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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:43 PM
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Has anyone else here not started their christmas shopping?
the thought of actually just making the list makes me feel queasy.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:44 PM
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1. same here...
I don't even know how I'm going to be able to buy all of things I need/want to for people... ugh. x(
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:47 PM
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2. i don't have any idea of what i'm getting for anyone including my husband and daughter
so i asked her to make a list of what she would like "Jeez Mom, nothing, i can't think of anything besides book store and itunes gift cards" thats pretty bad when even a 13 year old doesn;t want anything.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:56 PM
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8. actually it's pretty good
you've apparently provided well for your daughter. You've also raised her well -- she knows there's more to life than stuff.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:57 PM
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9. she's not really into "Stuff" except for books, music and art supplies and bingo, now thanks
to you i have an idea, some spiffy new art supplies! Thank you!
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:48 PM
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3. I never do my Christmas shopping before the last week
Often, I'm running around on Christmas Eve getting the bulk of it. But I actually enjoy that.

I discovered long ago that the earlier I started shopping, the more I bought, because I'd just keep doing it until Christmas Eve anyway. :)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:49 PM
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5. do you panic at all waiting so long? Thats my problem, panic sets in.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:13 PM
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36. Not really, but I suppose it might if I had a lot of people to shop for
I just have my son and my partner, and two or three friends.

If you don't like dealing with the crowds, Amazon is a good place to buy from, since they give you "last day to order" shipping deadlines and you can usually buy pretty close to the holiday. I used to use Overstock a lot, but they screwed me last year.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:49 PM
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4. I haven't even started *thinking* about it yet.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:52 PM
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6. I walked LK through the toy store to get some clue what he wants, but that's it.
I'm going to try real hard to get everything online, except some clothes for LK.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:53 PM
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7. i do most of my gift shooping online because it has to get shipped to the east coast
but this year i feel like i'm out of ideas.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:02 PM
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10. I bouht two of these online today....
One for the triplets and one for their three first cousins.

:D

They are really cool.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:04 PM
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11. do they have to use their imagination?
you're messing with my head.
:D
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:07 PM
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12. Oops!!!!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:10 PM
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13. thats pretty cool, and my kids could use it for several things, school for one
and she has the book "A thousand places to see before you die" and she needs a map to stick push pins for the locations she wants to go. Thanks for the link, i'm thinking my nieces would like that as well.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:06 AM
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30. i remember seeing the satellite images and thinking how huge Africa was
i'm sure it had a lot to do with the maps i had seen before which gave a misleading impression .
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:11 PM
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14. No way! I procrastinate! That makes it more fun!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:23 PM
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15. I haven't started and I have zero inspiration.
And I'm usually about half-done by now. I'm just not in the spirit this year.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:29 PM
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16. me neither, maybe thats the problem, i have almost no interest in celebrating christmas
this year. My friend Mary and her son are coming out to spend the holiday with us this year, he other son got deployed and is in Kirkuk and she can't deal with her family right now, her extended family that is so she's coming to hang out in California for week. I'm really looking forward to her visit, just not Christmas.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:29 PM
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17. I'll start about a month from now. n/t
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:33 PM
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18. I am going to donate to the "Human Fund"
In all of your names.....
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:49 PM
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19. Me, but what I'm going to get are either gift certificates or cash.
No biggie for me.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:49 PM
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20. I haven't started yet
I don't have a lot to buy but I usually wait until the last minute.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM
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21. Not me, I'm broke. Got about 8 dollars and change until the end of the month.
x(
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:54 PM
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22. i'm making genuine progress, i have the list...
shopping starts tomorrow http://taylorsmarket.com :thumbsup:
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:54 PM
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23. My Christmas shopping usually begins...
...at around 11:50pm on December 24th, and consists of a panicked dash to the nearest gas station "all nite shop." Say what you like, but my family never runs short of windscreen washer fluid and jumper cables.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:58 PM
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24. Started my what what now?
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:59 PM
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25. Prior to outright declaration of WAR on Christmas, we are doing a boycott
Seriously. Screw the whole system.
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RiffRandell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:12 AM
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26. Me. n/t
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Al Federfer Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:48 AM
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27. Screw Christmas. n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:52 AM
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28. pretty much done..my daughter and i have been buying all year.
deep discounts on last years christmas stuff,charity shop stuff the rest of the this year.we have about three boxes full of stuff that cost about 250. i`ll buy my wife and kids one new present and that`s it...
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:01 AM
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29. I'm not sure whether I'm actually doing christmas shopping this year
so, no, I've not started either ...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:12 AM
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31. I don't buy into any of that crap
although I do give to an needy family
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:18 AM
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32. I did buy one
I hope it all works out 'cause I bought her a weird item.

:hi:
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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:26 AM
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33. I don't shop
for anyone other than those close to me in my daily life.

My family, and others understand.

That's the way I am. I give to those who have given to me during the year.
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Bzzzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:30 AM
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34. 95% finished...
One grandchild to go...all thru online purchases. Only one grandchild to go and wrapping paper.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:16 AM
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35. Finished because I don't participate! Woo-Hoo! n/t
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:18 PM
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37. Haven't done a thing yet.
Finally looked at my family's Amazon wish lists last night.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:19 PM
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38. I always wait until the last possible second.
I've waited until Christmas Eve before. :P
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:21 PM
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39. I either make a gift, or don't give one
My family is very big and for a long time all our spare $$ went into caring for an aging, ill mother (who now, thank goodness, has full benefits)- the only thing we'd buy gifts for was an extraordinary event, like a graduation or wedding, something that doesn't necessarily come every year. So for Christmas, we just either make gifts, or call each other. We make the house festive with boughs, etc. (don't buy a tree - don't like the idea of cutting a tree just to toss it away) and always make really good food, but that's about it.

The entire capitalist frenzy at the holidays really pisses me off. I guess I'm just a Scrooge.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:27 PM
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40. there are a few small items purchased, for husband and daughter
and I don't plan to shop for anyone else. I have a bunch of stuff to prepare for a fund raising party, and a Christmas party at our YWCA for the resident girls

I have to get through Thanksgiving and my daughter's birthday first.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:38 PM
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41. No
I do better just waiting until Dec. 24. It really seems to work. Before that, I have no idea what to get.

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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:43 PM
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42. I've bought a few ornaments from Crate and Barrel, along with a doormat
That's it!
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