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Haven't bought one present yet...


HerNameIsBuffy

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seriously - everyone in my family uses this...I could just get a case and be done - right?

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clueliss

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Found on Facebook this morning.  (The year I said to my mother and I sister - can we stop exchanging money, and forms of money in gift cards and buy for ourselves?  Because I'm not getting you anything anymore - was joyous.  Granted then mom forgot and well....)  I go online in October and send money for the 2 kids I sponsor in foreign countries and I'm done.  Well, except for opening the presents Me, Myself and I each other bought online a couple of weeks ago - and one of those involves minor assembly).  

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HerNameIsBuffy

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I'm with you.  I actually have a very small list as we don't do extended family (except my husband get something for his mom) so it's just my husband and the kids.

The kids mostly want money and I'm fine with that - but I need to get some little stuff for them to open and then stocking stuffers.  I know I shouldn't bitch as it's not much, but I'm mad at myself for not doing it sooner and online because I really do hate shopping and have no idea where to start.

I'm just lacking Christmas spirit.  I've been focusing on nothing but getting some time off and haven't even planned Christmas dinner yet.  I'm not great with holidays - some mom's have that knack of making everything special no matter what and I just don't have that.  

I'm super grouchy today and have a headache so just trying to get through the day and hopefully get out early.  I managed to finagle my way out of the Christmas party by offering to help with payroll so score...I hate work parties.  

 

 

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purple_summer

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I did "all" of my shopping last weekend. I have to do my obligatory father gift (less he paint me as an ungrateful child again) but other than that I am FINISHED. 

I go for sentimental/useful over everything.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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My DH took over gift shopping when I gave birth to our firstborn a few weeks before Christmas. He's better at it than I am, but I really need to stop expecting him to do it all. I still haven't bought his gift yet this year.

If only I were super rich. I remember when Johnny Carson asked Ed McMahon if he had finished his Christmas shopping yet. Ed said he always shopped on Christmas Eve. Johnny asked, "Aren't things picked over by then?" Ed replied, "Fine jewelry is never picked over."

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Grimalkin

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I dislike buying crap for the sake of having something to open. I do it anyway. My nine year old doesn't even know what to ask for. Her birthday was yesterday though. I got my oldest some makeup and socks, my second some perfume and socks, my min year old socks, and? My son a nerf bow and arrow thingy, and snow gloves. 

      I don't have any holiday spirit myself. I want to focus on the experience more than the gifts. I just am a mess this year.

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Pixiedust1960

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I'm done except for wrapping a couple of gifts

Oh noI forgot the cat!

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EyeQueue

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I'm in the same boat as you. We don't do very many extended family members (most are adults--there are only 3 kids to shop for, besides our own). I do most of our shopping online, and fortunately I get to delegate even most of that to my SO, because he genuinely likes it.

I, on the other hand, detest shopping the vast majority of the time.

I always tell myself I'm going to get on the ball really early and buy the few things I want to buy before every shopping venue is a madhouse, and then just never get around to it.

We are very low-key with our immediate family, and only really worry about our teen daughter having gifts to open.

I'm wanting to get much more into the experiential gifts instead of buying crap that no one needs/wants just to buy something. Like this year, my daughter and I have been doing a bunch of baking, which she really loves, so we have that experience to enjoy.

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