Post # 1
I started Christmas shopping today! Granted, I’m making most of my gifts for my immediate family, so i have to start early to get them done and save my soul from slowly dying on the 23rd making gifts last minute. But I’ve already got all my gifts picked out, and I’m working on my moms and my sisters today, gonna buy the stuff for my dads next week, and get the rest of my siblings done before October!
Now just to figure out what to get SO…
Anyone else Christmas shop early?
Post # 3
On that train for sure! This year my family decided we would do a secret santa so I only have to buy one gift for my entire side of the family! relieved especially with a wedding in the future!
Post # 4
I shop all year for christmas 🙂 If I find soemthing that fits the the person personality that I am buying for then I grab it because I usually find that when you go back to get it they no longer stock it!
Post # 5
I plan on starting next month after we get back from vacation. Between SO and I we do at least six Christmas’s every year, so it’s a lot of gift buying. We have to put ourselves on a strict budget and start shopping super early to get everyone.
Post # 6
@cirk: Umm… we bought my sister and her husband hockey tickets (which assuming the lockout ends before march, we’re good to go!), and DH’s family all requested that we just give them cash (weird… but whatever, not my family, not my fight) so I just need to get something for each of my parents, and I’m DONE!
Post # 7
Nice to know i’m not alone! I find Christmas shopping early is almost… well more rewarding. Because J_Jaye is right, sometimes you just see the perfect thing!
My only problem is that I get so excited about my gifts that I want to give it to them early. Like I’m currently working on a cross stich for my mom thats identical to a tattoo she has. And I saw it and got so excited and knew I had to give it to her, and I’m going to be finished probably next week and it’s going to take all of my will power not to show it to my mom before Christmas!
Post # 8
Ooooh I do this always! I’m running late this year though… I barely even have ideas.
Post # 9
D’oh! I obviously also need to get something for Darling Husband too… oops.
Post # 10
I’ll be trying to start that next month. Just need to get my little sister’s birthday present and then I will start 🙂
Post # 11
My stepmom has all of hers done already. She is quick. I will start when we get back from our honeymoon at the end of October.
Post # 12
I kinda have an idea for my SO. Kinda. My mom gave me a GREAT idea (a special tea pitcher… he’s a tea fanatic) but then a few weeks after she told me about it she also told him about it and that he “had to have it”……not cool! 😛
Usually I start to plan all the presents right now then buy in October. This year, other than SO’s ‘maybe’ present, I’ve done nothing. I’ll prolly start next month.
Post # 13
I can’t even think about that right now.
Post # 14
I bought my first Christmukkah gift of the year two weeks ago. I felt like a crazy lady buying so early but I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one!
Post # 15
I shop throughout the year for Christmas!! Never too early!!!
Post # 16
I started shopping this summer. After Darling Husband and I bought EVERYONE’S gift on one day last year, I decided to split up that cost throughout the year. It’s been working out great so far!