 hours, whilst knowing that what you get will be absolutely perfect.

This is how I do it. I make a list of everyone from my kids teachers, to family and colleagues. I then work out my budget. I then I go to the handy dandy RedBalloon Gift Guide and put it to work. 

The Gift Guide makes finding the perfect gift easy!

Since 2001 when I started RedBalloon from my home it has delivered close to 4 million experience gifts - it now knows the best of the best, what people love to do. You are in safe hands. We guarantee we have something for all tastes and budgets and you don’t even have to leave home to get them. All you need is an internet connection and you can shop online right from the comfort of your couch, avoiding traffic (and parking) and selecting what you think they will love.

We have many customers who do all their gift shopping with us (from $25 stocking fillers to work secret santa gifts - all the way up to that once-in-a-life time experience to tick something off the ‘bucket list’).

You will be far better able to enjoy the season of celebration, if you have not been stuck in hours of traffic. If you consider your gifting needs covered (and with the free exchange policy, or RedBalloon open value gift certificates - you can’t go wrong - because they can choose).

#ExperienceGifting is when their face says it all.

Giving the perfect gift does not need to be stressful, in fact it can be a joy. Take a moment to imagine giving someone you love a gift of something to do (that they have always wanted to do). Will their jaw drop? Will they smile knowingly? Will they give you a bear hug? We are here ready to give you your time back.

If you click here and leave us your details - we will remind you occasionally of how we can save you time. 

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