Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?

Poll started 22 Jan 2013


The January sales are perhaps the cheapest time of year to do Christmas shopping – so have you been out buying presents and decorations?


Which of the options is closest to your situation?




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  • cats2012cats2012 Forumite
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    I understand being money saving, but I put effort into choosing really personal presents for all birthdays and Christmas, so stocking up from Boots etc in the sales just doesn't work for me.

    I might buy some bits across the year, but only if it's the perfect present - an "I saw this and thought of you moment"
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  • cats2012 wrote: »
    I understand being money saving, but I put effort into choosing really personal presents for all birthdays and Christmas, so stocking up from Boots etc in the sales just doesn't work for me.

    I might buy some bits across the year, but only if it's the perfect present - an "I saw this and thought of you moment"

    Not everyone shopping in the sales buys all they gifts in the Boots sale. And quite frankly I find your comment insulting.
    Just because you shop in Dec and I shop in Jan does not mean you put any more thought in to it than I do.
  • emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    The items in the sale is the tat nobody wanted to buy last xmas.
    Wins so far this year: Mum to be bath set, follow me Domino Dog, Vital baby feeding set, Spiderman goody bag, free pack of Kiplings cakes, £15 love to shop voucher, HTC Desire, Olive oil cooking spray, Original Source Strawberry Shower Gel, Garnier skin care hamper, Marc Jacobs fragrance.
  • it was stuff i couldn't afford before sales....one mans tat is another mans treasure...you snob!
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  • luxor4tluxor4t Forumite
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    So far, from 6 different shops:
    All the cards, wrapping paper and crackers for Xmas 2013.

    8 presents for Xmas 2013

    2 January birthday gifts, 3 spring birthday gifts.

    E.g. Sister's BDay gifts (preserving set, tea towel and a recipe book with decorative jar toppers) would have cost over £45, sale price: £14.50.
    Tat? no.
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
  • i have a present cupboard i try to keep topped up through out the year. got a few bits in the sales, but nothing that i would consider 'tat' if someone only warranted that i couldn't see the point of getting them anything.
    lots of the stuff in the sales was stuff they had over stocked on, over priced or couldnt get out in time before christmas so they cut their losses and sell it off afterwards
    its the same gift whether youve paid £14 or £45 and only you know you got it in the sales not the recipient, they hopefully just see a thoughtfully chosen gift.
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  • it was stuff i couldn't afford before sales....one mans tat is another mans treasure...you snob!

    I love it! I think I felt the ground shake when you hit that exclamation mark msgigglewick
  • I haven't bought anything yet.
    I do need to sort the house out and make a designated present storage space. I tend to be last minute, however, I have vowed that this year i will start early in the year and keep a log of what I've bought etc .
    I wish I had been organised enough to have already started like some of you on here have. I've seen some lovely things in the sales but until i have a special place to store them, there is no point for me or they'll end up stored all over the place and not organised at all.
    If any of you lovely organised people have any pointers or suggestions, they will be gratefully received. TIA
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  • plimsollplimsoll Forumite
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    I've planned some Christmas presents already (to knit) and i have some of the yarn to knit those, but my kids are getting to the age now where i have to wait till nearer to Christmas to be sure they won't change their minds. I have set aside a couple of things for a "secret Santa" to me from me though lol.
  • tattycath wrote: »
    I haven't bought anything yet.
    I do need to sort the house out and make a designated present storage space. I tend to be last minute, however, I have vowed that this year i will start early in the year and keep a log of what I've bought etc .
    I wish I had been organised enough to have already started like some of you on here have. I've seen some lovely things in the sales but until i have a special place to store them, there is no point for me or they'll end up stored all over the place and not organised at all.
    If any of you lovely organised people have any pointers or suggestions, they will be gratefully received. TIA

    As long as you keep a note of what you have and where it is, the storage really doesn't matter. If you kids in the house I would suggest your bedroom for any bits for them. Under the bed, on top of the wardrobe. I have an old truck that I use, but everyone has there own ideas.
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