Are there any Early Birds here on MYLot?

United States
September 2, 2008 11:26am CST
I know it is still a bit early. But I know that they are some Early Birds here. I am just wondering if anyone here has started Christmas Shopping yet? I have only gotten a couple of things bought myself. When you do you start your Christmas Shopping? When are you usually done by?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Christmas? Whoa! Tomorrow is my kid's first day back to school, so obviously that's what is on my mind today :) Then comes Halloween, then the twins birthday is a couple days before Thanksgiving. Somewhere around then is about when I start thinking about Christmas. I've got all this other stuff to get through first.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Sep 08
That's what I say,WHOAAA! I am just geting used to all the Halloween stuff on the shelves this early. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Ok so your Not a early bird that is ok... I know that there are lots of things that need taken care of in life!
@Wizzywig (7859)
2 Sep 08
Yes, I started mine ages ago and have wrapped most of what I've bought. I buy small things throughout the year as I see them. It spreads the cost and I am more likely to spot interesting things than if I left it all to the last minute. I'll still keep going till the last shopping day though
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Christmas items Flashing ( 2 ) - Many Christmas items flashing.
I like starting a bit early also. It is cheaper on me as well, then it hitting me all at once in December!
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@Anne18 (11036)
2 Sep 08
Yes I have started but only because I saw some lovely things in the pound shop for my husband's cousin's family and we only buy token gifts for them. If I see anything what ever time of the year I do pick things up and put them in the cupboard
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• United States
2 Sep 08
flashing christmas - Many christmas pictures flashing ( 1 )
I have bought a couple thigns also. I feel it is great to get ready as soon as possible. Some good bargains out there too!
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• United States
3 Sep 08
I am almost done with mine .. I started back in january.. got all the great grandchildren done .. my husband .. my friends .. just a few more to get and I will be all done .. :) Hugs me
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• United States
3 Sep 08
Awesome! I think that Winter fuel costs if you can shop early then do so!
• United States
12 Sep 08
it sure does ..;) I always hot the clearence racks .. I get great buys 50-70% off .. I just picked up my daughter in law three pictures in really nice gold frames.. they were normally 5.00 each I paid 1.60 each.. just my two cents hugs me
• United States
17 Sep 08
It helps to have a wife who shops early. My "tradition"(some might say pathetic habit)is to runout to whatever is open latest on Christmas Eve and grab what I can. I might buy early, if I see something that just screams a loved one's name, but that's pretty rare. The funny part is the big debate a bout Louise' gift. If I buy last minute she can't find it or drive me nuts with questions trying to guess it but it I buy early I can torture her by telling everyone else what it is. The whole family gets in on the act telling her "I know Christmas Secrets"
• United States
17 Sep 08
This is so true, he tortures me with the secrets .. I get a little nuts.. trying to figure out what a present for me is.
• United States
5 Sep 08
I usually start in October. I can't stand that month so I try to add a little bit of joy into it. That is usually when I start listening ot Christmas music as well. For some reason it just makes me feel good.
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• United States
5 Sep 08
Christmas Music is fantastic! Very uplifting! can get folks out of a cranky mood too!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Sep 08
It's just Tom and I and I don't really have anyone else to buy for, so Christmas and other gift-giving holidays don't really matter to me anymore (Christmas has the real meaning, but not in the commercial sense). I don't know if that makes me lucky or unfortunate.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Well mayb you can brighten up a childs day. buy them a gift. It is all about the giving!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I usually don't start shopping big time until Thanksgiving or so. I have gotten gifts as early as September before. Not this year yet. Hell I am just getting used to Halloween stuff on the shelves already. I try to be done Christmass shopping by mid December at the latest. I hate the mad rush of last minute shopping. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
2 Sep 08
You have made a good point. Why is it I hate to see the Halloween stuff so early, but I was buying a few Christmas gifts back in ummm like May or June!!!
@GardenGerty (100304)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I am never done until Christmas Day, or later if we see family after Christmas. I just keep on buying or making things until all festivities are over. I have bought one or two things so far. I thought you were going to talk about getting up early. I did, but had to go back to bed. I am wracking my brain for things to make. My problem is that in addition to Christmas, starting this month, and going to February, I have son in law, brother, sister, daughter, son, daughter in law, two grand daugters and a grandson, my husband, and my dad to celebrate birthdays with. Most of them around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• United States
2 Sep 08
Wholly Smokes. Man you are busy! That is a lot of birthdays! but a lot of funs a celebrating!
2 Sep 08
I have two grown up children and four grandchildren. Soe of them are easy to buy for but some of the others can be difficult to please so I am thinking of just giving them gift vouchers and buy them a small present for the tree. Maybe a funny throw away one.
• United States
2 Sep 08
I never have bougt any gag gifts.. I will have to think about that one!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I rarely buy gifts anymore. I send gift cards to our out of state grandkids and our 3 daughters. It's just so much easier since I can't find anything they really like or need. Although last year I did buy our girls a light which was in a cube of glass, like the old bathroom windows, that had a string of Christmas lights inside. It was extremely pretty. A friend has a friend who made them and they were so nice looking I had to get them. Two of our daughters also have birthdays in December so it does get costly.
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