How Women Shop for the Holidays Around the World

Jessica Schiffer

Shopping for the holidays can be an overwhelming experience. What begins as a fun, exciting pursuit for thoughtful presents for family and friends can quickly turn sour. If it’s not the never-ending crowds or soaring prices, it’s the stress that occurs when there’s one person on your list who’s impossible to shop for. (You know who we’re talking about.)

But year after year, we Americans endure it. It’s a tradition (and even on the level of sport). If you’re able to find a deal on the perfect gift and wrap it up in a gorgeous bow, you can call yourself a winner. Whether you love or dread this time of year, the event always leaves us wondering: Is holiday shopping big in other parts of the world? Curious to find out, we turned to women who have lived in all corners of the globe (including the UK, Dubai, and Taiwan) to fill us in.

Scroll down to find out what they had to say about holiday shopping around the world.

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