Have you started Christmas shopping yet? If not, when will you start?
I actually have. I have a bunch of stuff stuffed in my closet already for DS's birthday and Christmas (most of it clearance and outlet mall finds). I even bought a couple of small cheap items for Zoe (shhh, name is still a secret everywhere else!) on clearance so she'll have something on Christmas too. My goal is to be done before Halloween so I don't have any worries and can just relax. I even want everything wrapped up by then! Parent and sibling gifts will be done via Amazon. lol
I purchased 1 gift the other day, for our niece. I love to find things on clearance throughout the year so I like to start early.
I also start early. Actually, July seems to be the month I really start my shopping. Last year I was done early which allowed time to sort through gifts and wrap them well before I needed to...it was great. My only problem is running out of room to hide/store the gifts. I stopped at D-land today for gifts for DH and I got home and am having trouble finding a place to hide them!
Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!
Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07
You all need to check out a calander. It's JULY! J-U-L-Y! I cannot believe all of you have already started! I won't start for months.
Amber! It's only 5 months away!! I think YOU need to check out a calendar!
Yes, I like to shop clearance and outlets and have done plenty of gifts with re-purposed garage sale finds over the years. I often do baskets for friends with little things - and if I have a theme in mind then garage sales can be great places to find stuff. I have a cupboard in the basement that I stash stuff in...dh knows not to look in there and the kids aren't allowed in the basement.
Cali- I stash stuff in my desk at work all the time!
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989