Do you begin shopping for Christmas gifts early?

Do you begin shopping for Christmas gifts early?

satinlady550 satinlady550
When my daughter was younger I use to begin shopping at the end of July for her Christmas gifts. Being a single mom it was difficult to get everything she wanted but I did purchase some of the things she wanted. So how early do you shop for Christmas gifts?
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July
woodsdragon
1  (1%)
August
September
travelnurse , lovebites , sugar&spikes , darthkitt3n , Passion plum , freshbananas
6  (9%)
October
ejrbrndps , padmeamidala , Sera26 , Zombirella , VioletMoonstone , malantha , Bex1331
7  (10%)
November
pirata , RedKyuubi , sexxxkitten , Subska , Ryanne , MzGreenEyedLady , richsam , Terri69 , Kitten has left the site , MidnightStorm , lovekink , AliMc , EdenUser , debo , thesquaredeific
15  (22%)
Last minute
neil i. , K101 , GirlOnGirl , Falsepast , Boyfriend , roskat , bayosgirl , Howells
8  (12%)
other
Jimenko , deltalima , Pixel , BlooJay , Apirka , Tianna Silver , wetone123 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Lioncub , mistressg , humblepie , Deeder , meitman , JennSenn , Cat E. , LavenderSkies , kitty1949 , T&L , remember.me , ksparkles16 , <3BF , sXeVegan90 , Mamastoys , Sammi , edenguy , brevado , SMichelle , HarlequinBunnie , jr2012 , Upyourreviews , Allstars316
31  (46%)
Total votes: 68
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Jimenko Jimenko
I tend to make a lot of gifts throughout the year, so I start early. The gifts I do buy I usually buy in November or early/mid December.
10/01/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
i have started
10/01/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by satinlady550
When my daughter was younger I use to begin shopping at the end of July for her Christmas gifts. Being a single mom it was difficult to get everything she wanted but I did purchase some of the things she wanted. So how early do you shop for Christmas ...
I plan to start my Christmas shopping this month
10/01/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by satinlady550
When my daughter was younger I use to begin shopping at the end of July for her Christmas gifts. Being a single mom it was difficult to get everything she wanted but I did purchase some of the things she wanted. So how early do you shop for Christmas ...
Whenever I find anything I think would be great for the recipient, I get it. I'm usually done early.
10/01/2012
Pixel Pixel
I tend to just pick up items whenever I find them...so, from December onwards!
10/01/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I just do it whenever. I only have a couple of people to buy for.
10/01/2012
Apirka Apirka
I don't really have a lot of people to Christmas shop for (only my mother)... so whenever I have the money and find whatever it is she wants, that's when I get it.
10/01/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I have started picking up things already!
10/01/2012
Tianna Silver Tianna Silver
I decided a few years ago to stop celebrating holidays until we a kid. It's looking like that will never happen, so I don't expect to ever celebrate Christmas again. This year I do have a bunch of stuff I've gotten to review for my blog so I'm giving it all away to family. So other than dinner for my hubby, our Christmas is going to be completely free.
10/01/2012
wetone123 wetone123
I keep an eye out all year long for my Christmas shopping. I find great deals this way.
10/01/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I will sometimes especially when it comes to games my son wants.
10/01/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
November normally
10/01/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I like to get most of it done in November.
10/01/2012
Subska Subska
kind of early. i love christmas
10/01/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Depends on the money situation and how likely the kids are to change thier mind.
10/01/2012
mistressg mistressg
I tend to just make any gifts I give.
10/01/2012
humblepie humblepie
All year! I am constantly buying presents for people. I save them up, wrap them when the time is right, and then hand them out all at once during the holidays! People marvel at how I could have possibly managed to afford all of it, but really I just spend small amounts of money every week or so.
10/01/2012
Deeder Deeder
We don't have a set "start by" date, but we do start early. Usually it's along the lines of seeing something in the store and thinking "He'll love that! Let's get it." Spreading out the shopping definitely helps out financially.
10/01/2012
meitman meitman
My wife usually buys gifts throughout the year, but there's no set month she starts.
10/01/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I sort of have a "buy gifts when I see them" policy. But then I usually give them to the person instead of saving for whatever occasion. It's become a problem. I need to start not giving out gifts at random times but save them for when I will need a gift!
10/01/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by satinlady550
When my daughter was younger I use to begin shopping at the end of July for her Christmas gifts. Being a single mom it was difficult to get everything she wanted but I did purchase some of the things she wanted. So how early do you shop for Christmas ...
i start around nov
10/01/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I don't shop for anyone.
10/02/2012
T&L T&L
Buy thoughout the year!
10/02/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by satinlady550
When my daughter was younger I use to begin shopping at the end of July for her Christmas gifts. Being a single mom it was difficult to get everything she wanted but I did purchase some of the things she wanted. So how early do you shop for Christmas ...
Normally I shop last minute, but this year I've already started getting ideas -- like 2 weeks ago. I've came up with a few, and actually just worked on a clutch purse I'm making as a gift a couple hours ago. I've managed to obtain fabric that fits all my female loved ones' personalities (one has the most adorable cats all over it! One says "I love my cat" in rainbow, etc) and am working on sewing up a cute little pleated purse for each. I'll add more later.

Christmas is so hectic! Especially when you have a big family like me. The worst thing about it is ALL the kids have birthdays back to back, really. On of the boys just turned 13 today, the other turned 14 only 3 weeks ago and then we have the girls -- 7 year old's B-day is this month too! Just like her brother's who's was today, then my youngest neice who we've keep part time has her 3rd B-day in Nov! Whew! It is so stressful.

I do hope to do some shopping early this year or else I'll be a stressed out mess from now up until Christmas and that's always hard.

What ever happened to Christmas being about baby Jesus for pete's sake!? I miss those days. Lol.
10/02/2012
remember.me remember.me
Whenever I have money which can be random. lol. I also coordinate with my mother because she buys stuff for my son but he is young so doesn't get much.
10/02/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I tend to start in October but haven't yet. I need to get on it!
10/02/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I start buying presents and stashing them in a box in my closet starting this month! =] I'm excited for the holidays.
10/02/2012
lovebites lovebites
september
10/02/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
Usually last minute
10/02/2012
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