Not for some football, but for Christmas? For those of you who know me, you know what my answer is always a resounding, NO! But, this year, my house, with the exception of the monster tree we bought is decorated (waiting for hubby to put the lights on, the pic is of my tree last year) I’m much further along with my shopping than I usually am, and while I do have deadlines, they aren’t killing me. I’m actually pretty relaxed this year. One of the reasons is that I’m doing a large amount of my Christmas shopping on line. I took advantage of the cyber Monday sales and in so doing, I’m getting inundated with even more fabulous offers. I will take advantage of them.
The problem for me isn’t trying to figure out what to buy, I’m a good thoughtful shopper, my problem is doing it. I do not enjoy shopping. Period. So when I do shop, I shop in a few expensive bursts. I’m not a frugal year round grazer but a gluttonous event shopper. If I need clothes for a conference, I go buy what I need and then some. It gets me to the next event. I don’t save money that way because I buy what I like at the time and it usually isn’t on sale. But this year, I waited for cyber Monday and I’m glad I did.
My family says I’m difficult to buy for. It’s a lie. I like a lot of things, specific brands and labels yes, but it’s not like they have to travel to the four corners of the earth to purchase it. So, every year when I’m opening a gift from my kids or friends they preface it with, “I hope you like it, you’re so hard to buy for.” I always like it. (mostly ^_~)
I suspect this year will be no different, except, I will be done with my shopping before any of them, and they all started last month! ^.^
So, what about you? Where are you in your holiday shopping? And if you could receive just one gift, what would it be?