Preparing Christmas gifts, is it too early?

@chiwasaki (4661)
Philippines
November 6, 2016 7:38pm CST
I can already feel the Christmas season. From lanterns and Christmas lights everywhere, you can already feel the spirit of Christmas. As early as now, I am already preparing gifts for kids. Yes, it is too early, but I am sure December will be a busy month. Many people will go to the mall and will have a last minute shopping. So, I will save some money and buy gifts as early as now. Is Christmas gift too early in November? Please share your thoughts about Christmas gifts.
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@sharon6345 (125749)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I started shopping last Jan I am done wrapping all I have here so far 13 gifts.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Wow that is great. I am planning to buy gift by this week or the next.
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@sharon6345 (125749)
• United States
7 Nov 16
@chiwasaki That i good for you. I am done now I think I just need one more gift.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
Sharon is definitely on top of her Christmas shopping. :)
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@marguicha (94653)
• Chile
7 Nov 16
My Cristmas gifts are still green. I make apricot jam from my apricot tree and give a big jar to everyone of the people I love. But the aprocots are ready around a week before Christmas.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Wow. I would love to try an apricot jam!
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@marguicha (94653)
• Chile
7 Nov 16
@chiwasaki It is delicious!
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I dont think so at all. Less than two months to go!
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Yeah, and I am so excited as well.
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
7 Nov 16
@Ghostdmo Thats what I am saying! Plu its nice not to make it super last minute! That gets stressful.
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@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
7 Nov 16
Christmas is barely two months from now. We still have Thanksgiving but I think having Christmas ornaments will do well with the Thanksgiving preparations. After all, the message behind Christmas is another thing to be thankful of.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Christmas is the season for giving. I also would like to share my blessings to some kids.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
Not too early :) I used to shop even earlier!
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Years ago, I bought gifts as early as August.
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• United States
8 Nov 16
@chiwasaki I shop throughout the year :) But this year I am a little late. I managed to do more Christmas Shopping online today though!
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby that's good. There are a lot of adorable toys online that I would like to buy for my son.
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• Peoria, Arizona
7 Nov 16
I know people who start working on and buying christmas gifts in July. It is never too early to be thoughtful!
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@sharon6345 (125749)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I go shopping the day after new Years. the prices are dirt cheap.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
There are too many people buying gifts on the second and third week of December.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
@sharon6345 but the kids here are expecting their gifts as early as December 24 hehe
@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
8 Nov 16
No, some people start gift shopping in the summer and earlier.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
I love the gift giving season.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
8 Nov 16
@chiwasaki Very nice!
@Meramar (2406)
7 Nov 16
Usually, I start in september. It's then when I think about whom I want to give christmas present and I make a list. After, I think about what to give to each written on the list. So, I already can start to by some in October and some in November. As you well said, in December the prices are going up and many persons leave the shopping for the last days. Too many people in the same area is something I don't like.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
Me too. I don't like huge crowd.
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@Meramar (2406)
8 Nov 16
@chiwasaki That's one of its advantages.
@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
7 Nov 16
This is actually the perfect time to buy gifts.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
I think so too!
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Yes, I think so too.
• United States
7 Nov 16
I think it is never too early to shop presents for Christmas because if you find something in the middle of June or July and it would make a nice gift for someone at Christmas you might as well buy it now then try and struggle to find it in December or try to remember what it was. I started my shopping in July-August and now I am done with shopping for everyone that I am buying for. Now all their gifts are done, I don't have the stress of holiday shopping and what to get someone, or have to worry about the money to buy it with.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
That's good to hear. You're already prepared.
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• Chenzhou, China
7 Nov 16
You have enough time to choose gifts, I look forward to Christmas.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Me too, I am so excited,
@carebear29 (28586)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
7 Nov 16
Its never too late
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
I hope the kids will like their gifts.
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@youless (91498)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 16
In fact it seems many foreigners already prepared for their Christmas gifts well. I haven't prepared for it yet. Since it is a little early for me. I prefer to do it next month. I don't want to buy something which I feel regretful. So buying it in the last minute sounds better for me.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Whichever works for you and convenient.
@jstory07 (67084)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Nov 16
I have been saving money back for a whole year and I will be sending out gift cards to everyone.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
I am also preparing gifts for the kids in our family. =)