Are You Finished

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
November 30, 2007 12:38am CST
Christmas shopping? Or have you not even started like me. I always wait until the last minute. Somehow to me it is more fun that way. Now I am not saying that I wait until the night before Christmas, but a week or two before suits me just fine. Do you have a deadline for Christmas shopping? I mean, do you have a point where you say, if I have not purchased it by now, I am not going back out there to get it? I am finished for this year.
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• United States
30 Nov 07
I'm not completely done, but I have bought a lot of my presents already. Here is my list of people I am done shopping for: My mom my oldest sister my older sister my dad my 2 nieces my best friend Here is who I still have to buy for(and these ones might be a little difficult!) : My younger sister My older brother my other friend
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
If you put down their ages along with their interest, maybe we can help you out.
• United States
30 Nov 07
This is the worst year ever for me. I start shopping in August and be done by November. I moved from Miami to NY this July. The truck was 1600. then having to go school shopping. $400+ then having to pay for food and transportation oh so much. Turning on the everything. Getting all the stuff I left like dishes etc. I was broke and now it's Christmas time. I am not going to be feeling my best.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
This is a good year for you to be very creative. You can do things for people instead of buying them something. It can be fun. Give them little cards of things that you are willing to do for them as a Christmas gift. For example, help cook Christmas dinner, clean the house, baby sit, or something real simple like that.
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
I just started yesterday and should have it all done in a couple of weeks,I hate having to be in the shopps right before christmas
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
Order online. I know it came be a little most costly, but they have lots of cool specials on shipping and handling.
• Australia
30 Nov 07
Almost! Just got to get a few more things, and then I am done! Mostly have to get wrapping paper and sticky tape now!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
You are almost finished. Good for you. Happy Holidays.
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Hey there Rozie.I started shopping last week but I'm not finished.I think this is great for me because normally I'm a last minute shopper.I give myself a pat on the back.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
4 Dec 07
It is good to start out early, so that you do not end up being stressed out. Congratulations, on starting early this year, LOL.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
5 Dec 07
thank u so much.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
Hi Rozie! Oh, gosh never have really completed my christmas shopping yet. I have started though but there are still so many on my list. What i have shopped earlier were materials that i am going to use for the accessories and materials that i will be needing for the crafts i am going to give for Christmas. the toys for the children will be purchased probably a week before christmas. Take care and have a nice day. :)
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
Sounds like you are going to be very busy right up until Christmas day. Take it easy and don't over do it my friend.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
haha..i think so too! But i just love the rush though. haha.. thanks friend and take care always. By the way, i love your avatar, you look so pretty! :)
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
I've started my Christmas shopping. I guess I'm maybe halfway through. I usually buy little things on sale throughout the year. The shops seem to put the prices up way too high over Christmas so by buying throughout the year saves me both money and a lot of stress.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
Oh, that is a good idea, spread it out.
• United States
1 Dec 07
I will have to remember to try this next year.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
30 Nov 07
I still have more to go before I am finished. I started in October actully. I have next month to finish up everything.I actully got my niece and nephew done first this year but I still need to finish up for other people.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
Good idea to get the kids out of the way first. They are the most fun to shop for and the most excited with their gifts.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Dec 07
Yeah well that and I spend more on kids then I do anyone else. I love watching them get there gifts that is a lot of fun to me.
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@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I have made my list any way and I have a ton of people to buy for I just dont have time to shop. I guess I will start this week since its the end and close to the Christmas season.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
You can always shop online, right?
• United States
1 Dec 07
Depends on their delivery time, then maybe I can.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I have finished in regards to my inlaws and my parents. We haven't started on Madison's presents yet but he may have to wait until his father gets back from Thailand in three weeks. He leaves on Monday. He has told us a few things he wants but that will depend on our budget LOL
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
Oh my goodness, he is leaving for three weeks. I hope you have someone to take care of the baby while you are at work. I know you really miss him when he is gone for that long. And he is going far too. Okay well, I hope you finish your shopping on time. Happy Holidays and God bless you.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Dec 07
Well luckily most of my hours of work are during the week when he is at school. I have to tell them I can't work weekends for two weeks, not sure how they are going to take that but I have no choice. Just as well this job is only temporary and if they need me to work then I will just have to excuse myself from the job. They are quite flexible though and am sure they won't mind me missing two weekends as i worked last weekend and will be working this weekend also. So we shall see.
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
3 Dec 07
I haven't even started, and usually I am finished by this time of year. I just cannot get my self into gear. I hate the shops, its just going to get hotter and more crowded. The kids finish school here on Thursday so I really need to do something today. Thankfully we do not buy for many.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
What about shopping online. They have some pretty good sales and promotions during this time of year.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I am just about finished. I have a couple of last minute items to pick up though. We are going back home for Christmas and will arrive a few days beforehand. I am waiting to do a lot of the stocking stuffer shopping until I get there. If I bring candy with me in the car for 18 hours, I will eat it all! I have some of the small gifts purchased though. I try to finish as early as possible because we have so many people to buy for and it just cuts down on the stress. I don't really set a deadline though. My husband would LOVE it if I would ever say, "Ok, I am done. I am not buying anything else this year!" That will never happen though. I always see 'just one more thing.'
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
OOOOh, can't you surprise him just once and finish your shopping early. He may never recover from the shock, but he may also buy you something special, LOL.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I am halfway finished. I hope that I can finish at least a week before Christmas. The closer it gets to Christmas the more pushy and rude people are and I can't stand being around rude people and crowded stores.I just put up my Christmas decorations yesterday.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
You are like me, I don't like the crowds and rudeness either.
• United States
3 Dec 07
I am almost done with shopping. I do not have much money so I am do not have a long list. I did a lot of canning this year and a lot of my friends are getting home canned items with knitted dishcloths. I feel they will like that.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
That sounds very nice. It sounds like you put a lot of work and love into your gifts. Those are the best kind. One year, a friend of mine crocheted an angel for me. It was the best gift I got that year and I still have it.
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
1 Dec 07
As far as I know i'm finished but ther is always some last minute item that pops up during crunch time that i'll have to go get.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
2 Dec 07
There is always at least one little item that you can't do without. I understand that completely.
• United States
1 Dec 07
I get paid daily and 60% I make goes towards paying my credit cards, so I am about half way shopping for christmas presents.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
cool.
@chileman (969)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
We have laybyed two bikes for the boys and I have bought my father a DVD but that's about it, we still have heaps of shopping to do and with less that a month to do it in. Mind you we always manage to get everything in time so I'm not to worried there, it's the bank balance I get worried about lol!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Dec 07
My suggestion is that you stick with the sales and only pick gifts from them. I know that you said you always meet your deadline, hopefully, not with too much stress.
@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Uusally I have at least half of it done months before this point, as I shop all year long for christmas presents, but due to unforeseen financial circumstances I have not been able to do that. I've not a single present. And since I'm broke, I'm working so I'll have money to shop in a week or two. I hate shopping last minute, the shops are always overcrowded then...and it's less likely I'll be able to afford it, or get it by that point..but what can ya do, right? Heh. I'm lookin' forward to shopping though.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I was just shopping yesterday and spend there five hours and I am still not done. At least I have everything for my family and I just packed it to the box, now just send it. but I feel much better that I have it already wraped and in the box. I am pretty late shopper too, but this year i have to buy everything on time, since my family is in Europe and shipping also take some days and I will be glad if they will have it on time. But interesting was when I was shopping yesterday I mean is not that late, but it was so many people out there. It make me crazy when you want to buy just one or two things, but spend 30 minutes, because of so many people. I wish you good luck week or two before big holiday. It will be packed, but how you said it is fun for you, so you probably really enjoy it.
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
1 Dec 07
I do not keep any deadline for shopping. If I want one particular thing for Christmas, even if it is 8 pm, I will go and buy it. I must have full satisfaction for the festival.