Anybody started Christmas shopping yet?

  1. Since the stores will be putting out the Christmas stuff soon (if they haven't already) I was wondering if anyone has started shopping for Christmas? Last week, I picked up a couple of things. I wasn't intending on Christmas shopping but the Disney store had a great sale. So, I started shopping. Anyone else? One of my co-workers stated she is almost done Christmas shopping. I usually don't get in the mood to shop for Christmas until October (unless I see a sale). How about others?
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  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    although some stores in my area have some christmas items out, i do not start until the last minute. this is one of the only times that i rather do my shopping as late as possible.
  4. by   live4today
    I have not Christmas shopped as yet, either. Usually don't start until after Thanksgiving weekend is over.
  5. by   Robin61970
    Went looking today and pricing....gonna start in a couple of weeks......
  6. by   nightingale
    I picked up some hair items for my daughter that she does not need now; they will make great stocking stuffers. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for little things my son would like as he is difficult to buy for. About a month ago, I purchased some unique silver coins (at a coin show) both the kids would like.

    I usually buy a lot of little items that are practical (always getting them new underwear - it is a family joke).

    I buy the big item (always with their recomendation these days) at the last minute in hopes of a sale!

    Last edit by nightingale on Aug 29, '02
  7. by   christianRN
    We only buy for our nieces and nephews, and a few other people, if our families have exchanges. Saves a lot of worries. I buy the kids clothes and books throughout the year. I HATE paying full-price for anything, and they all love Old Navy, so I've stocked up on lots of stuff for them for items $1.99-8.99. I love to shop, but I hate fighting crowds to get my bargains. Will try to avoid Wal-Mart at all possible costs between THanksgiving and New Year's.
  8. by   2ndCareerRN
    I don't think I have even finished last years christmas shopping, and you want to know if I have started again........

  9. by   aus nurse
    LOL Bob...I am still paying for last Xmas

    I start my shopping on Xmas Eve...every year I promise myself to do it earlier but it just comes so damm quick!!!!!
  10. by   renerian
    Yep I started last month. I have to with 5 kids!

  11. by   moonchild20002000
    I usually wait until the last minute to do my shopping. Every year I promise myself that I will be more organized and get it done earlier than Christmas Eve!

    I have started shopping,got a few things last week.I'm going to be organized this year!
  12. by   nascargirl381
    I have to admit I started already atleast only for my daughter, I like to get everything pretty much overwith before the big christmas rush.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Waiting for a big check in sept then i hope to get all i need for my extended family DONE. have to wait w/the kids cause I got NO WHERE to store gifts around here. (1100sq foot military housing w/o garage, get the picture)......soooo-0000 I am kinda stuck shopping for the kids at the last minute which really really stresses me out. I HATE IT!
  14. by   adrienurse
    Give me a few weeks, I usually start in September. People think I'm crazy, but they're just jealous. I don't even enter the malls after the middle of November!