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Christmas Shopping...

I may complain about the supermarkets already having a "Christmas" aisle full of chocolates, wrapping paper and some accessories already in stock. I will almost certainly complain when the Christmas lights and decorations in shops start appearing with almost certainly early into November (I just pray they wait until atleast halloween is out of the way this year!!!).

But, I am an advocate of early Christmas shopping.

For me it used to be a 'time' thing. Working in retail (and in a particular scetor of retail which usually is very busy on the run up to Christmas) I don't usually get much time off in December to get my own Christmas shopping done. As such I grew to getting it all done and dusted by December 1st where possible.

I have already started my Christmas shopping this year. I picked up a few bits a couple of weeks ago and have just placed an order for some bits for one of my sisters which should be here within the week.

Anotehr good thing about shopping early is that you are not rushed into buying things (or worse - discovering that the company you're buying them from has sold out already!) or worrying about them turning up in time for the 'Big Day' if you mail order them too close for comfort. I know how busy mail order outlets can get on the run up to Christmas!!!

Anyway, anotehr couple of items checked off the list. Let's see if I can get the majority of the shopping done before November 1st this year :p hehe...

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mr_rakshasa
Oct. 3rd, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
We've already finished our Christmas shopping.
I know.
tooth_fairy
Oct. 3rd, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
I've got a couple of things already, I hope to have all presents bought by November, all cards written in November and posted on the 1st December.

I'll then concentrate on not getting flustered and being smug at everyone who is getting flustered. I'll be the one getting tipsy on the christmas market, looking for seasonal food :)
dan_g
Oct. 3rd, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
"I may complain about the supermarkets already having a "Christmas" aisle full of chocolates, wrapping paper and some accessories already in stock. I will almost certainly complain when the Christmas lights and decorations in shops start appearing with almost certainly early into November (I just pray they wait until atleast halloween is out of the way this year!!!).

But, I am an advocate of early Christmas shopping."

Must be a thing for those of us who spent significant time working in retail. I share these sentiments almost word for word.
ffutures
Oct. 3rd, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Only bought one present so far, but have ideas for several more - determined not to do everything at the last minute this time.
imagnocean
Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ah Christmas. The good thing about only having 4 family members means I only technically have to get 3 real presents.

Smellies for mum and dad and a game and CD for my bro.

My xmas shopping is sorted.
glaelia
Oct. 3rd, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Don't suppose you need any help during November/December, do you? Or know anyone that does? :)

Looks like my course has been put back to March, which means I won't be starting my new job till then... and I've handed in my notice already, I finish in four weeks! Gah.
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