Christmas is just around the corner and if you still haven't done your Christmas shopping, you surely will do it soon. An option that many Tijuana natives have is that they can cross to San Diego. However, we have an alternative for you as, in the last few years crossing to San Diego is not as easy as it previously had been. Of course, lines to cross to San Diego and come back to Tijuana is one of the most discouraging things nowadays.
Here in San Diego Red, we have made a list of some of the most important reasons to avoid crossing to San Diego and to do your Christmas shopping in Tijuana. Here are the reasons:
5 reasons to do your Christmas shopping in Tijuana instead of San Diego
1. Avoid traffic chaos when crossing to San Diego and vice versa
Lines to cross to San Diego can last from 1 to 5 hours, sometimes even more, especially in busy seasons such as Christmas. This is one of the main reasons why you should do your Christmas shopping in Mexico.
2. Support the local economy
In Tijuana, there are hundreds of shops that offer more original products. Most of these products are made by small or recent businesses. When shopping in Tijuana, you are supporting Tijuana natives that are starting their businesses or you will help to consolidate those that already have one.
This weekend you will have the opportunity to find more than 400 entrepreneurs in one single place, which will prevent you from having to go all around Tijuana. Emprendedor Fest Tijuana is a 100% pet-friendly event that will take place on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 at CECUT, where you will find gifts for your family starting at $150 pesos.
3. Buy handcrafted gifts
We all have a family member who enjoys receiving unique and original gifts. Fortunately, Tijuana offers amazing products that you will only be able to find here, thanks to the small entrepreneurs that have started to appear in the city. If you're looking for original and handcrafted products at an excellent price, Tijuana is the perfect place for you.
4. Save money and time
Just by avoiding going to San Diego, you are already saving on money and time. In addition, food in Tijuana is more delicious and affordable than in the United States. Shopping in Tijuana also means that you're saving money on blouses, jackets, and other seasonal items, especially if you consider the time you will lose on the border lines and fuel.
5. A variety of Christmas bazaars and shops
Bazaars in Tijuana are amazing, and the shops offer a variety of items that make for excellent gifts. Besides handcrafted items, you will find classic brands at bazaars. Best of all is that they have great deals as most shops offer discounts during the winter holidays.
So, what do you think? Would you do your Christmas shopping in Tijuana? Try it out!