Christmas Countdown: How to be Prepared with Joshua James

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun, with just 3 months left to go now until the big day!

That might sound like a long time to some people, but we believe that now is the perfect time to start buying your gifts – or at least start thinking about what to buy for those special people in your life. We’ve put together some top tips to help you get the most out of your budget and avoid the stress of last-minute Christmas shopping!

1. Stay organised with a Wishlist

Make use of this simple little tool and you’ll discover just how useful it can be!

Remember that time when a loved one was talking about a new piece of jewellery that she wanted, and she mentioned a certain gemstone, or maybe it was a certain style, or perhaps it was a certain brand…?

Or maybe another time you were browsing, found the perfect item, but didn’t have the time to buy it there and then?

Make your life that little bit easier by making use of the Wishlist feature. Add relevant items as you find them (straight from the product page), and return later to make a final decision! Perfect for curbing those impulse buys, and it also allows you time to compare multiple items (or not-so-subtly ask the gift-receiver which one they might prefer).

Remember that you can access your Wishlist at all times on the Joshua James website, even on mobile, so you can be adding things and comparing options on-the-go!

2. Spread the cost of Christmas with Klarna

For those unfamiliar with Klarna, it really could become your budget’s new best friend this Christmas. Their motto is “Smoooth payments” (yes, with 3 o’s)… and it really is all about making your shopping experience smoother and stress-free.

When checking out with us, simply select the option to pay later with Klarna, and you have 2 options: pay within 30 days, or pay in 3 instalments. No interest or fees applicable. You can check out all the details and FAQ’s here.

Got the perfect gift in your basket but don’t have the funds right now? With Klarna there’s no more waiting for payday.

3. Take off the pressure with Gift Vouchers

Finally, a classic gift option that never fails: the gift voucher.

We understand that, sometimes, you just can’t decide on the perfect present for someone else. Alternatively, you might know that they’re a little picky and that they’d appreciate being able to choose for themselves.

We’ve designed a selection of beautiful e-vouchers that can be redeemed online across all of our products, giving the recipient the freedom to find their perfect piece. Simply decide on the value, choose a design, and we’ll do the rest (you can even choose to have it delivered straight to their email on Christmas Day).

Certainly relieves the pressure a little, doesn’t it?

We know that the festive period is a hectic time for everyone, so we hope that our suggestions will help out! We’ll be posting more gift guides in the lead-up to Christmas, so make sure to keep checking back at our blog or subscribe to our newsletter for plenty more gift inspiration and advice.