Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping can be so unnecessarily hectic. Since I'm extremely Type A and a ridiculous planner (I literally have lists for everything in my life), I start planning my Christmas shopping sometime in October.

To begin, I make a list of everyone I want to include. Since I'm saving my money and being very careful, I have to make sure I'm realistic too. In October I started my running list and began just putting down ideas and price points for everyone I included. It always works so well for me because I have things top of mind.

Next, I started shopping. On a run-of-the-mill Target run, I'd find myself looking for gifts. Usually I purchase one gift at a time and then wrap it. I love wrapping lots of different presents and it gets me excited :) For the next two months I will do my best to bargain hunt with coupons, online shopping and online coupon codes. Those are the best! I can't tell you how many adorable and one-of-a-kind pieces I found this year on Etsy by forming relationships with sellers.

As of today, I am DONE shopping! It is such a good feeling. I detest going out in December shopping crowds and now I don't have to.

Don't you feel so accomplished when you're all done with your Christmas shopping? I love this holiday season!



Michelle P said...

I have so much shopping to do! So stressed.

Tara said...

HAHAHA!! I do the same thing. Oh i thought I was the only one that started their list and shopping in October. I'm not dont yet tho...sad to say...almost tho.