I am no miracle worker but I always try my best to get everyone what they really want (within reason). I always ask my friends or family what they would like? Or if they could give me some ideas for their children. I like to know what to buy, that way I know it will actually get used and not just sit in a closet collecting dust. Some might think it’s wrong to ask for something, or to tell other what you want. Honestly I find it makes things easier. I make a list and therefore plan my trip accordingly. I am a practical person and enjoy buying practical gifts.
Tonight my daughter was out at an activity so hubby, DS and myself all took a trip over to the local mall. I had a clear plan in my mind of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to purchase. I managed to get quite a bit done. 1-2 more small trips and we should be completely done. I really should have just went myself though because lets face it, 99% of husbands HATE shopping. I feel rushed when he is with me because I know he could care less about what I am buying and who it’s for, he just wants it done. Then when I look at things that have nothing to do with the Christmas gifts I am there for he really gets annoyed, haha whoops!
I tell myself every year “I must start earlier”. Why can’t I be one of those wonderfully smart people who are done in September-October? No I always wait, and put myself through this torture and stress. Maybe I don’t feel in the holiday spirit so early? Maybe I wait for sales? I don’t really know why I wait. I am definitely going to strive to start earlier, if only to make it easier on myself and my wallet so it’s not such a large chunk all at once. At least I am not as bad as my hubby who usually shops on Christmas Eve.
Are you a planner and have your shopping all finished wayyyyyy early? Or are you like me and still have a few more to go?
Have fun shopping for those last gifts, the malls are only going to get crazier. Heidi <3