Started my Christmas shopping this morning

@Happy2BeMe (74935)
Canada
October 17, 2016 8:26am CST
I just ordered something online for Christmas so my Christmas shopping has officially begun. I have a long ways to go but I have to start somewhere so I figured today would be the day. Now I am excited for it to arrive. So who else has gotten an early start on their Christmas shopping? Did you have a lot of people to buy for?
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@CinnamonGrl (6065)
• Paradise, California
17 Oct 16
I need to do that too. I only get paid once a month and won't have a lot of online income this month due to the carpal tunnel or whatever it is. I don't know if all my peeps have even stated their wishlist, though. Good for you for doing it early!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
I hope I can keep going so I can get it finished early too. Hope you get some relief from the pain soon.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
17 Oct 16
I bought my first gift about 2 weeks ago. I have some things in my saved cart on Amazon, I will probably get busy right around Halloween and hope to be done by Thanksgiving. I don't have a lot to buy for these days, only 1 child left at home. The older kids get gifts, but not as many. The grand kids get lots of gifts from Meemaw. I usually buy for the person I work for and possibly his family, depends on who I'm working with. It has been different the past 3 years and I only have 1 co-worker. I do bake and make chocolates for a few people and they are wrapped into a beautiful gift basket.
@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
Homemade gifts are always the best! :)
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
17 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe, I have always thought so.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
@beaniefanatic13 Last year my older sister gave me a variety of homemade pickles and jams. It was great!
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@sharon6345 (137839)
• United States
17 Oct 16
I am just about done with mine. I started Jan this year. Before June I was basically done. I have a few extra gifts that I want to buy people.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
You are always on the ball. I admire that about you!
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@sharon6345 (137839)
• United States
17 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Thanks it's been like that for me for a long time.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
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@marlina (77795)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
We have few people to buy for, so it won't be too difficult. Not started yet.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
I usually only start in December then I am stressed up until the stores close Christmas Eve. I don't want to to that to myself this year so trying to get it done early if at all possible.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Oct 16
I do my Christmas shopping more or less all year round,this is because i don't have money sitting around so any time l have any money left and see something i love, l will grab it, come Christmas, all my presents are ready.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
That is a great idea. Every year I say I am going to do that and I never do!
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Takes away a lot of stress and since the money is divided all year round,you dont feel it as much,it`s not the same as giving $500 all at once
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
@miniam that definitely would help with the stress of the holidays
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@moffittjc (45199)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Oct 16
I plan to start my Christmas shopping on December 26th! That is when you can find the best deals! LOL
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
You do have a point there but I hate to be out there with all those crazy shoppers on Boxing Day.
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@moffittjc (45199)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Shouldn't all those people be home on Boxing Day opening up all those boxes? I should have the stores all to myself!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
@moffittjc you would think so would you? lol
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@allen0187 (33909)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
Back when I was still giving out Christmas gifts, I usually start buying gifts as early as August and I finish my Christmas shopping around October. Nowadays, I just give good vibes and cash for Christmas!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
Great idea! I like to buy gifts for the little ones!
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@allen0187 (33909)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe what sorts of gifts do you give? Toys? Books? Clothes?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
@allen0187 usually all of them for my grandchildren and for the other children in the family I like to buy toys or an outfit and a book.
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@SIMPLYD (82850)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
I only get to buy some Christmas gifts , when our 13th month pay is given on the first week of December . I only give gifts to my parents and my 5 nephews and nieces .
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
That is not too bad then. That way you have the extra money and can go out and get what you need then. I don't make any extra money so I have to stretch my pay check a little further each week.
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@SIMPLYD (82850)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Here in the Philippines , 13th month pay ( equivalent to one month ) is mandatory for all employers to give to their employers . Bonus is not mandatory , it depends to the company to give it or not . But then here in our company , we get our bonus 1 day before Christmas holidays .
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
21 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD What a great help that must be for people to get their Christmas shopping done along with their Christmas meal,m etc.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
17 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Have you made a list of things to buy for Christmas?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
No not really but I am going to start that soon! I try to have a plan so it makes it easier.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
18 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Yes,you should go about it in an orderly way.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
17 Oct 16
We used to have tons of people for whom we bought gifts. When the nieces and nephews reach the age of 18, we stop the Christmas gifts. We only have two left to buy gifts for, so that makes things easier and we can focus on others a bit more.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
I used to have a lot more then I do now but I still have quite the list. Of course I usually overdo it with the grandchildren.
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
18 Oct 16
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@xstitcher (12465)
• Petaluma, California
19 Oct 16
I think I did, but now that you mention it, I'm not sure where I put anything....
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
lol that happens sometime
@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
18 Oct 16
I usually have started by now, but have yet to this year.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
You have been so busy with all that has been going on in your life.
• United States
18 Oct 16
We have dropped out of the commercial version of Christmas. Gifts can mean a lot to people that we love, but home made or otherwise special non-commercial gifts can be just as meaningful. Time spent caring and listening can be even better than gifts, and be better for the environment, as well.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
True but I love to buy presents for the children.
@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Oct 16
I have not yet started shopping for Christmas , but our faculty office is full of Christmas tree made of Tire wires project of my students. I may share the photos tomorrow.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
Oh I would love to see that!
• United States
18 Oct 16
I have already finished my Christmas shopping this year and it feels great to have started early and been done so early as well. It is a big relief off my shoulders and now I can focus on other things.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
That is wonderful!
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@Juliaacv (33116)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
We don't have a lot to buy for, but haven't come up with any ideas yet, so haven't started as a result. I won't take us long once we get a list started.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
Yes that is usually the way!
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
I don't know how we are going to exchange gifts this year with everyone being so far away. I am almost tempted to hold Christmas with the kids when they come for a visit!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
That would be a good idea.
@LoriAMoore (4659)
• United States
17 Oct 16
Not me, not yet, but a friend of mine has already finished hers.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
I would love to be finished!
@RitzzView (2758)
• India
19 Oct 16
We here don't usually shop during festivals. . we only shop when we need
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
Very cool. I never knew that.
@RitzzView (2758)
• India
19 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Yes.. By me I meant my home and family.. So, its rare
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
@RitzzView Oh ok..:)
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• United Kingdom
18 Oct 16
Gosh it's that time of year again!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
It sure is!
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• United Kingdom
18 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe I was planning to start last month. Hasn't happened yet haha
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
@annaroselock I hope I can continue. I so want to get done early this year for a change and not be shopping when the stores close on Christmas Eve.
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