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Christmas Gift Shortages 2021

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If you are planning to get consumer electronics as Christmas gifts this year, do your shopping early. With the shortages caused by the pandemic electronics are on the almost gone list. It doesn't seem to matter whether you are on Santa's naughty or nice list, these items just aren't expected to stay in stock when the gift buying holidays come. Don't wait for Black Friday.

You might be coming away empty handed. I don't mean to frighten anyone, just want you all to be prepared for not getting the gift items on your holiday shopping list. We all know these are tough times and the important thing about the holiday is not the gifts you give, but the gifts you already have.

Even when you find your last minute gift purchases in stock there may be a long delay due to backed up shipping times. Plan ahead this year to make your gift buying as flawless as possible. But remember, while a gift is a fun thing to give and to get, we just have to try to get through this tough time the best we can.

I've heard this called the global supply Grinch!

What Christmas Gift Ideas Might Be In Short Supply?

I know, it's not even Halloween yet. Who wants to think about Christmas gifts in October. Isn't the next holiday Thanksgiving? Well, this year we all have to think a little bit ahead. Or we may be very disappointed when we try to do our Christmas shopping. The most important thing we all have to realize is that being together and healthy is the best gift ever. Still, I would like to give something special to the people I love. So here is a Christmas List of some of the things I have heard may be in short supply for the 2021 holiday shopping season:

  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Toys
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Bikes
  • Light Brights
  • Tinker Toys
  • Tonka Toys
  • Care Bears

A lot of what's on this list are items that are made and ready to be sold. They just cannot get to the stores. They are stuck in the container ship limbo that has effected just about every industry that ships products. These ships sit in harbors waiting to get unloaded, but there's no one to unload them. Or transport them.

I didn't ever think I would see a time when we wouldn't be able to get Christmas trees and decorations in our stores. There is always a very popular toy shortage, look in past years when it was Cabbage Patch Kids, Talking Elmo, or the latest Xbox. But this list goes way beyond just getting the most popular and newly released toy of the season.

The Barbie DreamHouse could be in very short supply, high demand this Christmas!

The Barbie DreamHouse could be in very short supply, high demand this Christmas!

LOL Surprise Movie Magic Dolls

Barbie DreamHouse

Barbie Camper Van

Paw Patrol - Some Items

Doll Houses

Wooden Train Sets

Trampolines

Swing Sets

Backpacks

Sports Equipment

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Electronic Shortages Due To The Great Computer Chip Shortage of 2021

Laptops

Tablets

Xbox

PlayStation 5

Smart Phones

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Webcams

Toasters

We might run out of coffee this holiday season

We might run out of coffee this holiday season

More Shortages For Christmas 2021

Coffee Lovers Gifts - Including the coffee itself!

Nike Sneakers - I know this one because I tried to order a pair of Nikes for myself.

Bed, Bath, Beyond Items

H&M Clothing

This list is probably missing a lot of items that will be in short supply this season. Lots of gift items are going to be sold out. With the most popular ones sold out, lesser in demand toys are going to be used as replacements. It's a trickle down situation and I have a feeling we are all going to be disappointed by an unfinished gift list this year.

Micro Chip Shortage And It's Affect On New Car Production 2021

I never actually gave much thought to the number of chips used in car production.

I never actually gave much thought to the number of chips used in car production.

So What Do We Do About Gift Shortages?

There are a couple of things we can do to prevent a shortage of gifts on our Christmas lists. They are:

Shop Early

When You Find The Gift You Want Buy It - You are not going to find a lot of bargains when you are looking at dwindling supplies.

Plan A Gift B - If you cannot get the gift item you wanted, be prepared to pick out a back up gift.

Buyer Beware - Look out for people selling copies or fakes - If it seems to good to be true, it just might be.


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