Start Your Christmas Shopping List

Start making your Christmas shopping list now.  I write my Christmas shopping list on the notepad in my cell phone. This ensures that the list is always with me and I don’t have to worry about someone accidentally finding my list.  It is horrible to wait so long to start shopping that you feel as if you are buying gifts just so you will have presents for your family to open.  Gifts are so much better when they are planned out.

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The women in my family are always the easiest to buy for because they all enjoy showing off new jewelry. A fun pair of hoop earrings usually does the trick! This year I am thinking of getting my sister and I a matching pair of gold hoop earrings. That would be something that we could both enjoy that would also come along with a little sentimental value as well. Yes, you read that correctly, LOL, I do shop for myself sometimes too. My family means well, but sometimes they just get too wound up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and wait until the last minute to start shopping. With this said, I have learned that it’s best to pick myself up a little something and wrap it up, Santa doesn’t mind!

As far as shopping for the rest of the family, this is truly a different story! I have been making a Christmas shopping list for my youngest son since August because he is so picky.  Every time he mentions something that he would like or sees something on a commercial that catches his eye, I write it down.  When school started, Bobby was still happy with his backpack from last year, so we didn’t get him a new one.  For Christmas, I am going to buy him a new backpack and a cool lunch box kit that he has been telling me about.  He also loves clothes, especially wild looking socks and cool shoes.

When it comes to shopping for my teenager, that is another story.  He never drops hints about items he wants, so shopping for him is always tough.  No matter how long we start working on a shopping list for him, we are still out of ideas unless we go for basketball clothes because he never asks for anything.  Last year Travis got basketball shorts and tops with logos on them from all his favorite sports teams.  This year I’d like to have another idea, but so far he isn’t making it any easier on us.

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I have to say that I purchase the majority of my Christmas Gifts online. This saves time and allows me to shop various stores without having to drive all over town from store to store. Last minute shopping usually requires a run to various stores looking for items that are most likely sold out. This can be very stressful when you are short on gift ideas and your shopping days until Christmas are quickly passing by.

Have you bought any Christmas gifts yet? I have bought a few items for the boys and have them hidden away.  As I find things on sale, I will start putting them back as well.  Good luck on your Christmas Shopping.  It can be very stressful, but the more organized and prepared you are, the less stressful it will be.

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