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Angela
November 11th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Okay simple question.

Have you started the Christmas/holiday "for our non Christian members" shopping?


I for one's am early and have started buying things, but even tho I am early more people got the same idea as me so the store was crowded, with all the Christmas/holiday adds on TV I was not surprised, and then there a the Christmas/Holiday advertising papers that come with the mail everyday,

So is it like that in every country or?

I have even notice Christmas/Holiday lights "no wonder after 5 pm it's pitch black outside *depressing much*"

If you have started the shopping what did you buy, if you are sneaky and your parents bought you something and you know what it is, then what did they get you?

After all there are only 43/44 days to Christmas/Holiday.;)

ShadowofTime01
November 11th, 2008, 03:15 PM
I haven't start shopping yet, but usually I start around thanksgiving (november 24th -ish) just because there are so many great sales that weekend. Unfortunately being away for college and the airlines jacking up the prices of taking multiple checked bags means i can't start shopping until i get back home, which gives me little time to shop for a lot of people.

I haven't noticed that many holiday commmercials yet, but I have a feeling there will be a large flux of them soon...

Working Class Hero
November 11th, 2008, 03:21 PM
I am looking around. But not really shopping.

Vernikova
November 11th, 2008, 03:26 PM
I don't buy people stuff, I'm a selfish American.

Not yet. I won't start until Thanksgiving ends.

Gerri Shin
November 11th, 2008, 03:27 PM
I'm beginning to keep my ears and eyes open for deals on things I know people around me would like, but as for actual shopping, no. I don't start seriously shopping until December.

Angela
November 11th, 2008, 03:27 PM
I haven't start shopping yet, but usually I start around thanksgiving (november 24th -ish) just because there are so many great sales that weekend. Unfortunately being away for college and the airlines jacking up the prices of taking multiple checked bags means i can't start shopping until i get back home, which gives me little time to shop for a lot of people.

I haven't noticed that many holiday commmercials yet, but I have a feeling there will be a large flux of them soon...
So that's when Thanksgiving is, I was wondering when it was lolXD


Kinda a rip off to raise the price when everybody is going home with a lot of presents and stuff. "But you got to admire there business strategy"

Franceschi
November 11th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Nope. I'm saving the shopping for about 2 weeks before Christmas. I only need to buy for immediate family - 'cause I make presents for the whole family. :D

Cherrim
November 11th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Nah, I haven't started mine and probably won't until the week before or something. XD I am keeping a text file list of potential gift ideas for my family, though, though I've been doing that since August or something, so I'm not quite sure that counts, ahaha.

I dunno if this goes better here or in OVP; I'll leave it to the mods to decide. 8/

Gummy
November 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM
I haven't started yet, but I have started my list on things that I want, need, and can afford on my own. This is already turning out to be an interesting Christmas.

Angela
November 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Nope. I'm saving the shopping for about 2 weeks before Christmas. I only need to buy for immediate family - 'cause I make presents for the whole family. :D

Really? what are you making them?

I'm beginning to keep my ears and eyes open for deals on things I know people around me would like, but as for actual shopping, no. I don't start seriously shopping until December.

So if you see a weary good deal that will expire, would you grab it?

Nah, I haven't started mine and probably won't until the week before or something. XD I am keeping a text file list of potential gift ideas for my family, though, though I've been doing that since August or something, so I'm not quite sure that counts, ahaha.

I dunno if this goes better here or in OVP; I'll leave it to the mods to decide. 8/
It's the mind that matters;), tho keeping a list that long must mean you have some great ideas:D I'm sure your relatives will be happy with what you give them since you have been planing this for a while,, I only started in October fishing out of my 3 and 5 year old cousins "which I baby sit sometimes" what they wanted:D, it's easier to get children s to talk, they dint suspect a thing:D.

Gerri Shin
November 11th, 2008, 03:41 PM
So if you see a weary good deal that will expire, would you grab it?

Oh in a heartbeat! (I've got a multitude of hiding places for Christmas gifts) In fact I already found a great deal that I got. It's safely tucked away where the recipient can't find it.

Karasuma
November 11th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I have extra time to hit the mall every now and then when I finish my classes but the thing is that this year I'm in such a tight budget that I don't even know if I'll be able to do my christmas shopping. I'm not giving up though because I'm saving my paychecks just so that I could buy something for the family.

Then again, isn't christmas a time to spend it with the ones you love? I think my parents would be happy just to see me home for the holidays because I dorm at college. :-}

Cherrim
November 11th, 2008, 04:00 PM
It's the mind that matters;), tho keeping a list that long must mean you have some great ideas:D I'm sure your relatives will be happy with what you give them since you have been planing this for a while,, I only started in October fishing out of my 3 and 5 year old cousins "which I baby sit sometimes" what they wanted:D, it's easier to get children s to talk, they dint suspect a thing:D.
LOL you'd think so, but I actually don't have much on it. I don't bother keeping much of a list for my brother since he likes the same things I do so I usually just pick him up a video game we'll both enjoy (and he does the same for me XD) but... augh, my parents are terrible to shop for. My mom never gives us much of a list so we're always scrambling to find things for her at the last minute when she finally scribbles a few things down. And my dad is even worse for lists since he always just asks for socks and a music DVD, when the whole family has to buy for him lmao. It's tough; I've never really known what they want to begin with (I tend to go off past Christmas lists), so it's hard to make a list of it on my own. XD

True Reign
November 11th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Have you started the Christmas/holiday "for our non Christian members" shopping?
I actually don't buy people any Christmas presents since I usually only have around ten dollars with me, so I count on my parents for me, but next year... There going to expect much more since I'm planning on skipping the family vacation for some job hunting. >_>

Rena Ryuugu
November 11th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Ha, no.

I know what my sister wants, but it's so difficult to find! And ususally, I'm not allowed to go out alone, so I have to wait for someone who's not my sister to take me shopping. D:

True Justice
November 11th, 2008, 04:15 PM
I haven't started shopping yet. I usually get my parents and grandmother something pretty neat that I can afford and then I get my brother a Wii or DS game with a Strategy guide. The only problem is there are not many great titles coming out on Wii or DS this Christmas so that's where my difficulty lies.

Flex-Mon
November 11th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I started Christmas shopping I recently got a job so I could pay for holiday gifts for my family and friends. I cant wait till christmas love that holiday ^_^

Confuse
November 11th, 2008, 04:49 PM
"for our non Christian members"

So, you can't buy Christmas presents if you're a Christian? Don't think so. Those people are a different religion.

I haven't. I'm not gettin' much this Christmas.

ShadowofTime01
November 11th, 2008, 05:13 PM
So that's when Thanksgiving is, I was wondering when it was lolXD


Kinda a rip off to raise the price when everybody is going home with a lot of presents and stuff. "But you got to admire there business strategy"

My bad it's the 27th of November this year.

Well it's a capitalist world, and the airlines aren't doing so well financially. But i had to pay $300 when i was flying back home last year after being away at college. I need a certain amount of things to live comfortably back home (like clothes), and it's not like being at the airport i could just take those things out of my bag and leave it... airlines have lost their common courtesy. They used to be caring about people and their service, now all they see are dollar signs loaded into their sardine cans they pass off as planes.

Also, there was this rant I read last year about a commercial christmas that i kind of enjoyed. I kind of identify with it. You can find it here (http://www.exreality.net/2006/12/24/christmas-and-commercialism-the-true-american-holiday/). Do note that it might not be PG.

Soul Eater
November 11th, 2008, 05:14 PM
I havent started yet and neither have my parents. I've already gotten into the christmas spirit. :3 I know its early but who doesnt love Christmas. <3

Rockéttes
November 11th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Oh, not at all. And probably not for a while, either.

I usually put it off until a couple weeks before Christmas, anyway. Less time for sneaky younger brothers to poke around my closet. ;3

Gumball Watterson
November 11th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Nay, we never start Christmas shopping until some time after Thanksgiving, usually 2 or 3 weeks before Christmas, plus, the only shopping I'll be doing this year is watching 7 pounds and Yes Man on Christmas Day :D. YAY. New Jim Carrey and Will Smith!

Volkner's Apprentice
November 11th, 2008, 08:55 PM
I haven't started shopping yet, since I just got a seasonal job at Target, and we get paid bi-weekly (so since Thursday is my first day of work, I guess it'll be Thanksgiving weekend when I get paid.)

I also have to work Black Friday XDD I'm actually really excited, except I don't think I'm in the mega-early shift that gets to see all the punching and trampling. I heard an old woman beat a kid with her cane when he picked up this elmo thing she needed for a grandkid. Siiick people, haha.

Anyway, I'm still excited for the rush. But that's off-topic: I'll start shopping for my family early, get them each something at least, and then go spend December finding stuff for my friends.

jasonresno
November 11th, 2008, 09:50 PM
I haven't started yet but I'm in the "pre-planning" stage. I'm sort of allocating funds and deciding how much to spend. I dropped like..500 dollars last year, the most I've ever spent. I had a lot of friends to shop for. But this year things are going to be easier. Alot of those "friends" have moved away/turned their back on me and I'm focusing on the people that really matter.

My girlfriend wants Rock Band 2 for the Wii...how awesome is that? It'll be as much mine as it is hers :P. I'll also probably get her some gift cards to all of those clothing stores she drags me through the mall for.

I'm giving my nephews my old drumset and probably a few other small toys (they love drumming and I'd rather they do it at their house and not mine--they haven't quite gotten rhythm down...at all).

I have no idea what to get for my oldest sister.

My younger brother (by five years) is a huge gamer and plays Magic: The Gathering with me. So I'll probably buy him a video game he wants and some cards.

My mom...deserves something nice. I hate that parents only ever ask for things useful for the house so I want it to be fun. She DOES need alot of kitchen stuff--so I'll get that--but I wanna get something fun. Any ideas?

My dad is a big gamer too and loves to read. He's probably why I got into reading and into fantasy lit and such...so something from Barnes N Nobles (gift card or otherwise). He also plays Magic...cards? I don't know. He'll be tough to crack.

I just love buying people stuff. I love wrapping presents (I'm terrible at it). And I love knowing I provided for people I care about :) I'm so thankful and blessed I finally got a decent job so I can splurge like this more often.

♣Gawain♣
November 11th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Not yet, I might able to shop next month. Although it's the rush hour in December.

Dukey
November 12th, 2008, 01:21 AM
Well, I know what I want,
But haven't bought anything yet...

ErickaVolt
November 12th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Well Christmas shopping is really not my thing. But I buy Christmas presents for my friends.
And yes, Christmas spirit is already here:
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Everyone is gone wild crazy. :P

Fate Falls
November 12th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I still need to go Christmas shopping for my boyfriend (whom I live with) - I'm waiting on the money. Buuuut, I talked him into giving me my two Christmas presents early -- a new $70 wireless mouse, and an Xbox 360 Pro! (We only owned a PS3 before.) *cheers*

Franceschi
November 12th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Really? what are you making them?
I made fudge last year, so .. probably some biscuits. XD

Mr. Downstairs
November 12th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I've always wanted to go Christmas shopping. Every year, though, I don't. My father goes out and buys presents for me to give to people and I don't find out what they are until the day of Christmas. So, I'm just as shocked as whoever is getting the present.

With that said,... no.

Hoshiko Aki
November 12th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Yes I have.
I have buy 1 present fore my mother. But I'm waiting now to 27th November.
Then I'm gone buy Christmas presents then.

I really like Christmas

Obito.
November 12th, 2008, 02:00 PM
I dont do christmas shopping. for anyone...

Angela
November 12th, 2008, 02:45 PM
So, you can't buy Christmas presents if you're a Christian? Don't think so. Those people are a different religion.

I haven't. I'm not gettin' much this Christmas.
I'm not saying they cant, they are the one's to decide that not me,

Did I in some way imply they can't, I specifically added holiday so no one would come up with a remark like that.

I just don't see how you got that result, you might wanna read the first post again:/

I haven't started yet but I'm in the "pre-planning" stage. I'm sort of allocating funds and deciding how much to spend. I dropped like..500 dollars last year, the most I've ever spent. I had a lot of friends to shop for. But this year things are going to be easier. Alot of those "friends" have moved away/turned their back on me and I'm focusing on the people that really matter.

My girlfriend wants Rock Band 2 for the Wii...how awesome is that? It'll be as much mine as it is hers :P. I'll also probably get her some gift cards to all of those clothing stores she drags me through the mall for.

I'm giving my nephews my old drumset and probably a few other small toys (they love drumming and I'd rather they do it at their house and not mine--they haven't quite gotten rhythm down...at all).

I have no idea what to get for my oldest sister.

My younger brother (by five years) is a huge gamer and plays Magic: The Gathering with me. So I'll probably buy him a video game he wants and some cards.

My mom...deserves something nice. I hate that parents only ever ask for things useful for the house so I want it to be fun. She DOES need alot of kitchen stuff--so I'll get that--but I wanna get something fun. Any ideas?

My dad is a big gamer too and loves to read. He's probably why I got into reading and into fantasy lit and such...so something from Barnes N Nobles (gift card or otherwise). He also plays Magic...cards? I don't know. He'll be tough to crack.

I just love buying people stuff. I love wrapping presents (I'm terrible at it). And I love knowing I provided for people I care about :) I'm so thankful and blessed I finally got a decent job so I can splurge like this more often.

I haven't started shopping yet, since I just got a seasonal job at Target, and we get paid bi-weekly (so since Thursday is my first day of work, I guess it'll be Thanksgiving weekend when I get paid.)

I also have to work Black Friday XDD I'm actually really excited, except I don't think I'm in the mega-early shift that gets to see all the punching and trampling. I heard an old woman beat a kid with her cane when he picked up this elmo thing she needed for a grandkid. Siiick people, haha.

Anyway, I'm still excited for the rush. But that's off-topic: I'll start shopping for my family early, get them each something at least, and then go spend December finding stuff for my friends.

Wow your further then me in the planning:D

LOL you'd think so, but I actually don't have much on it. I don't bother keeping much of a list for my brother since he likes the same things I do so I usually just pick him up a video game we'll both enjoy (and he does the same for me XD) but... augh, my parents are terrible to shop for. My mom never gives us much of a list so we're always scrambling to find things for her at the last minute when she finally scribbles a few things down. And my dad is even worse for lists since he always just asks for socks and a music DVD, when the whole family has to buy for him lmao. It's tough; I've never really known what they want to begin with (I tend to go off past Christmas lists), so it's hard to make a list of it on my own. XD
Augh, I hate it when people don't give up what they want and just say socks, *someone should actually give these people socks, then I'm sure they wont say socks the Christmas after that*

If I were you I would give him a music DVD if he likes them:D

Oh in a heartbeat! (I've got a multitude of hiding places for Christmas gifts) In fact I already found a great deal that I got. It's safely tucked away where the recipient can't find it.

I really don't need good hiding place, I just keep them in my room, my younger brother is smart enough not to go in there,,, But I do need to hide things from my mom, I usually hide her present at grandma and grandpa:D,,
And my older siblings are almost never home *One moved out, other out of the country in a university* and my sister is not really interested in knowing what she gets.

I still need to go Christmas shopping for my boyfriend (whom I live with) - I'm waiting on the money. Buuuut, I talked him into giving me my two Christmas presents early -- a new $70 wireless mouse, and an Xbox 360 Pro! (We only owned a PS3 before.) *cheers*

And is he getting you more stuff after the X-box?

I am so jealous, my boyfriend has not given me anything early

I made fudge last year, so .. probably some biscuits. XD
Lol buying there love with food:D

I like the way you think:D,

of course I don't have the option of doing that since I always bake so many cookies so that people are full of them before Christmas is here, I always bake in December with my mom:D

Zebra Thunderhead
November 12th, 2008, 03:52 PM
sldkfjdlk no, not yet, but I probably should. I'm not too worried though, I can generally think up unique gifts in short amounts of time. I usually end up doing gift cards though because I get too anxious about if people will like the gifts or not. I'm really going to bother my Photo teacher with a J. Crew gift card. He hates expensive clothes; he shops in the clearance rack of Old Navy. xD We all care about him and want to help him update his look!

Angela
November 12th, 2008, 03:56 PM
sldkfjdlk no, not yet, but I probably should. I'm not too worried though, I can generally think up unique gifts in short amounts of time. I usually end up doing gift cards though because I get too anxious about if people will like the gifts or not. I'm really going to bother my Photo teacher with a J. Crew gift card. He hates expensive clothes; he shops in the clearance rack of Old Navy. xD We all care about him and want to help him update his look!
Lol:D that will surprise him:D

So do you buy all your teachers presents?

Zebra Thunderhead
November 12th, 2008, 04:02 PM
No, I'll probably only buy him one and my Graphic Design teacher. I'll probably get chocolates for 2 other teachers that wrote me recommendation letters for college.

Angela
November 12th, 2008, 04:07 PM
No, I'll probably only buy him one and my Graphic Design teacher. I'll probably get chocolates for 2 other teachers that wrote me recommendation letters for college.
OK that seams fair, since they did write you recommendation letters:D,

I never give my teachers anything :embarrass

Alakazam17
November 12th, 2008, 04:08 PM
No, I haven't started my shopping yet. Christmas is still over a month away! :P

What I usually do is take some time to think about what I'll be getting. I then take a day, usually a week or so before Christmas, and I go out and hunt everything down. This is apparently the stereotypical male-way to do it, and it is about the only one that actually fits me. :D

I don't get my teachers anything, because for one thing they have no idea who I am. 80+ students = prof knows few people by name. XD

devilicious
November 12th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Christmas Shopping? What? Never.

It's not like I buy Christmas presents for anyone other than myself anyway. :3

Angela
November 12th, 2008, 04:20 PM
No, I haven't started my shopping yet. Christmas is still over a month away! :P

What I usually do is take some time to think about what I'll be getting. I then take a day, usually a week or so before Christmas, and I go out and hunt everything down. This is apparently the stereotypical male-way to do it, and it is about the only one that actually fits me. :D

I don't get my teachers anything, because for one thing they have no idea who I am. 80+ students = prof knows few people by name. XD


Lol, typical males never planning ahead, what if the things you wanna buy are oover a week before?

All my teachers know me by name, and I'm not proud of how they learned it,
*FYI: kicking me out of class for talking or texting.*

Alakazam17
November 12th, 2008, 04:25 PM
That's better than being kicked out for playing poker in the middle of a lecture. (Not me, but I've seen it happen, XD.

And the whole point is that I do plan ahead. I know some people who go out Christmas shopping not knowing what the heck they're going to get. I, on the other hand, plan it all out beforehand in my head. And if they're out, they're out. I then make a new plan. But that rarely happens. ^^

Furthermore, my grandma and both of my parents have birthdays in the two weeks following Christmas, so I can sometimes get things after the holiday is over. =D

Amy4Luis
November 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM
I have to buy present for my best friend,Sister,brother,mother,dad and my sisters best friend too.I might go on satrday for them depends if I'm better considering I'm ill.

Michii
November 12th, 2008, 06:35 PM
No. I'm broke and lazy. If I get enough money in time for the holidays, I'm planning on getting my family members some small gifts and about seven gifts for friends.

Cherrim
November 13th, 2008, 04:52 AM
Augh, I hate it when people don't give up what they want and just say socks, *someone should actually give these people socks, then I'm sure they wont say socks the Christmas after that*

If I were you I would give him a music DVD if he likes them:D
One of us actually GIVES him socks every year; he likes getting them. XD;

And the problem with that is... HE BUYS ALL THE MUSIC DVDS HE WANTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. We get on his case every year about it and he always does it. He'll go out and buy himself lots of things in late November/early December and then have nothing for his Christmas list. 8|

TRIFORCE89
November 13th, 2008, 05:13 AM
We've bought a few things for some of my little cousins, but that's about it and that was only just yesterday. XD I have something for my dad and mine and trying to narrow down my mom's gift.

Franceschi
November 13th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Lol buying there love with food:D

I like the way you think:D,

of course I don't have the option of doing that since I always bake so many cookies so that people are full of them before Christmas is here, I always bake in December with my mom:D
Well, all I can really do is cook. I never have any money, and the stuff I make is usually cheap. :3

I don't bake for people. They can bake for themselves. >:O

Angela
November 15th, 2008, 02:26 PM
One of us actually GIVES him socks every year; he likes getting them. XD;

And the problem with that is... HE BUYS ALL THE MUSIC DVDS HE WANTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. We get on his case every year about it and he always does it. He'll go out and buy himself lots of things in late November/early December and then have nothing for his Christmas list. 8|

That must be annoying, I would hide his wallet.

Well, all I can really do is cook. I never have any money, and the stuff I make is usually cheap. :3

I don't bake for people. They can bake for themselves. >:O

I usually work for money so I can buy Christmas presents:D, been working in a kindergarten the last 3 weeks:D, it's so much fun, but I was sick yesterday and the day before that couldn't go to work then.

Lol I love baking so, so I always force people to eat the things I bake so I can bake some more:D, tho I really don't eat much of the things I bake:D, lol I used to make my older brothers eat them but one is in university in another country, and the other one will probably be home for Christmas:D, so I won't bake as much this Christmas:D,

Predict
November 15th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Yes, i have got my true presenets just waiting for my clothes :D

Mariah Carey
November 15th, 2008, 03:07 PM
I bought my presents in June, when there was a big liquidation sale at some stores.

Angela
November 15th, 2008, 04:41 PM
I bought my presents in June, when there was a big liquidation sale at some stores.
Wow, O_O, thats's really early:D

Team Magma Girl
November 15th, 2008, 11:31 PM
I picked out one thing today. My mother took me to the mall to get new jeans and pointed out a cute pair of Coach shoes. She said if I wanted them for Christmas she'd buy them. I was like why not.
I know for sure I'm getting new designer purse(though I have too many) and a new phone. Either an iPhone or the Blackberry Bold. I really can't decide which one. Help?

I'm not asking for much since I get my car at the end of January.

Lucy Lu
November 16th, 2008, 12:03 AM
No I haven't started yet. Pretty much I usually will get my closet friends a little gift here and there. And my family Christmas Cards. I usually will be with my stepmom, dad, and brother up North for Christmas. But not this year because we are going somewhere else next year. I want them to save some money for that trip. So since they live far away, I really can't give them anything other than a Christmas Card.

So I guess I will stick to that. Christmas cards for my family and my close friends it is. My money is kinda of tight right now. I hope I will have enough for presents for my friends.

Azzurra
November 16th, 2008, 03:47 AM
Yes I've started my Christmas shopping now, and I've been having fun while doing so.
I've gotten a skateboard for my younger brother, and I just know he is going to enjoy it.

helix
November 16th, 2008, 04:27 AM
I'm making a list, I'm checking it twice, gotta find out who's naughty or nice~

Lol, that pretty much sums it up. I'm in the Christmas shopping list stage at the moment.

Zenoah
November 16th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Ah-ha! Oh my no!
I'll either make something or get something within a price range that a friend picks out. Im dirt poor this month so I cant even get it done anyways.

.bored
November 16th, 2008, 12:16 PM
I have yet to start any shopping, nor am I worrying about it. I always take the easy way out and buy people gift cards.

Angela
November 16th, 2008, 02:06 PM
I have yet to start any shopping, nor am I worrying about it. I always take the easy way out and buy people gift cards.
Gift card is a complex thing, it depends on where you can spend it, I would much more want the money then the card;)

Virtual Chatot
November 16th, 2008, 03:24 PM
I bought my Mom a Wii Fit board already, since I doubt it'll be available when the Christmas season really hits.

All the shopping I've done so far...

Angela
November 16th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I bought my Mom a Wii Fit board already, since I doubt it'll be available when the Christmas season really hits.

All the shopping I've done so far...
Wow that's really planned:D,, so you won't have to worry about a thing before Christmas ;)

Teara
November 16th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Nope but I know exaclty what I'm getting every one. I'll be getting my debit card this week so I'll be able to do my online ordering.

Working in retail, I got tired of Christmas shortly after Halloween, but then we also got our Christmas tree a few weeks ago so that probably won't help, yarharhar XP

Angela
November 16th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Lol, I would love it if my Christmas tree was here now:D

Teara
November 16th, 2008, 04:00 PM
I love it right now, but by the time Christmas actually gets here, it's not going to be as exciting haha. It's awesome this year because I brought all my mother's Christmas ornaments to our apartment but it's such a small apartment that my room mate and I had to get a tiny tree so all of them don't fit on it. so we have ornaments hanging from anyplace we could find, including lamps, chandeliers, and key/coat hooks XD
We're so classy.

Josephine
November 16th, 2008, 04:35 PM
She be trippin? November? Not on your life. xD

I usually do all my shopping last minute and on the cheap. ;p

Aurafire
November 16th, 2008, 04:53 PM
I usually do my shopping a few weeks before Christmas...I usually have enough time and everyone seems to like my gifts. It seems silly to think about Christmas before Thanksgiving is even here. O.O

jasonresno
November 16th, 2008, 09:35 PM
I bought my Mom a Wii Fit board already, since I doubt it'll be available when the Christmas season really hits.

All the shopping I've done so far...

LOL! Your mom too? My mom gave me a list of things she 'needed' for the house..like a vacuum and kitchen stuff and I said: Mom, nobody wants that stuff for Christmas. What do you REALLY want?

She said a Wii and Wii Fitness.

So I bought her the Wii and am going to go hunting for the WiiFit soon. She made Christmas super special for me my whole life, the least I can do is the same.

Angela
November 17th, 2008, 07:01 AM
We're so classy.


Lol, it doesn't get classier then that;)
LOL! Your mom too? My mom gave me a list of things she 'needed' for the house..like a vacuum and kitchen stuff and I said: Mom, nobody wants that stuff for Christmas. What do you REALLY want?

She said a Wii and Wii Fitness.

So I bought her the Wii and am going to go hunting for the WiiFit soon. She made Christmas super special for me my whole life, the least I can do is the same.

Lol, "Mom, Nobody wants that stuff for Christmas"

So do you think she will be happy with the wii?

Fernando
November 17th, 2008, 11:58 AM
I really haven't gotten to Christmas shopping yet,but I plan to do so as soon as I get some money from my parents,you'd be suprised on how much I shop for on Christmas http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/icons/icon12.gif. I have so many people to shop for since I've got such a big family. 0_o

Angela
November 17th, 2008, 02:03 PM
I really haven't gotten to Christmas shopping yet,but I plan to do so as soon as I get some money from my parents,you'd be suprised on how much I shop for on Christmas http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/icons/icon12.gif. I have so many people to shop for since I've got such a big family. 0_o
So do your parents give you much money to spend?

jasonresno
November 17th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Lol, it doesn't get classier then that;)


Lol, "Mom, Nobody wants that stuff for Christmas"

So do you think she will be happy with the wii?

Haha, I hope so. I went and tracked down the WiiFit and now there's an extra controller to go with it too. This is the most I've spent on her for Christmas, ever.

I've already spent 350.00 and I'm only done with one person :P

Angela
November 17th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Haha, I hope so. I went and tracked down the WiiFit and now there's an extra controller to go with it too. This is the most I've spent on her for Christmas, ever.

I've already spent 350.00 and I'm only done with one person :P
wow and what was your budget?

Looks like the rest will have to have key chains;)

Volkner's Apprentice
November 17th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Oh man I wish I had a nice big bundle of Christmas savings to waste on everyone. XD Mucho fun. I've got to watch what I spend over the next few weeks as my first two-three paychecks come in; I'd really like to make sure I get nice gifts for the lot of folk.

Yourself
November 17th, 2008, 05:18 PM
I haven't started actually buying what I want, but I already know what I want. :3

In case you're wondering, and Airsoft P90. :3

Vampire://Krimm
November 17th, 2008, 06:11 PM
nope :o

In fact, I sort of forgot how close Christmas really is w.O;;; Though I'll probably just end up buying a Wii Game for my mother :3 Other than that, I hope to get something nice for my friends :D

jasonresno
November 17th, 2008, 08:55 PM
wow and what was your budget?

Looks like the rest will have to have key chains;)

In total I'll probably spend close to 700.00 this Christmas. Seems like a lot 0.0

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 09:47 AM
In total I'll probably spend close to 700.00 this Christmas. Seems like a lot 0.0
yes that is a lot, and how many people will you be buying for *excluding your mother*?

jasonresno
November 18th, 2008, 10:42 AM
My mom, my brother, my sister, my two nephews, my dad, my girlfriend. And probably something for my girlfriends parents.

So actually probably more than 700 :(

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 10:53 AM
My mom, my brother, my sister, my two nephews, my dad, my girlfriend. And probably something for my girlfriends parents.

So actually probably more than 700 :(
Okay and do you have that much money?

oni flygon
November 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Christmas shopping... oh wow, you reminded me...

With this kind of economy I'm really having a hard time thinking of what to get my friends and family... looks like I'll just be giving away some candy...

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Christmas shopping... oh wow, you reminded me...

With this kind of economy I'm really having a hard time thinking of what to get my friends and family... looks like I'll just be giving away some candy...
OK that is an idea:D,, just give people some candy:D

ShadowofTime01
November 18th, 2008, 12:51 PM
OK that is an idea:D,, just give people some candy:D
It's not exactly All Hallows Eve (Halloween), aren't christmas gifts suppose to come from the heart? Not a cop out because you don't know what to get someone... **goes and buys Lindt chocolate as presents**

I usually buy candy as a stocking stuffer (if my wallet is still full after purchasing presents), but never as a main gift... unless it's exspensive chocolate, but even then it's a last resort. :D

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 01:08 PM
It's not exactly All Hallows Eve (Halloween), aren't christmas gifts suppose to come from the heart? Not a cop out because you don't know what to get someone... **goes and buys Lindt chocolate as presents**

I usually buy candy as a stocking stuffer (if my wallet is still full after purchasing presents), but never as a main gift... unless it's exspensive chocolate, but even then it's a last resort. :D


Yes I guess your right:D

oni flygon
November 18th, 2008, 02:07 PM
It's not exactly All Hallows Eve (Halloween), aren't christmas gifts suppose to come from the heart? Not a cop out because you don't know what to get someone... **goes and buys Lindt chocolate as presents**

I usually buy candy as a stocking stuffer (if my wallet is still full after purchasing presents), but never as a main gift... unless it's exspensive chocolate, but even then it's a last resort. :D

But what if the candy's from the heart? It all works out in the end!

ShadowofTime01
November 18th, 2008, 02:33 PM
But what if the candy's from the heart? It all works out in the end!
Well as long as it from the heart... although you do have the words "just plain lazy" under your name here in the forum... so is it really from the heart? or just being lazy? :cheeky:

Either way, I'm not going to judge your for it, and everyone loves candy. :D

oni flygon
November 18th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Well as long as it from the heart... although you do have the words "just plain lazy" under your name here in the forum... so is it really from the heart? or just being lazy? :cheeky:

Either way, I'm not going to judge your for it, and everyone loves candy. :D

Oh, that 'plain lazy' part is talking about me studying... haha... I do like shopping with friends though. Although it's hard if I'm buying stuff when they're in the vicinity...

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Oh, that 'plain lazy' part is talking about me studying... haha... I do like shopping with friends though. Although it's hard if I'm buying stuff when they're in the vicinity...
Okay I was wondering about that:D,,,

ShadowofTime01
November 18th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Oh, that 'plain lazy' part is talking about me studying... haha... I do like shopping with friends though. Although it's hard if I'm buying stuff when they're in the vicinity...
Ah then I'm the same way (in reference to the studying... or lack there of).

Yeah it really is hard to buy stuff for people that you're currently out shopping with, but that's when you get the best ideas of what they want. Sometimes you can just see their eyes light up when they see something they want, or the more blatantly obvious, "OMG, isn't that beautiful? I would love to have one of those... sigh." Although that last one was more of a g/f thing. Then you have to go back to the store later and buy that, if you could remember what it was.

Angela
November 18th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Ah then I'm the same way (in reference to the studying... or lack there of).

Yeah it really is hard to buy stuff for people that you're currently out shopping with, but that's when you get the best ideas of what they want. Sometimes you can just see their eyes light up when they see something they want, or the more blatantly obvious, "OMG, isn't that beautiful? I would love to have one of those... sigh." Although that last one was more of a g/f thing. Then you have to go back to the store later and buy that, if you could remember what it was.
I love it when that happens, and especially if I'm the person doing the eyes lighting up:D

oni flygon
November 18th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Ah then I'm the same way (in reference to the studying... or lack there of).

Yeah it really is hard to buy stuff for people that you're currently out shopping with, but that's when you get the best ideas of what they want. Sometimes you can just see their eyes light up when they see something they want, or the more blatantly obvious, "OMG, isn't that beautiful? I would love to have one of those... sigh." Although that last one was more of a g/f thing. Then you have to go back to the store later and buy that, if you could remember what it was.

Oh wow, I wish my friends were a bit more obvious like that. I'd ask them: "so what do you want for Christmas?" and they'll go "Oh something cool."

Gah... so vague

prolific_rhapsody
November 18th, 2008, 07:33 PM
I've kinda started my Christmas shopping... got something for my girlfriend. It's gonna be a hard time present wise though, because, all in the same two weeks, her birthday, our two-year anniversary, and Christmas all happen. What planning XD.

Teara
November 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
I did my calculations on how much I'll be spending and it rings up about $650 on main gifts plus shipping charges and stocking stuffers. It's actually not as bad as I thought, I'm relived.
If worst comes to worst I'll just sell my room mate on the streets for grocery money, yay :D

ShadowofTime01
November 18th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Oh wow, I wish my friends were a bit more obvious like that. I'd ask them: "so what do you want for Christmas?" and they'll go "Oh something cool."

Gah... so vague
Haha, that's my family, and the people who do make lists only have s few things listed so it's hard if someone else has already bought that for them...
I love it when that happens, and especially if I'm the person doing the eyes lighting up:D
I love it too, It honestly brings a smile to my face every time I see it. I love christmas shopping with girls because of that, plus they're always a good balance for me who tends to just want to buy DVDs and Music for people.
"Would your aunt really watch the Apprentice dvd boxset?"
"Well... she watches it on tv... i guess not..."
"Let's go look for something in Crate and Barrel!" Large Beaming smile
"Woo..." Outward look of disappointment, but smiles after she grabs my hand and drags me forcfully towards a store I don't want to go into.

I did my calculations on how much I'll be spending and it rings up about $650 on main gifts plus shipping charges and stocking stuffers. It's actually not as bad as I thought, I'm relived.
If worst comes to worst I'll just sell my room mate on the streets for grocery money, yay :D
Wow you got off easy... although I'm really not looking forward to breaking the bank of gifts this year... but it's not like i can't afford it... sigh. Maybe I could sell my roommate for $ too...

jasonresno
November 18th, 2008, 11:01 PM
I've kinda started my Christmas shopping... got something for my girlfriend. It's gonna be a hard time present wise though, because, all in the same two weeks, her birthday, our two-year anniversary, and Christmas all happen. What planning XD.

Haha same here. I have Christmas with my girlfriend and then her birthday in early January :P

Avey
November 19th, 2008, 08:23 AM
I haven't thought about Christmas, let alone take what my friends and family might want as presents into consideration. My Christmas shopping will probably start in January. Nothing like a belated Christmas present to cheer people up, as I always say.

Angela
November 19th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I did my calculations on how much I'll be spending and it rings up about $650 on main gifts plus shipping charges and stocking stuffers. It's actually not as bad as I thought, I'm relived.
If worst comes to worst I'll just sell my room mate on the streets for grocery money, yay :D
Lol I would so too sell my roommate if I had one

*Imagines herself as a Chinese pimp grandma "I make you star on street" puts roommate into a mini skirt and gogo boots, and makes the roommate were a bra made out of dental floss, and then shoves the roommate into a dark alley, and takes money from the creepy guy walking into the alley*


I haven't thought about Christmas, let alone take what my friends and family might want as presents into consideration. My Christmas shopping will probably start in January. Nothing like a belated Christmas present to cheer people up, as I always say.

Lol, any reason why you make people wait?

Haha, that's my family, and the people who do make lists only have s few things listed so it's hard if someone else has already bought that for them...

I love it too, It honestly brings a smile to my face every time I see it. I love christmas shopping with girls because of that, plus they're always a good balance for me who tends to just want to buy DVDs and Music for people.
"Would your aunt really watch the Apprentice dvd boxset?"
"Well... she watches it on tv... i guess not..."
"Let's go look for something in Crate and Barrel!" Large Beaming smile
"Woo..." Outward look of disappointment, but smiles after she grabs my hand and drags me forcfully towards a store I don't want to go into.


Wow you got off easy... although I'm really not looking forward to breaking the bank of gifts this year... but it's not like i can't afford it... sigh. Maybe I could sell my roommate for $ too...

I would beet my uncle with a shoo if he would give me the apprentice dvd box set, or just trade it in for something worth watching.

ShadowofTime01
November 19th, 2008, 09:31 PM
I would beet my uncle with a shoo if he would give me the apprentice dvd box set, or just trade it in for something worth watching.
Haha, well I'm quite sure my aunt wouldn't beat me with a shoe. She liked the show... although I can see where that thought process was faulty... It's hard buying gifts for aunts and uncles, like you only see them every once and awhile, and it's hard to figure out what they like because they're old and mostly like to talk about what you're up to...

Although yes, I a would also beat any relative who gives me the Apprentice on DVD boxset with a shoe as well... or trade it in for something I actually watch... most likely the shoe thing... :D

1stGenNut
November 20th, 2008, 02:51 AM
I've kinda started it. I'm not doing too much for now, as there's something on the week before Christmas, where I'm hoping to get gifts from.

I have bought two books though - One for my friend Bev, and one for my mum, it's about Dog the Bounty Hunter, and it has pictures in it.

That's it for presents, £20 spent so far lol

Angela
November 20th, 2008, 08:15 AM
I've kinda started it. I'm not doing too much for now, as there's something on the week before Christmas, where I'm hoping to get gifts from.

I have bought two books though - One for my friend Bev, and one for my mum, it's about Dog the Bounty Hunter, and it has pictures in it.

That's it for presents, £20 spent so far lol


Only £20 for two books, were do you live?

If I want a decent book it's bound to cost over 40 dollars.
Haha, well I'm quite sure my aunt wouldn't beat me with a shoe. She liked the show... although I can see where that thought process was faulty... It's hard buying gifts for aunts and uncles, like you only see them every once and awhile, and it's hard to figure out what they like because they're old and mostly like to talk about what you're up to...

Although yes, I a would also beat any relative who gives me the Apprentice on DVD boxset with a shoe as well... or trade it in for something I actually watch... most likely the shoe thing... :D
Yes the beating relatives with a shoe maneuver is widely known.

1stGenNut
November 20th, 2008, 09:30 AM
I go to Waterstones in Hull for a good deal on Books. :)

On the Necropolis book for my friend, I got £3 off :P

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
November 20th, 2008, 02:09 PM
No. This year I have to take a Greyhound bus to get back home, and there's no way I'm gonna fit all my stuff and Christmas gifts into my bags.

I'll start it once I arrive at my destination. And I'll probably be a real cheapskate. Projected Christmas gift shopping budget: Less than $50.

Angela
November 20th, 2008, 02:18 PM
No. This year I have to take a Greyhound bus to get back home, and there's no way I'm gonna fit all my stuff and Christmas gifts into my bags.

I'll start it once I arrive at my destination. And I'll probably be a real cheapskate. Projected Christmas gift shopping budget: Less than $50.
What how is that even possible? *Key Chains for all*

Sonikku
November 20th, 2008, 02:33 PM
totaly my family is normaly done by thanksgiveing this season stesses me out

Kenshin5
November 20th, 2008, 02:35 PM
No shopping for me I have no money and no job.If I did I would probably buy my parents something but unfortunately I have no job therefore no money.

Loki
November 20th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I'm only buying a present for my brother this year, since when I ask my mom what she wants, she says, "Tiffany's Diamon Ring" and when I ask my dad what he wants he says, "Lexus SUV."

<_<;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

And "the thought's what counts" doesn't apply in my family unless you're my gushy mushy brother. I was going to buy him his gift at Borders a few weeks ago, but the copy was kind of beaten up and I decided no.

I'm gonna get him a nice Dave Barry book which rings up at about $16 max.

Oh, well, I guess I'll be getting presents for my friends too. I guess I should start thinking about that. :|

ShadowofTime01
November 20th, 2008, 10:42 PM
I'm only buying a present for my brother this year, since when I ask my mom what she wants, she says, "Tiffany's Diamon Ring" and when I ask my dad what he wants he says, "Lexus SUV."

<_<;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

And "the thought's what counts" doesn't apply in my family unless you're my gushy mushy brother. I was going to buy him his gift at Borders a few weeks ago, but the copy was kind of beaten up and I decided no.

I'm gonna get him a nice Dave Barry book which rings up at about $16 max.

Oh, well, I guess I'll be getting presents for my friends too. I guess I should start thinking about that. :|
Wow you parents are a little pricey to shop for... I think I could pull that off, but it would definitely hurt my pocket. What do you end up getting them when they give you those hopeless answer? Especially if the thought that counts only applies to your brother? I honestly never know what to get old people...

JessieB
November 21st, 2008, 12:01 AM
I just started...sorta. We usually lump my husband's birthday gift in to the Christmas budget since his birthday is, well, TODAY, haha. I bought him a classic controller for the Wii and a bunch of the classic games. But he's out at sea and won't be back until this weekend, so he doesn't know how awesome his gift is yet.

Pretty much as soon as he gets back though, we're going to start shopping. we actually have money this year, which is good, because it's our daughter's first Christmas and I feel the urge to buy her a million things, lol.

Renneh
November 21st, 2008, 12:54 AM
Sort of, I don't have alot of shopping to do.

Got my nan a fancy tissue box holder that she really likes. Got my mum a handbag she likes.

And I'm always stuck on what to get my dad so I'll leave that.


Also got myself a few things XPP

jasonresno
November 21st, 2008, 07:46 AM
I just started...sorta. We usually lump my husband's birthday gift in to the Christmas budget since his birthday is, well, TODAY, haha. I bought him a classic controller for the Wii and a bunch of the classic games. But he's out at sea and won't be back until this weekend, so he doesn't know how awesome his gift is yet.

Pretty much as soon as he gets back though, we're going to start shopping. we actually have money this year, which is good, because it's our daughter's first Christmas and I feel the urge to buy her a million things, lol.

Sounds awesome! I can't wait to spend Christmas married to my girl...is he in the service?

1stGenNut
November 22nd, 2008, 09:48 AM
Bought some more Christmas stuff today - Stormfront Raging Sea Deck and a Stormfront Booster with Regigas on the front for my cousin Fox.

And for my cousin Reace, a Tigers paint by number painting, with a mother and three cubs.
I've also got for him a white tiger poster which is going in a frame, and a white tiger notebook.

I'm hoping to do more shopping tomorrow, pending the weather!

Angela
November 23rd, 2008, 08:00 AM
Bought some more Christmas stuff today - Stormfront Raging Sea Deck and a Stormfront Booster with Regigas on the front for my cousin Fox.

And for my cousin Reace, a Tigers paint by number painting, with a mother and three cubs.
I've also got for him a white tiger poster which is going in a frame, and a white tiger notebook.

I'm hoping to do more shopping tomorrow, pending the weather!

Fox?
is your cousins name Fox?

So your cousin Reace must love Tigers;)

Naturalistick
November 23rd, 2008, 08:28 AM
Hardly ever touched Christmas subject, we usually tend to make the preparations a week or two before the actual day.
Plus, one needs time to think and re-think about all the stuff he's gonna ask 'cause there's always quite a plethora of things to choose from and impossibility to obtain all x).

Angela
November 23rd, 2008, 08:29 AM
Hardly ever touched Christmas subject, we usually tend to make the preparations a week or two before the actual day.
Plus, one needs time to think and re-think about all the stuff he's gonna ask 'cause there's always quite a plethora of things to choose from and impossibility to obtain all x).
I know:D

I really hate it when there are to many things that I want:D

1stGenNut
November 23rd, 2008, 10:05 AM
Fox?
is your cousins name Fox?

So your cousin Reace must love Tigers;)


Hah, yeah - has a big passion for white tigers especially.

Kinda wanted to get him a white tiger plushie, but they're kinda rare round here :/

Angela
November 24th, 2008, 06:56 AM
Hah, yeah - has a big passion for white tigers especially.

Kinda wanted to get him a white tiger plushie, but they're kinda rare round here :/
I would just give him a reak white tiger;),

But those are way to hard to find, and to tame, so I would give him a poster:D

pink-tiger
November 24th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Umm nope, havent started at all.I like doing last minute.Usually people dont find what their looking for,but I always do.

bobbie246
November 24th, 2008, 07:23 PM
not really.....i don't do any shopping except for myself....*sigh* typing that makes me feel horrible..........

Angela
November 25th, 2008, 09:17 AM
not really.....i don't do any shopping except for myself....*sigh* typing that makes me feel horrible..........


That seem *looks away* "look it's Madonna",


So if it makes you feel horrible then do something about it.

Alex31
November 25th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Yah, I started back in October (Christmas freak here)

Angela
November 25th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Yah, I started back in October (Christmas freak here)
OMG I to am a Christmas freak:D,

Lol today we had a Christmas table with cookies and stuff in my life *something* class, because it was the last class of life *something* before vacation:D

jasonresno
November 25th, 2008, 08:44 PM
not really.....i don't do any shopping except for myself....*sigh* typing that makes me feel horrible..........

Why is this? What's wrong?

Angela
December 15th, 2008, 10:23 AM
I only have too buy 2 more presents then I'm gonna buy myself something nice.

houston
December 15th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I'll start my christmas shopping this week...thursday or friday (school ends on wednesday)...basiclly it'll be like...100% clothes ^^

Angela
December 15th, 2008, 05:41 PM
I'll start my christmas shopping this week...thursday or friday (school ends on wednesday)...basiclly it'll be like...100% clothes ^^
Okay, why are you only gonna buy clothes?

Thomas
December 16th, 2008, 05:10 PM
I've bought some gifts, but not all of them. Christmas is getting wayy to close! I have to hurry up I still have my mom, my dad, and some other friends to shop for.

Lucy Lu
December 16th, 2008, 09:26 PM
I am going to start my shopping on Thursday since I am off from work on that day. And continue on it til Sunday. I am off Sunday as well, so I will finish up then. I will be ready for Christmas. =D

It looks like I waited til the last minute, but I had a few bills I needed to pay first. Still got a few more bills, but I budgeted and I am going to be fine. ^^

Angela
December 17th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Well 1 gift and then I'm finished:D

Went
December 17th, 2008, 07:03 AM
I have to do it this weekend :[

I have to buy thinks for my mother, my step-dad and... dunno if my aunt. Oh, well, it is going to be fun -.-;

Angela
December 17th, 2008, 10:31 AM
So I'm going to be buying the last gift this weekend:D,


I have all week to do it, I'm on a vacation:D,

I'll be going to the mall with my friends later on this week, we haven't set a date since one of my friend's boss heard she was on a Christmas vacation and asked her to work some more.

Pechachu
December 18th, 2008, 01:34 AM
My family keeps trying to get me to go out Christmas shopping with them. And I keep telling them I don't want to do Christmas this year. .__.

But apparently, because they've already bought me things, I've got to. I hate the moral obligations that come with this season. I really do.

Dukey
December 18th, 2008, 01:43 AM
I've done all the big stuff. I suspect my mum will still be gathering stocking fillers though.
Wii + 10 Zillion Games ftw.

Guillermo
December 18th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Surprisingly for 14 years of age, I've done a lot. I've bought my father, sister and best friend something.

Angela
December 19th, 2008, 08:23 PM
I finished my shopping today, after I had my hair colored, I know how to multitask:D