How many of us write a Christmas shopping list?

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 12, 2009 6:56pm CST
I always write a shopping list for Christmas,but always end up getting extra things along the way.I tend to write a gift list as well as a food and drink list.
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@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
13 Oct 09
Well, that's something I no longer need to worry about. I've only really got 2 other people to buy for...and the occasional close friend, IF I know they'll happen to be in the city. Most of my close friends spend their holiday, visiting family out of town. As far as MY family goes...I haven't been in contact with them for more than 22 years, and don't even know where or how I'd be able to find them. It was just an unfortunate way things turned out between us...too many variables to deal with......and YES, it does bother me still to this day. cdrxo
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I like writing christmas shopping list, this just makes me really happy, thinking of a great gift for my siblings, my parents and friends.. Sometimes, I change the gift a couple of times, until I think of the best one that I could give. Shopping with Christmas list really helps cause I don't like just walking around the mall not really knowing where to go and what to buy..
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
13 Oct 09
jugs I have to write a christmas list. If I don't then my pea brain has the tendency to forget who I have bought for or who not....LOL..I started the other day asking my grandsons what they wanted for christmas. Boy that was a long conversation with them. I can't remember half of what they said. I just hope that mom remembers..Have a great day and keep smiling..
• United States
16 Oct 09
Hi jugs Thanks for the BR. I greatly appreciate it very much. You keep up the good work on those discussions. As always you have a nice day and keep smiling my friend.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
18 Oct 09
This is the first year that I am not living with my parents when it's christmas. I make a weekly shopping list so I guess christmas won't be that much different (allthough I am planning to do a lot of my groceries at once, for example for two weeks, to avoid crowded supermarkets). With gifts I don't have a shopping list. I go window shopping or online shopping for christmas gifts but usually I don't know exactly what I will buy. I do make a budget for each person because I feel the gesture should count more than how expensive the present is, plus is helps me not to spend more than I have.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 09
I used to do all that. Used to write a list of what I was going to get everyone and what I needed for Christmas. I don't anymore. Used to buy all the little extras and just can't afford to do it anymore. And they were never really that appreciated either as I recall. No, I don't do the list anymore.
• India
13 Oct 09
Oh there is two more months to go for Christmas. I never write a list, because i usually get things even which is not listed. I atleast need three days for Cristmas shopping. I'm a kind of person who run around shops and get whichever attracts me.
13 Oct 09
I'm pretty sure a lot of people still do that! Christmas is such an exciting season! The thought of giving people presents, and not to mention, receiving presents as well makes our Christmas more exciting! So, to avoid confusion and deciding on the last minute when shopping and for budgeting's sake, I still write a shopping list. We still should stick to our budget even if that's Christmas because if we exceed, the remaining days of the year will suffer and that's not good because we don't live for Christmas only.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I don't really write lists, but I think I should develop the habit of doing so to avoid the hustle bustle of Christmas Shopping madness and panic. hehehe.. I did so last year, and it was all smooth-sailing for me, and I didn't go over-budget either.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Its good to write but everyone will end up buying more. Buying trends depends more on what they see on shops rather than their necessities.
@doormouse (4619)
13 Oct 09
i only write a list for presents,i have 1 for the kids,1 for my parents and their partners,and 1 for the other people i need to buy for
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I always make a list I always check it twice....hee hee Actually my childrem give me a list of things they would like to receive. I chose from that list in order of importance.
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I write my list a few days after Christmas for the next year! I shop all year long and write down what I got next to the names of the people I buy for. I do a lot of clearance shopping through the year so I don't spend a lot of money. Last year I spent about $600 for every one. Which includes my 3 kids, husband and all the family kids we buy for (about 18)!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I usually start writing my Christmas shopping list sometime in September. I have so many family members to buy gifts for. I don't want to leave anyone out. Even though I make the list I don't follow it exactly. By Christmas week I am usually still shopping!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
13 Oct 09
since i shop a good part of the year for christmas, i have a running list of the things that i have bought, still want to buy etc. i usually start wrapping early in november, so i always go by my list.
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
when i have lots of money, i finish a list just to make sure i don't forget anything. from gifts to family, gifts to friends, a little something to myself, to little trinkets for my pets. But if i don't have money, what's the use of a list? haha
@nagikka (411)
• Italy
13 Oct 09
I usually write a Christmas list in order to remember which items I have to buy and who should get it. I usually start writing it months before Christmad itself, for instance I already know that I'll be getting my mom some stuff from Thun and my dad will be given clothes. I have yet to think about my sister, she had fallen in love with a duck-shaped lamp to keep on your desktop ehehe. It's pretty useful, that way you won't forget anybody :)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I do Christmas shopping list and believe me it works for me. Because what I do , I ask my family member what they really want to receive this Christmas but I include an amount on it LOL. And they can simply think of a things they wanted for the amount I had given and that is what they will receive every Christmas. I became hilarious when they open the present and you will see the shock on their faces and will say this line, " i never expect I will receive this thank you". LOL.
@much2say (40199)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Oh yes, I do write up a Christmas list . . . otherwise I would be totally disorganized!! First I write a list of all the people I need to get gifts for - and then when I get the gift, I write what I got for them next to their names. And once I am done with that person, I just check their name off. This list helps me from over or under buying for a person - and also helps me to organize and remember all the stuff that I bought and shoved in the closet! I don't write what I want to get for a person . . . that changes according to how much I have left in our budget! I am a total bargain hunter, but I like to be thoughtful about the gifts . . . so I have to be flexible. But even so, yes, I will pick up extra things for certain people along the way . . . it's fun, isn't it?
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I used to write a shopping list at Christmas but not no more. I just ask my family what they want then I go to the store and if I can not fine what they ask for then I pick up something I am sure they will like. I do though write what food I need to get for Christmas dinner.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
13 Oct 09
oh I write one at the mole, on every shopping receipt. "Don't leave this for last minute" It seems to work out well, cause I am down to leaving that shopping to the minute before last. lOL