Do you already buy gift items for Christmas?

Philippines
November 20, 2009 1:48am CST
I have noticed people are already buying advanced items such as gifts for Christmas. It’s a fine way of distributing finances. I admire people who are like that since they’re anticipating things ahead of time. Are you that kind too?
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@carmelbg (521)
22 Nov 09
I started my christmas shopping at the beginning of this month. I think its less of a shock to the bank balance to pick things up each week for a couple of monthes before christmas. I am almost finished my shopping now I just have a couple of items to order online to send family back home.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 09
that's right.stuffs cost less expensive too than when you buy in that season. if i have extra bucks i would buy stuffs for other children too because christmas time is really a big deal for children.
@bigbaps (118)
20 Nov 09
I always buy during the year for christmas, infact I was ready by end of october. Not sure why more people don't shop earlier in the year.
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• Philippines
23 Nov 09
it's actually because of financial constraints.others just simply text messages to greet during the holidays. they extend that little gestures just to show they remember people during christmas even without gifts really.
@Wizzywig (7858)
20 Nov 09
I buy things as and when I see/can afford them throughout the year. I dont plan what I'm going to buy in advance. I have several wrapped already so I will have forgotten what they are by the time the recipient opens them... surprise for me as well as for them
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• Philippines
23 Nov 09
wow that's great.it is indeed surprising for both of you. Celebrating the Christmas in a unique way and surprising the loved ones with fabulous gifts is what one desires. With the approaching of Christmas you might be making every attempt to find wonderful gifts and preserve the moments.
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
Not yet because I still have no enough budget to buy for gifts. Maybe I will start my shopping for Christmas on the second week of December, right now I have already prepared a list for people whom I want to give gifts and eavesdropping what they want this Christmas.hehehhee
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• Philippines
23 Nov 09
well we can always ask people what they want to have this Christmas. When thinking of what to give to special people, think outside the box and create something that you put your heart into.Unique Christmas gifts are easy to choose. All that are needed are creativity and a little knowledge about the receiver.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I have bought a couple things that I have found to be good deals. I will keep my eye open from October on. I like to save money so if I find a good gift on sale, I buy it, even if it is a little early.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
20 Nov 09
I been doing that for along time I use to start at Janurary and buy off and on till Christmas and leave the big ones at the last I always got stocking stuffers at different times threw the year.but this year I didn't because I had a flood and was sick from it I going have to move and that's allot work just at Christmas. cd
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Dec 09
Hi, flagella08. I have not bought any gifts for Christmas yet. If I do get any gifts it will be at the last week in December. A couple of days before Christmas that is. If I had the money like that, i would buy ahead of time. I am the type of person that likes to be on time with many things. Buying earlier means I won't have to rush as much.
@akante (151)
• Latvia
7 Dec 09
I am doing that in longer time before Christmas. When you have more time to think what concrete people need more. I don't want to be in flow when all run to shops and in a little panic search presents.
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
I don't usually buy gifts but my sister does last Sunday. She bought gifts for us and to our godsons and goddaughters. Usually if you buy gifts earlier you can save money because the items is much cheaper compare when you buy this coming December.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I don't buy all year round for one reason - what people want changes. At the beginning of the year they might want a certain cd, right? So you buy it, on sale, and wait for Christmas. But by the end of the year they might have already gotten the cd as a birthday gift, or already bought it themselves. And then you have a cd that you may not be able to get rid of. I usually wait until November to start buying Christmas gifts, though I look all year round. I usually make a list of things I see that I think my loved ones would like, and if they still show interest towards the end of the year I buy it then. I do save some money here and there all year round though, so that I'm not overwhelmed at the end of the year.
@geeann (11)
• Hong Kong
23 Nov 09
not yet. maybe i am planning to start buying by first week of december or second week of december. anyway, i do not have much to buy.
• United States
22 Nov 09
Nope I have not bought any gifts for christmas yet I'm still trying to figure out what I'm actually going to buy people for christmas which I really dont have any idea just yet im sure I will and once I do I will have some good ideas of what I will buy people and once I do then ill buy them.
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
I do buy christmas gift in advance if i have a budget ahead of it. I make sure to buy gifts for kids, for my kids, and for my kids friends because children are the ones who are very happy in receiving gifts during christmas times no matter how small it is...