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snugglypig

How is everyone doing with Christmas shopping? :)

have you started buying yet?

Wrapping yet?

Cards written?

I have about 1/3 of mine bought now and have my cards done, wasn't leaving it Like I did last year ;D

I have 5 kids to sort out it seems to get more and more expensive every year? :o

karen
 

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:o :o haven't even thought about it! The other year I started early but I still ended up madly buying in the December rush and my son ended up with enough presents for about 10 kids, so my OH has banned me from buying anything until late Nov ;D
 
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I have to admit I've done absolutely nothing, I'm still getting used to seeing christmas stuff in the shops ;D
...but my sister has done all her shopping, wrapping, and cards...I don't know where she got those genes from!
 

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I start in January to make a word document - first it says BIRTHDAYS and then all the names of friends and family who will get anything, in date order. after that, CHRISTMAS - all the names again.

then during the whole year, if I get a sudden thought "oh she might like that!" I write it down in that list behind the name. Applies to both birthdays AND christmas. For example I found something for my mum in law for christmas in August - I just knew shed like it - so I bought it. Things that have already been bought I put in bold letters.

So when it comes to christmas time, I look at the list, where during the whole year I have already put suggestions for gifts down - and then I just need to go shopping, without the headache to find the right present in a month.

Works well for me :)
 
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Abnoba said:
I start in January to make a word document - first it says BIRTHDAYS and then all the names of friends and family who will get anything, in date order. after that, CHRISTMAS - all the names again.

then during the whole year, if I get a sudden thought "oh she might like that!" I write it down in that list behind the name. Applies to both birthdays AND christmas. For example I found something for my mum in law for christmas in August - I just knew shed like it - so I bought it. Things that have already been bought I put in bold letters.

So when it comes to christmas time, I look at the list, where during the whole year I have already put suggestions for gifts down - and then I just need to go shopping, without the headache to find the right present in a month.

Works well for me :)

That is a fantastic idea! I normal would have started by now but because of unexpected vets bills the last couple of months i haven't started. but hopefully i can this pay day ::) we shall see, i have seen a couple of bits that i will get when i do.
 
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BEATRICE

I havent done a thing yet. Have some wrap over from last year though ! Ill start getting a few bits in during the next couple of weeks.
 
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I've done all my xmas shopping. :o :D Before you start thinking I'm the most organised person in the world ;)let me explain. I've made a cross stitch picture for my nana and grandad because they are the best people in the whole world and that's the lot for me. If, and that's a big if, me and Steve have any money at Christmas it's spent on xmas cheer for us. ::) Last year was particularly bad. We didn't even have enough money to buy each other a little pressie. Its hard waking up xmas morning and finding that Santa hasn't been even if you are 37 ;D ;D

I'm seeing my nana and grandad on the 27th. They live in Ireland so I don't get to see them very often and I haven't seen nana at all this year. She texts me every morning to tell me how much she loves me and how many sleeps there are till we see each other. Its 75 now apparently. She really doesn't have enough to do ;D
 

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I've done most of mine well with 5 kids over the years I had to be organised and I am still doing it even though they are growing up and 2 have left home, plus we go away in march and I am more excited about that then christmas oh and we are due to have a new grandchild as well in december a new sister apparently for our 2 year old grandaughter Kassidy,so christmas is rather on the back burner in excitment wise this year ::)
 

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For some reason I'm not looking forward to Christmas :-\ But I think it is due to various things really, and also everytime I get presents for a certain set of relatives - they never appreciate them ::)

Ah well.

Clare x
 
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Scrooge that I am I'm not that interested in Christmas, haven't been for years.
We always have a lovely familyChristmas Day and I like my nights out in the run up to the holidays but it's all so commercialised isn't it :-\


So no, I've not bought a card or present yet ::)

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Yeah, I have started shopping. For the last four years I always have started in September. It saves all that hassle, and means I can enjoy feeling Xmassy in December without the panic. I also keep a record on the computer - who I have to send cards to, who sent them to me last year,who I need pressie for, ideas for that person (which i tick off when I've got it.

Anal, I know. ::)
 

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I really hate Christmas and that time of year! :(

Deb x
 
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Bought my first prezzie two weeks ago i got charlotte a keyboard to play with, I'm not bothering with cards too much effort lmao erm and I'm not buying anything until i get paid in november! xx
 
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Not started, not thought about it..... I usually make an effot to think about it beginning of November.
 

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I'm getting round to getting organised - i type a word list of people i want to buy for friends/family and print it off filling it in as i see and buy things.

This year I'm buying as ethical as i can - i always buy 100% cruelty free gifts, this year I'm buying from ethical places like Dr Hawden who sell all vegan, fair trade stuff. I buy from mail order like animal aid do and at vegan fairs in Dec.

Problem i have is storage ::) i really need to have a clear out so ive room for gifts once wrapped.......

Alison :)
 
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carrot_tit

Starting xmas shopping tonight. I do most of it online cos i'm really lazy and i hate all the queues and stuff! Not even bought this years cards yet.
 
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snugglypig

This online shopping is great isn't it

I hate crowds of people and you can never find anywhere to Park

karen
 
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Not a Christmas fan I'm afraid. If I had children (haven't through choice) I would make an effort, it's great for them. I find it quite depressing thinking of all the unwanted pets on Boxing Day. Also, how do you know what to get everyone. I never have a clue, apart from my godmother - my sister and I go halves on a magazine subscription. It's a great present, can do it by post and it lasts the year. I try to buy stuff that's ethical, has got a use rather than just rubbish, doesn't have loads of packaging, isn't too expensive ... and then because of all this I can't find anything & I end up thinking, sod it, and go home.

For my birthday this year I told everyone I didn't want anything, but could they give a donation to the bear charity that's against the bile farming and so I raised some money for them, but don't think it'll work for Christmas ...
 
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snugglypig

I love Christmas but it has got very commercialized and That isn't what christmas is about.

I love the family bit and having kids its more for them

karen
 

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often, I tend to ask people what they want, to avoid disappointments.

A sister of mine is really into arts - she is doing modelling out of clay, painting, drawing, carving stuff out of wood - and alot of people just go and buy her that sort of material. However, she isnt that good for money with paying off her mortgage, two kids and two dogs and two cats, and she sort of said on the telephone one day "well and then the kids needed new shoes, two pairs each... I could do with some new ones aswell, but I guess that will have to wait a bit." and I was like, I could buy you a pair for christmas! And she said that would be too expensive, a good pair. and I said well if me and some other siblings of us could do it together, then she saves us the trouble of finding something, and she gets something she actually needs!

I think thats the best thing. Because often people get stuff they think is really beautiful - but they could have done with something way more practical simply because everyones so short of money nowadays.
 
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