Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping has been on my brain lately.  I personally hate shopping.  What the what?? Yes I am a woman who hates shopping. 

We have a large family so I try to plan my shopping for Christmas gifts all year long so that I can get the best bang for my buck :)  I try to keep a running list of ideas that Kids have all mentioned over the course of the year of items they would like.  I look for gifts everywhere.  I have no problem with buying used especially if it looks in brand new shape.  Luckily for me, my Kids and other family members don't care if they received a second hand item either. I also use apps on my phone to earn free gifts cards for doing different things.  I typically use these gift cards to buy Christmas gifts also.

I have done a lot of shopping online this year.  I use a cash envelope for my Christmas shopping.  I also have a envelope that I add money to when I make an online purchase using my debit card. Once a week I go place that cash back into my checking account.  Maybe not a great system for others but it has been working for me.

Anyway, how is everyone doing with their shopping?  Have you started yet or are you done?


  1. I am almost done... I think I just need to pick up the odd stocking stuffer and a gift card, then I can cross xmas shopping off my list this year! Woot! lol!!

    1. Carla, I am hoping to be done by the end I this month! One less thing to stress about :)

  2. I have not started. Ugh! After the Nutcracker I will begin. I have to add another son in law. Next year I will have 2 more grandchildren. But I am going to keep it simple.