Do you Christmas shop early or do you wait until the last minute?

United States
November 24, 2007 6:15pm CST
I am one of those that is still shopping at the last minute. I usually forget about someone or forget a gift that someone has asked for. Even if I start early, I am still shopping at the last minute. I would like to know if anyone else is like me.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
25 Nov 07
Actually, I put it off as long as I can and then rush around doing it. I don't know but for some reason the holiday season's just seem to get me down alot. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
25 Nov 07
The holidays get me down a lot too.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I do buy a few last minute items. They are items not on any body's shopping list. I like to see the surprise on the face of the person who receives the gift.
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• United States
25 Nov 07
Wish I was that organized. I am still shopping for what they want at the last minute.
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• United States
25 Nov 07
I'm usually about 75% done by Thanksgiving, but this year, I'm not even 25% done. I'll be doing a lot of shopping this week, as my next 2 weekends will be very busy. I guess I'll be doing a lot of late shopping the last 2 weeks of December and I'm hoping for some good sales : )
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
25 Nov 07
I start my Christmas shopping early, usually in October. I do get a majority of it done by mid to late November which is nice because then you don't have to shop in the mad rush at the mall. There are usually a few things that I do pick up in December though. Mostly stocking stuffers and little things like that. I like to do my bigger purchases early.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I tend to start shopping early. I mean I won't have enough money if I spent like a month to shop. This year I started in October and have one or two of my people done already. The only thing is trying to hide the gifts in places where my loved ones can't find them.
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
25 Nov 07
For me, I wait almost last minute.....I think its more of saving up and finding the right gift
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I try to do mine as early as I can. I hate wiating for the last minute, I feel too stressed and nervous when I do. I catch sales all year long and when I see something that I know someon will like I gt it then and set it asside. This yar I'm making most of my gifts so I have been working on them all year long. The only things I've bought are a few books for my nephw and neices and a few toys for my sons that i can't make myself.
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
I always start scouting for Christmas gifts early to avoid rush shopping. I tend to buy gifts as early as August when most of the malls are on sale. This way I have enough time to think of an appropriate gift for everybody. Also the best advantage for me is that my expenses not just concentrated in the months of november and december. Come christmas time, i still have enough money to tide me through New Year's day spending.
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I usually start gathering Christmas gifts in about September. If there is something I see that someone will love I don't see the point in passing it up. However, I shop right up until the time I give the gifts. I'm always finding a little something to add to a stocking here or there. As for the bulk of the gifts, I am done shopping now. We are only buying for our daughters this year, with the exception of small stockings for my parents. That makes shopping a whole lot easier.