By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Dec 03, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Sarah Hyland Shopping Strategy
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Overwhelmed by your holiday shopping list? This season, the tastemakers of Hollywood are here to help you shop! We asked celebs for their best shopping strategies, and they answered with aplomb.

Once you've chosen what you're going to get each of your loved ones, set aside time to go shopping, and finally found a parking space in the packed mall, there's still one stressful obstacle to holiday shopping: crowds. Modern Family's Sarah Hyland knows this, and luckily she's got a strategy for combatting it.

"Oh, God, elbows," the actress tells InStyle. "Elbows out and just knock people down. It's an apocalypse out here, it's crazy." And it's a good thing the hilarious actress knows how to deal with the crowds—she's got a lot of people on her holiday shopping list. Hyland just celebrated her 24th birthday with pals like Taylor Swift, Jaime King, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelly Osbourne, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, and Ansel Elgort.

"It was so much fun!" she tells us of the bash. "I hired a pianist and had a piano bar party, and we all drank and sang songs and ate delicious food and it was a blast. It went by way too fast."