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?