I usually start my Christmas shopping towards the end of July and I’m usually finished by the time October comes around, give or take a few presents. Yes, I know it sounds crazy but I like being organized in that sense. There’s a lot of people I need to buy for! Almost all shopping is done online too. This year I’m a wee bit lacking in the funds and I do have a list for my regulars, but nothing has been bought. I still can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed because I’ve been one to not go in debt during the Christmas season, and now I’ve turned into one of those.
I’ve got everything planned out though. Everyone’s gift has been chosen and I just need to go out and get it. It doesn’t hurt that the females I need to buy for are totally excited to receive some of my freebies that I got throughout the year using coupons [My Mom in fact is very excited to receive her free razors, shampoo, and shave gel!]. Throughout the year I always keep an e-mail draft in my gmail account and write down ideas for people’s gifts. Especially, when they subconsciously mention things throughout the year that they’d like to have. They think I have a memory like an elephant, but I just whip out my blackberry quickly, e-mail it to myself and then add it to the e-mail draft later on.
I think a trip to Toronto is needed. Very soon.