I used to buy toys well in advance when the kids were little and odds and ends for stocking stuffers or the unexpected visitors. Now the kids are earning money they buy things as soon as I think of them ... it's really hard to get started
Our boys are both in college and earning their own money as well. I try to focus on things I know they won't buy for themselves. As far as my wife goes I just tell her "don't buy that right now maybe Santa will get it for you" lol
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Yesterday I got some nice little Christmas tree table decorations that were on clearance when I went to get a few drinks for New Years Eve. I already got wrap, cards, napkins and crackers a couple of days ago.
Not going anywhere today. Going to enjoy some time with baby.
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I haven't been to the shops since Christmas eve and today we will venture out to fill a few gaps in the pantry, see the latest chapter in The Hobbit and buy a shelving system for one of our inbuilt wardrobes that I saw 2 weeks ago. Shhhh... I will also be surreptitiously scanning the shops for decorations I can't live without!
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