When do you start shopping?


Moondust

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Well, I start about now. I find if I pace myself from now, there is a lot less stress money wise and trying to find something for the right person than there would be if i did it closer to christmas. I do a bit at christmas though as there is somthing very magical walking through town doing christmas shopping with the lights in the trees and with a Starbucks gingerbread coffee :hello: !!!

Harry

That's one of my favourite Christmassy moments too. There's something lovely in just walking alone through a busy shopping street, with the smell and taste of a festive coffee, the sight of the lights, the sounds of Christmas songs coming from shopping centres and the chatter of shoppers... it's amazing. :-D Eep, I'm getting excited now :razz: the sunshine outside is annoying me, I want wintery evenings already...
 

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That's one of my favourite Christmassy moments too. There's something lovely in just walking alone through a busy shopping street, with the smell and taste of a festive coffee, the sight of the lights, the sounds of Christmas songs coming from shopping centres and the chatter of shoppers... it's amazing. :-D Eep, I'm getting excited now :razz: the sunshine outside is annoying me, I want wintery evenings already...
the suns annoying me too, i quite looking forward to it getting dark early again :)
 

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I DIDN'T START YET!!! :eek: What happened to the time?!

This has been such a crazy summer. I finished school, got engaged, moved, started planning a wedding (and that's less than 2 months away now!), ... And now it's suddenly September! I gotta get on top of things. I usually start shopping and planning around July, sometimes August. But by September, I usually have a few gifts bought or made.

Like others on this forum, I try to finish all of my shopping by the beginning of December so I can just kick back and enjoy the holiday. I'm not so sure this is going to happen this year. I don't even have a list yet!
 

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I've got my lists ready,I will be starting soon.Usually I look out for items all year.
 

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I picked up a couple more gifts today. I got each of my nieces a pillowcse that they can color with disney characters on it.