The holidays are filled with hustle and bustle to get prepared for all the dinners, gift exchanges, parties and clean up. With that comes a list of the top five websites that are a must on your favorites for the holidays.
The Shopping Must Get Done
What holiday is not complete without Wal-Mart.? From great trinket gifts to affordable fun toys for the kids, Wal-Mart is a one stop shop these days. And while you may not want to order your Christmas turkey online, the bargains on toys, electronics, books and tablets are enticing enough. They are having huge sales up until the last minute. They guarantee arrival before Christmas if ordered by a certain date. They offer free shipping on most items, and you always know if it is in stock. The best part about this is not joining in the festive search for a parking spot and the ever so much fun remembering where you finally did park as you walk out the store with two shopping carts full!
How To Get Home
Flying home is a big deal and takes some research to find the best deals, particularly when the decision to go home is yet another one of those last minute decisions. Last minute flights can be pricey, but you can depend on kayak.com to find the best prices on the flight, rental car and hotel all in one search. Many other sites provide similar services. So if you are not satisfied with the results from kayak.com, try another site like Expedia, Travelocity, or Priceline. Some sites offer more airlines and more airport options than others.
What to Eat
This site features a tremendous amount of options for main courses, side dishes, casseroles and breads for the Martha Stewart in us all. Whatever you think you might want to prepare for the holiday season allrecipes.com has the information you need. And let us not forget – DESSERTS! The selection of dessert options is out of this world, and we all know that is what the holidays are all about when the dinner bell rings. In addition to recipes, there are hints for preparation and modification of ingredients. There is also user feedback that can be very useful in choosing which items you are going to try out this holiday season.
Baby it’s Cold outside
Everyone wants to know if they will get a white Christmas or how long that layover will last due to inclement weather. Keeping an eye on the current conditions in your neighborhood is important. You need to know if Santa will be delayed in his gift giving. You also need to know if you will be delayed on your short road trip to Grandma’s house or you long flight home from overseas. The most important thing to make sure of during your travel plans: You do not want to get stuck at the in-law’s house for snow days!
It’s finally Over
This site has everything you need and more to give you a little chuckle after dealing with the headaches of shopping, traffic, travel and gifts galore. The extended family has finally departed. The kids have collapsed. Now it is your time to take a break and laugh a little. The holidays are supposed to be an enjoyable time of year, yet they can be extremely stressful. Take that much needed time for yourself at break.com and explore the comedy they offer. There is a little something for everyone here: the sick people, the demented, the family folks and the pet lovers. Go ahead. Relax.
Author Mark Williams has been in the web design industry for over ten years and loves to share his ideas. As a freelance writer and web designer, he is able to bring a fresh perspective on many topics like this one.
Bonus: if you’re looking for inspiration for your next holidays, you may also want to check out the Travel Top Ten website.