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Christmas Shopping...are you finished?

December 23rd, 2011 at 07:34 am

So, are you finished with your Christmas shopping?

I finished yesterday...hubby loves Dr. Pepper, but we don't usually buy soda at home. So, I thought I'd buy him a six pack of the small cans as a surprise. I found a small box to wrap them in.

I had a field vision test yesterday so I stopped on my way home from that. Hubby was at the mall -- he walks there when the weather is bad or the air temp is cold. He said it was funny. During the week, the mall had been pretty uncrowded. But he said on Wednesday it was a lot busier. Yesterday he reported it was pretty wild. I bet today is a mad house. And I'm glad I am not in the crazy place! Of course dh complains about all the people getting in his way while he walks -- I told him he should appreciate the obstacle course because he says it is boring to walk around in circles.

I heard on the news last night that people tend to spend more if they wait to shop at the last minute. That makes sense...people probably overbuy or figure since they are there, they can make up for not buying stuff. Plus, I would assume that inventory is down and choice is limited.

If you are out shopping in the frenzy, you have my sympathy. I am sitting here relaxing with the computer in my lap and a coffee mug steaming by my side. Hope you can enjoy the same type of relaxation soon!

6 Responses to “Christmas Shopping...are you finished?”

  1. CCraw Says:

    I was finished around the middle of the month thankfully. I don't like the holiday rushes and tend to be pretty conservative with my gift giving limiting it to immediate family unless I cook baked goods to share with others. Happy Holidays Rob!!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Happy holidays to you to CC!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm done. We actually will have our family Christmas tomorrow morning so we can travel on Christmas morning. I did notice some stores are starting to clearance the holiday merchandise though...so better deals on those types of things.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I finished mine last month, I wrapped the last of them today. I hate the stores at this time of the year, especially this close to Christmas.

  5. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    I'm finished as well. I needed to go into Target yesterday morning to stock up on some non-holiday related essentials like paper towels, tissue, etc., and I literally put my head down as I rolled my cart to the register so I wouldn't be hit with shopping-itis and start grabbing cute little holiday things "just because."

    Seriously, it's crazy out there right now! :-)

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Not food shopping--but present shopping! Merry whatever to all of you!

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