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Post  life_in_termoil on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:16 pm

When do you start buying presents?

I will start mine once the kids have gone back to school. Jan - June I save up for our holidays, July and August is school uniform, September - November is Xmas presents and December is Xmas food shopping. I dont really have many presents to buy (only my children but they are all older now so I give them money but they do always get PJs, slippers, socks and gloves). Mum and dad get vouchers coz what do you get someone who doesnt need anything? and the dog gets a new coat and a bone and thats it my presents are done.
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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:25 pm

I've already started picking up bits and bobs that are cheap and good finds.

Food shopping this year will be less expensive pre made goodies to home made treats. I haven't saved for shopping this year. I normally save for those highstreet vouchers but decided against it because I want to craft some goodies.

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Post  TP on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:28 pm

I dont have many presents to buy only oh and start doing that end of November.

In the past i have had many more presents to buy but these days it really just the oh.
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 pm

We do all of our shopping the last two weeks of November, quick and simple. Food wise we just shop as normal, we generally buy some biscotti or something (I know I could make my own but we only want one or two each not a whole stack of them!) but don't really buy any extra food or drink. We'll maybe get a bottle of Glayva and some beers but in terms of meals it's pretty much the same ingredients as usual so it doesn't cost any more than other months. Our socialising budget is the biggest as we spend cash meeting up with friends rather than sending them cards or buying gifts.

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Post  TP on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:45 pm

TP wrote:I dont have many presents to buy only oh and start doing that end of November.

In the past i have had many more presents to buy but these days it really just the oh.

meant to add we have some co-op vouchers that we use for food other than that its pretty normal.
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Post  stiltwalker on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:38 pm

Started in the January sales Embarassed I'm about half way there now. Only do the adults though as the kids might have grown out of or got bored with whatever character something is although I did buy the kids sweetie buckets (christmas ones to put them in) and christmasy biscuit cutters in the lakeland sale (and DS was still a bump at that point Laughing )
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Post  knitmylife on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:17 am

my dd's birthday is 23rd september and i usually start xmas shopping after that but this year i have picked up one or two things in the summer sales so ive put those aside.

would like to make a few bits this year but knowing me it wont happen cos im so busy making stuff for me lol.

i will probably start properly shopping at the end of november as we are going to a christmas market nearby and it will get me in the mood.

i love christmas and particularly finding a perfect gift for someone xx
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Post  marciared on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:12 am

I will start mine soon.
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Post  flibsey on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:44 pm

I do bits and pieces thorugh the year generally, but had no money this year. started mine yesterday though!
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Post  appletree on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:21 am

we buy things throughout the year when they are on special offer, not so much kids toys as always worried they will get duplicates for birthdays or go onto a new fad but for adults if see things we think people will like and if they are on offer then we'll get them and put them away till Xmas. Otherwise works out expensive doing it all November/decemberish and I like to be organised/prepared so try and get as much as I can when I can if that makes sense.
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Post  knitmylife on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:41 am

we are off to Norwich this weekend so i will pick up a few bits and pieces on my pressie list.

have no idea for a few people so will have a look around too.

i love christmas shopping. i went into asda the other day for tags and it was full of halloween rubbish. get that out and get christmas stuff in please xx
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Post  TP on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:06 pm

anyone finished yet?

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Post  stiltwalker on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:16 pm

Got a couple of bits to get but I've broken the back of it now. Done all the kids pressies which is the main bit - got some super bargains again this year.
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Post  flibsey on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:16 am

I'm done.
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Post  TP on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:09 am

well done flibs.

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Post  alec eiffel on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:04 pm

I've ordered something from one of my friends, so just waiting for that to arrive then we're done. Everything is wrapped, cards are written and ready to go. We've given one gift out already and it's in use which is good. So yeah, we're all set I think.

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Post  TP on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:51 pm

ive looked the cards out not written them yet. Wont take long.

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