Gift hoarding

@FayeHazel (19813)
United States
September 6, 2017 12:15pm CST
Seeing as my parent's birthdays just happened, I need to refill my gift hoard.  What's a gift hoard you ask? I buy things that I think people would like around the year - as I see them, then I save them up, ready for gift giving opportunities - like birthdays and Christmas.   This serves several purposes for me.  It saves me from trying to look for items people would like last minute, and it saves me from being broke those months when gift opportunities roll around.  Do you do this, too? Photo: Mine
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@MALUSE (43467)
• Uzbekistan
6 Sep 17
My mother had such a box. It's a great idea. I always have gifts ready, namely my photo postcards. People like to get them. :-)
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Gifts that friends make are the best! :-)
@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Sep 17
I do that - but not intentionally.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Wow- you just see tihngs and buy as you see them?
@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I buy as needed, but I think it wise of you to hoard gifts so that you are always prepared.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Ah yes, I hate feeling unprepared
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I used to be better about that . . . I used to buy stuff up all year 'round - but in the past maybe couple years I haven't. I've gotten more selfish and started buying things for ME . But you do have me thinking that I should start the holiday shopping now!
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Nothing wrong with being selfish at times. I used to give away the gift cards I would win, however now I keep them for me :-)
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
12 Sep 17
@FayeHazel I've done that too . . . give away the gift cards. Sometimes we just have to be nice to ourselves . Hey, so I've started the holiday gift hoarding .
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
12 Sep 17
@much2say Yay! It is great you already have a start on your holiday gift run! You're right though -- sometimes it's nice to have treats for just ourselves too
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 17
YES! I do this all the time. When I thing something that a member of my family or a friend would like I buy it.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
It's a great idea :-)
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@YrNemo (14703)
7 Sep 17
I do that now and then. The problem is, I end up with a pile of treasures which I don't want to part with.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Ha ha, oh that is a very real point, too
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@YrNemo (14703)
11 Sep 17
@FayeHazel Right now, right in my bedroom, there are 2 shelves full of figurines, witches, Vikings, babies, angels... (They are soooo pretty!)
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
@YrNemo I love figurines! I have a weakness for faeries myself :-)
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@Hannihar (41898)
19 Apr
@FayeHazel Actually Faye I think that is a good idea so you will have something when the time is right to give to the person.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
19 Apr
It seems to work out pretty well :-) I have a large stash at the moment :-)
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@Hannihar (41898)
20 Apr
@FayeHazel That is great Faye.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
7 Sep 17
I know a lot of people who do this. Here on the islands we don't give out gifts so much. Basically we have get together and everyone brings food. Basically the only time to exchange or give a gift is for the small children at Christmas. I think it is a good idea to do this. Then when you need a gift you have something to give.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
It's a good point. I have wanted for awhile to cut back on gift buying... sometimes it gets a little intense -- but I do love giving and getting gifts. :-)
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
11 Sep 17
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Sep 17
I tried something like that once. I would buy two presents - one for the birthday, one for Christmas. It worked out that year. I wasn't able to do it since.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Sometimes it just doesn't want to seem to work out. I know I'm struggling to rebuild my stashed gifts, though at least I have a little time
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Sep 17
@FayeHazel Yes you do.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Sep 17
No, I am usually running around like crazy last minute shopping! I really should start a gift hoard.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Ha ha, oh I shouldn't laugh though, that is such an unpleasant feeling
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Sep 17
@FayeHazel , I know and you think I would learn, but no, next thing I know I am running around like crazy! lol
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@kepweng (18545)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
11 Sep 17
i have a friend hoarding a gift and then after a few years she would sell it in higher price
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
12 Sep 17
That is actually a smart idea too
@responsiveme (16816)
• India
11 Sep 17
Yes, I do...Especially when I go out to visit other cities I get and store things which is not available where I live.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
12 Sep 17
That is good thinking - to buy plenty of what you don't have access to in your hometown
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@teamfreak16 (41373)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Sep 17
No, I always seemed to wait until the last possible minute back when I celebrated such occasions.
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Actually I know people who do wait until after holidays to buy gifts because that's when all the stuff goes on sale. Not a bad plan, actually :-)
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
6 Sep 17
It never entered my mind. I like it!
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
It's a pretty good idea. :-) And excuse to go shop
@m_audrey6788 (15094)
• Philippines
6 Sep 17
I do the same
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@FayeHazel (19813)
• United States
11 Sep 17
It is a really good plan :-)