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Christmas Shopping: Have you finished yet? 35 votes

Yes, of course, I'm a MoneySaver stocked up since January!
lush_walrusgrunnienewmum1mum2oneKit1UnknownBBTHREEnic2075Mrs_Ryanmidnightraven3msgigglewick 11 votes
No, what on earth, it's only September!
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  • Oakdene
    Oakdene Posts: 2,560 Forumite
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    Not even started!!

    I love December weekends when I can enjoy the buzz of Christmas shopping & the markets, then taking the presents home, lighting the fire & wrapping them with a glass of mulled wine!!
    Dwy galon, un dyhead,
    Dwy dafod ond un iaith,
    Dwy raff yn cydio’n ddolen,
    Dau enaid ond un taith.
  • missbiggles1
    missbiggles1 Posts: 17,481 Forumite
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    No, what on earth, it's only September!
    Definitely should say "Have you started it yet?".
  • Mrs_Ryan
    Mrs_Ryan Posts: 11,832 Forumite
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    edited 21 September 2016 at 9:25PM
    Yes, of course, I'm a MoneySaver stocked up since January!
    I'm all done yes- got my last couple of gifts today. I've been quite thrifty this year- I heavily utilised the summer sales and EBay to get the best deals- and I've found bargains in some unlikely places- I bought a load of sugar free sweets for my dad (he's diabetic) in the WH Smith in George Eliot hospital when I went to have my hearing aids fitted :D
    *The RK and FF fan club* #Family*Don’t Be Bitter- Glitter!* #LotsOfLove ‘Darling you’re my blood, you have my heartbeat’ Dad 20.02.20
  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,641 Forumite
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    You forgot the "are you completely and utterly mad" option.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • SailorSam
    SailorSam Posts: 22,754 Forumite
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    I'm well stocked up with booze, what else is needed ?
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
  • Ilona
    Ilona Posts: 2,449 Forumite
    There should be another option.....No, not started, and don't intend to. Don't do Christmas here.

    I love skip diving.
  • No, what on earth, it's only September!
    Started last night. :T

    I have great admiration for people who shop the sales/discounts throughout the year. I do wonder what happens if people (usually children) change their minds about likes/dislikes closer to Xmas however! :think:
    “In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important”
    - Eleventh Doctor
  • pelirocco
    pelirocco Posts: 8,274 Forumite
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    Alternative poll
    Do you

    a) buy gifts early , because its in a sale and cheap ..........and after all its the thought that counts
    b) save your money all year and buy something the other person really wants
    c) Dont bother , because if its something I really want , I would have bought it already ( with money not spent on buying for the sake of it )
    d) all sit in a circle and pass the same £20 note around

    I love Christmas , but will only buy for children and then limit the number of presents , after all who wants a house full of Crap ....( I will top up with money /voucher for them to spend through out the year ) We dont buy for adults , we spend the money on nights out and or going away with each other . We will have a big party on the Sunday before Christmas for friends and family ( unless that is Christmas eve ) and then Christmas day I do lunch for who ever whats to come/ i can fit in ( quite a lot )
    Vuja De - the feeling you'll be here later
  • No, what on earth, it's only September!
    I've got some ideas and have started saving but haven't bought a present yet. I wouldn't buy this early as most decide what they want a month before. I should be able to get most of it done online in a couple of hours though.
  • No, what on earth, it's only September!
    I've got the default presents (mugs filled with sweets) sorted, it's now the tigging awkward squad (husband & sons) I need to pin to the mat & extract a wishlist with web addresses from.

    I found temporary Amazon Prime membership was a real blessing even if their prices are not always the best - the lads look & coo and choose & once they've said "That one", the article is in their heap within 24 hours. Not very MSE but brilliant for expectation management.

    I'm *hoping* to get them switched on to the idea of delayed gratification - but the Alibaba sourced headphone will need to arrive in the next fortnight!
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