With Christmas only being a few months off, has anyone started buying gifts yet?

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  1. mvillecat profile image70
    mvillecatposted 8 years ago

    With Christmas only being a few months off, has anyone started buying gifts yet?

    I purchase gifts year round so I do not have to rush and spend a lot of money during the holidays.

  2. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    Hi mvillecat smile    Yes, I have things put away. I buy all year long when I see that perfect item at the right price. It takes the pressure off, so I can relax and really enjoy the lovely things like choral music, crackling fires in the fireplace, decorating,  cooking, and entertaining.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi cat! I too do this so I can enjoy the things you mentioned. That is what the holidays should be about. Thanks for commenting.

  3. bankscottage profile image96
    bankscottageposted 8 years ago

    My wife does the Christmas shopping and does it all year round also.  She finds things at great prices, but sometimes I think she buys more than she would if she bought it all at the last minute.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We women love to give and get presents! Your wife sounds like a thoughtful person. Thanks for commenting bankscottage!

  4. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 8 years ago

    I've started planning, but not purchasing. For example, I know the gifts for everyone, yet they are not in my home as of now. Most will be bought on Black Friday.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, that is a start. I used to love going out on Black Friday but since I have had to take over all the cooking for Thanksgiving for my family I am far too exhausted. Thanks for commenting!

    2. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Lord! Cooking everything? Good luck, you need and deserve a break after that.

    3. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, and yes I do!

  5. talfonso profile image90
    talfonsoposted 8 years ago

    Not yet - but I'm actually going to buy supplies for gifts because they are homemade. I love the personality and the special touch those of the kind offer, plus they cost less than beating the crowds and buying a lot. This year, I'm going to use the craft floss lying around at home for friendship bracelets for the kids.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is wonderful. I did that last year and will do it again this year. I made all my nieces and nephews decorative pillowcases. Thanks for commenting.

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    ElleBeeposted 8 years ago

    I haven't started too actively.  But I did buy one book for someone, and have been putting money aside toward gifts so it will be there when it's needed. I'm planning to make several (hopefully most) of my gifts, so I've started looking for supplies for that and am ready to start those project once the weather cools and it's good stay in and craft weather.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cold weather really gets me in the holiday mood too. Thanks for commenting.

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    Garifaliaposted 8 years ago

    Read the following Hub and watch the video, then think about Christmas and gift buying.
    http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Social … avery-2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui4yX17c … lpage#t=3s
    (What would Jesus buy)

    Don't shrug me off or think 'what a party pooper', but DO think, please.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with billy's hub completely. Everyone is for sale. That is why my husband and I chose many years ago not to keep up with the Joneses. Check my blog out www.sowingasimpleharvest.com. In the last few years we have scaled back our Christmas.

    2. profile image0
      Garifaliaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will. Take Care.

  8. TeachableMoments profile image76
    TeachableMomentsposted 8 years ago

    No, but I'm actually on my way to pick up wrapping paper, gift boxes and tissue paper. I can't believe everything is already on sale! Haven't even found my daughter's Halloween costume! Christmas shopping starts so early these days.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it does. I love Halloween. The fall season is my favorite! Thanks for commenting.

  9. lorddraven2000 profile image90
    lorddraven2000posted 8 years ago

    I have bought a few but nowhere at all near where I should be

  10. mommabear07 profile image60
    mommabear07posted 8 years ago

    Christmas is a year round thing for me. For the gifts I make, I buy the materials and start making things in the spring and summer so that I have enough time to get them done.  As for the store bought gifts, I started purchasing them in a couple of months ago.

    1. mvillecat profile image70
      mvillecatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks mommabear! I make gifts year round too or at least I try.

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    Angela N Jamesposted 8 years ago

    I buy Christmas presents all year long.  I actually have a special plastic bin for them in the basement to store all of them.  I also hand make some presents so I always start those really early.  For example, I made a 40 page scrapbook of my sister and her fiance as a gift and started it in the summer.  It took forever to make it but they loved it!

 
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