I bought her a candle (amongst other things to discuss)

United States
November 27, 2016 7:51pm CST
A friend and I were texting last night and she mentioned she had bought me a present. We don't often buy things for each other anymore. A lot of that has to do with both of our lack of communicating about making plans. We are really good friends, but we are both just terrible at keeping in touch. Anyway, I made a note in the back of my mind to come home and start figuring out what to get her. I was looking through etsy at candles when I think i found the perfect one. It's a butterbeer (a la Harry Potter) candle but with the label of "El's Waffles". Now, while I am a fan of the Harry Potter series, I've never smelled anything ButterBeer flavored. I'm not sure if perhaps it's similar to the smell of waffles or not but that is of no importance. "El's Waffles" for those who didn't catch the reference, refers to El (or Eleven) from Stranger Things. Both of us are a fan of that series, and of Harry Potter so I figured that's the perfect gift. I have no idea how much she spent on me, so I might get her something else as well. Well this week is going to be very dragging for me (I've already explained why) but I suppose I could start doing some laundry (some 'not everyday wear" that I've put off washing) and some organizing and decorating as well. The only problem is that I want to earn online to offset some of the cost of Christmas, as well as shop for Christmas too. I'm not very good with time management. Or Motivation. Yeah... So how is your Christmas shopping going? How's the decorating going?
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
No decorating for me. Christmas shopping? I think I'll just give cash as gifts. Or gift cards.
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• United States
28 Nov 16
I try to steer away from giving gift cards or cash, but I know it's becoming more and more the norm now.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum why don't you want to give gift cards or cash? I'm curious.
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• United States
28 Nov 16
@allen0187 I guess I like the fun of putting a lot of thought and effort into a gift. I know it seems like a lot of people prefer gift cards or cash over anything else, but I like to receive a gift that someone put thought into.
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
28 Nov 16
I think that is a cool gift and think she will love it. My shopping is almost done and next need to wrap gifts. I am planning to do some canning and baking then will be done. The tree is decorated out doors and lights are up.
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• United States
28 Nov 16
Is the canning and baking part of the Christmas Gifts? I have a cousin who gives cookies every year. I don't mind much as they are really yummy. I put a few of my mom's decorations up, but need to make space for more. There's really not a lot of space here to work with, so no tree.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
29 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, when I was out of work every item I gave was homemade and the tradition of giving homemade for many of my friends has continued. Nobody knows when times could be hard again and this way there is no pressure to spend money that the other person or I might not have that year.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
28 Nov 16
I'm done with both. We didn't do much decorating this year, but we got the tree up.. I spent all day today wrapping.. so that's done too! Whoop!
• United States
28 Nov 16
wow you are ahead of the game! Good On You! I tend to procrastinate on the wrapping until the last minute.
• United States
28 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Once it comes in the house it has to be wrapped so the kids don't see what they got.. so today I spent the day bringing everything in and wrapping it. I'm still waiting on 1 package to be shipped that contains 2 gifts.. but other than that.. I'm done!
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• United States
28 Nov 16
@katsmeow1213 So hiding it in closets or under beds doesn't work with your kids?
@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
28 Nov 16
They does sound like the perfect gift and I bet it smells good. I haven't done any shopping since Friday when I did some online shopping. I still have a ways to go. I got some of the decorating done but I still have to finish that. It will all get done eventually.
• United States
28 Nov 16
I've done some of the decorating but I plan on bringing a couple of more things in as well. I already know what I am getting one other person, it's just a matter of figuring out where to buy it.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
28 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum It is always so much easier when we know what we want and just have to find it. it stresses me out finding that perfect gift for somebody when I don't have a clue what to buy them.
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• United States
28 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe That is when I resort to things like the holiday food gift sets. Hot Chocolate or popcorns in a tin for one.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Nov 16
Its not yet as Im just not in the mood yet for ' ch rist;mas
• United States
28 Nov 16
I can understand that, Hatley. I'm not feeling especially jovial yet myself.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I qill be in the mood come mid december lol
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• United States
28 Nov 16
@Hatley SAme here, I think. It's still a little too warm in NC for me to really say it's "Christmas." I am enjoying the not so frigid temps though.
@celticeagle (119847)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov 16
I bet it has some vanilla in it. Shopping going well. About half done. No decorating.
• United States
29 Nov 16
It might just. I guess I'll have to make a discussion on what I think it smells like when I get it. I"m sitting here trying to wrack my brain on what to get my grandmother. I haven't moved on to anyone else because I want to get hers before I do. Slippers? No, regardless of if they have traction, she could still fall. Pajama bottoms? She's not much of a wearer of those things. A Robe? She has a thick shawl she loves already.. I'm pretty much at my wits end am thinking of getting her a jar of orange marmalade and a loaf of bread!
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@celticeagle (119847)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ........ I bet she would be happy with anything you buy here. Maybe a treat she hasn't had for a while. Something she likes.
@shaggin (37726)
• United States
28 Nov 16
That is a gift I would absolutely love to receive. I love Harry Potter and so do my children! Butterbeer is a cream soda kind of smell. The candle I imagine will smell amazing!
• United States
28 Nov 16
Thanks for the description on the smell, I thought it might have had a sort of caramel hard candy smell to it myself. I hope the candle does smell good, and that she'll like it.
@LadyDuck (175958)
• Switzerland
28 Nov 16
My Monday laundry is done, the cleaning of the house proceeds and the decorations will be put on the coming Sunday. I am almost ready for Christmas.
• United States
28 Nov 16
I tend to do the majority of my "week to week" laundry on Tuesday. A lot of this is old clothes I never wear that need to be washed before donating, or clothes that need to be stored away for summer. I don't think I'll truly be ready for Christmas until the week before. It always seems there's something last minute I have forgotten.
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@LadyDuck (175958)
• Switzerland
29 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I already washed more than 6 weeks ago all the summer clothes and they are stored until the next late spring. Now it's time to finish the Christmas decorations.
@marlina (77841)
• Canada
28 Nov 16
Xmas shopping somehow done.
• United States
28 Nov 16
somehow or somewhat?
@TheHorse (72325)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Nov 16
I'm not big on presents, as they mostly add clutter. But I like communicating with people.
• United States
28 Nov 16
Not everyone exchanges presents anymore. Presents do add a lot of clutter, both when buying for others and receiving from others. I feel like the first week the gifts just stay in one common area until a place can be made for them. Better useful gifts like food or new socks really.
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
28 Nov 16
that is such a nice gift...more because it actually means something to the two of you.
• United States
28 Nov 16
Yes and I know she likes candles. Even though we've known each other for 15 years, sometimes it's still difficult to figure out what to get someone.
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@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
28 Nov 16
I have some outdoor trees put out, and tied up with fishing line. They need a little pizazz though and I am not sure what just yet. Not sure where to put the indoor tree or trees. I know that there is at least one and maybe more down the hill in the shed. I need to go look at your other posts.
• United States
28 Nov 16
Yes, I haven't been very active here in quite some time. I haven't seen a lot of the "Regulars" yet either. My grandmother gave me a church that lights up, it was her mom's. I need to find a good and sturdy place to put it, that is also centralized. I gave my niece one of other decorations for what we call "the kids room." It's where my niece and nephew sleep. I told her I might put some more decorations that were her grandmother's (my mom's) and she got excited about that. We've never been a family to decorate much outside. I do remember my grandmother would put lights in the bushes, but otherwise all of our decor was indoor.