There are a number of reasons why holiday shopping before the holiday season is so advantageous. Not only will you save money by shopping before the major shopping season, but you will also beat the crowds and limit all the stress that comes along with holiday shopping. It is still early enough to benefit from “early shopping,” but for future reference, holiday shopping should start around April or May. The reason for this is simple: prices are lower and you have a much better chance of finding a great deal. Here are five major benefits of starting your holiday shopping early.