Have you started shopping yet?


DoubleA

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Just a couple ornaments through Hallmark for gifts, and a sweater for the Mrs
 

Mistletoe Wishes

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Yup, I have. :) Brought my mum a gorgeous handbag. It's denim with gem stones on it and a gold trim. Sounds gawdy but it's actually very nice! :p I've also brought her some silver amethyst jewellery, a bracelet, necklace, a pendant and some earings.
I've brought my nieces a pencil shaped pencil case with pencils in, sundae and doughnut shapped lip glosses, a joke pack of gum and a joke fake dog poo! lol :D
Elder niece is really into sharks so I want to get her this next: http://www.firebox.com/product/6256/Shark-with-Frickin-Laser-Beam?via=related
:D
 

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No, nothing, yet.
 
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LadyWinter

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This year I'm going to wait a week after Thanksgiving to start Christmas shopping. I think the in-laws want to do a Secret Santa type thing where we shop for one person instead of 6 people, which will be a lot easier on the budget. I won't find out for sure until closer to Thanksgiving so that's why I'm going to wait to start shopping.

I usually start Christmas shopping a lot earlier, around September-October, or when the stores put out the Christmas gift sets. I'm definitely going to get Christmas cards early but I'll hold off on the presents until I know for sure if we're going to do the Secret Santa thing this year or not.
 

HollyJolly

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Yes. We like to get it done early and then relax and enjoy the season while many others go frantic. It allows us to enjoy the full extent of the season as well as engage in more charitable activities than would be possible otherwise.
 

MarthaK

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Yes. We like to get it done early and then relax and enjoy the season while many others go frantic. It allows us to enjoy the full extent of the season as well as engage in more charitable activities than would be possible otherwise.
Great idea Holly Jolly! What charitable activies do you prefer? For me, it wouldn't be Christmas without a few shifts ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, packing shoes boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and working at the regional warehouse for the Toys for Tots campaign.
 

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I tend to buy small bits and pieces throughout the year (I bought the first of this year's pressies on Christmas Eve from a bin of reduced items in our local supermarket). I'm stepping it up a bit now, though as time's a ticking! My daughter has a secret Pinterest board where she pins things that she'd love or things that give me an idea ongifts- and I've ordered a few things from there this week. I also make a lot of gifts (too many people and far from enough money to stretch)- so I've been collecting things for a few months now to put together for Christmas. I've done the 'December pay having to cope with it all and (not) last till the end of January' thing and been waaaaay too stressed to want to go there again!