Post # 1
I have been so excited the past few days and really need to brag! I HAVE FINISHED MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND IT IS BARELY OCTOBER! Okay okay, for everyone except my honey. But I am so proud at what I was able to get by shopping early with so many sales and of course, lack of people! The only issue now is having to wait until Christmas 🙁
Have any of you bees started your shopping? What did you get and who is on your list?
Post # 2
LittleButtons: I sort of start my shopping all year round.
This year- we’ve decided to not do gifts to for everyone and thier mom (two families with siblings/parents/etc…..)
I do shopping all year around because I like getting something for someone that is really “them”– and I might ind it in July or even February! Otherwise I feel like I am forced to find a gift with time running out- and it’s not very personal.
I plan on having all of my shopping and wrapping done by November- we have a baby due in early January- which mean he could easily arrive by Christmas!
Post # 3
LittleButtons: No. It’s October. Someone put Christmas lights up in my apartment complex yesterday and I almost flipped out, lol.
Post # 4
LittleButtons: A bit, just cause I saw and bought a small gift- something my daughter wanted. And I have some ideas for my DH. I think I am going to do the 12 days of Christmas for him this year. No additional ideas for my daughter or son, son-in-law or granddaughters yet. :/
Post # 5
Yes… My kids are done!! Now just small gifts for the parents, gifts for my nephews, and small for the hubby. we just get each other small stuff from the kids and we do bigger for our anniversary to each other.
Post # 6
Haven’t started! I actually like to do my Christmas shopping in November/December when it’s snowy and everywhere is decorated and there’s Christmas music on. Sets the mood lol
Post # 7
I guess I have… A couple weeks ago, I found a sweater that I knew my sister would love and I just had to buy it. That’s all I have though.
Post # 8
I’ve started, but I’m far from done… I tend to go a little overboard when it comes to gift giving, lol.
That being said, I’m always open for suggestions… feel free to leave ideas, or list things you’ve gotten for others!
Post # 9
AdaLee: That’s when I like to wrap! I love to listen to Christmas music when I wrap the gifts.
Post # 10
LittleButtons: I’m done too! I will add homemade chocolates to some gifts, but obviously that should wait, since they won’t really last 2+ months. FI and I are doing small gifts for each other since we’re buying a home and paying for a honeymoon and part if a wedding, so my biggest challenge is not splurging on him when I’d love to.
Post # 11
My list has FI, both sets of parents, and one sibling each. On his side the adults do a grab bag, so we buy just for his cousin’s 3 kids, and I am making something cross stitch for his grandparents. On my side we only have one aunt, one uncle, and one set of grandparents, so everyone exchanges even though we’re all adults. I will probably donate to the food pantry in memory of the grandparents that passed away this year. I also buy for the girl I used to nanny/jr bridesmaid, and I’ll get something small for my current charge too. We only exchange with a couple friends and neither office does gifts.
Post # 12
I haven’t started, but I won’t be buying for many people. Just both sets of our parents, FI’s sister, and our niece. The rest of my family and his no longer exchange gifts.
Post # 13
I haven’t started, but probably won’t to be to long before I start!
Post # 14
So far, 11 people are done and 7 to go, 2 on my side and 5 on his.
Post # 15
MrsEME: I’m the same way. If I find the perfect gift, I’ll buy, no matter what time of year. I wait for good sales, and it’s paid off sometimes. For example, last year I got FI’s goddaughter a LEGO set not knowing it was poised to be in demand at the holidays. I bought it for $25 on sale, and people were selling it on eBay for more than twice that in December!