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#1 Elmck  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 10:00 am

I started this past weekend and got a few gifts. I mainly shop on Saturdays between now and Christmas because life is just to busy to go out more than that. I would say I am about 5% done. Hope I can find some good deals online this year. I am checking here everyday!!!



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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 10:57 am

I bought one movie that was on clearance.

 

We just had my husbands birthday and my middle son has his next month. I'm still undecided what to get him.

 

I don't really start until after Halloween.

 

ETA because I already forgot I hid them. HAHA I bought itunes cards that had a discount.


Edited by shopping4my3son, Sep 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm.

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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 11:52 am

We buy stuff as soon as stuff is clearanced after Christmas so without making a list we probably have at least 50-70% of what we'll need.



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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Does preordering the Xbox one count? Because that's all I've done :) I have been working on lists and I'll probably really start shopping next month when my Christmas Club $ comes. It's rare for me to start before October and I am generally done by the 1st week of Dec.

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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Preordered the Xbox One and just picked up a clearance talking "joker" action figure for DS2



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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 2:36 pm

I have bought 3 kitchenaid mixers when they have been on sale for my sisters and my daughter. I have shopped for grandkids, son in law, hubby,  daughter in law or brothers. The brothers are easy gc from gander mtn or cabelas does it. Son wants a tablet so I am looking now.



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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 8:42 pm

I am about 90% done, just a couple of gifts for my 4 mth old, a 3ds for my son, a purse for my Mon, and something for my Dad. Oh I need stocking stuffers too.

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Posted Sep 16, 2013 - 5:42 am

None yet! I've started making a ist in my head though! I need to transfer that list to my phone though :)



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Posted Sep 16, 2013 - 8:50 am

None! But I have started making a list!



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Posted Sep 16, 2013 - 9:58 am

yikes! none so far...but ditto on the list.....sort of!

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Posted Sep 16, 2013 - 10:22 am

I am about 50% done. I pick up some things at the taget clearances and on the deals I catch throughout the year. I also buy anything I feel will be harder to find later on. 


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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 2:33 am

Lots of stocking stuffers and started grab bag gifts..........but the next 73 days (72 if you go out on Thanksgiving) are going to be fun!!!!



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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 4:21 am

None!  My daughter's birthday is next month so I am hoping that I can start very soon.

 

I am not really sure what to get though.  A lot of the stuff my boys (15 years) are wanting won't really be on sale BF, such as fishing stuff and camo stuff.  They do want a laptop but not sure whether to get them BF or go put one on layaway.  I want one with HDMI output that is a decent computer. 

 

My daughter has mentioned several things and a couple of them I may can get BF, but not sure.  She is wanting a dollhouse, a kitchen, and she has mentioned a few other things.

 

OH yeah, I forgot that 2 of the kids has mentioned a game system.  I have also thought about getting them a basketball goal (one of the nice ones).


Edited by starbeck96, Sep 17, 2013 - 4:23 am.


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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 6:35 am

I have to wait until closer to Christmas. I switch my hiding spots yearly because the girls like to snoop and end up losing presents. Last year when I was getting out the gifts to wrap I found 4 DS games from the previous year. On a good note I did just find 3 Itunes GC's I hid in the glove box of my car. They were supposed to be stocking stuffers last year.



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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 7:30 am

I've bought a few stocking stuffers. My kids are all grown up so the fun is gone, all they want is expensive stuff so I don't have much to get.

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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 6:24 pm

I am about 90% done, just a couple of gifts for my 4 mth old, a 3ds for my son, a purse for my Mon, and something for my Dad. Oh I need stocking stuffers too.

Did you say 90% done ? Doesn't that rub you all the fun for Black Friday sale ?



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Posted Sep 17, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Not really, I always find something someone in the family wants, so I guess it's just extra on top of what I all ready got them. Also I generally shop for me on Black Friday. This year I need a chest freezer.

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Posted Sep 18, 2013 - 6:12 pm

I started buying stocking stuffers this past weekend


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Posted Sep 19, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I just started clearing out the old toys and making a list. I wind up giving the gifts early if I buy them early. I have already given my husband the one gift I already bought!



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Posted Sep 20, 2013 - 1:51 pm

I've done good on stocking stutters so far since I've bought all year long. I have to buy for 10 stockings so it helps to not wait til last minute. Other than that, I've bought 6 gifts so far. I obviously have ALOT to still do. LOL! I'm trying to hold out for BF though since that's when I get the best deals and the most done. I'll still pick stuff up before then though.

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Posted Sep 20, 2013 - 3:37 pm

I have not started yet, waiting on some deals on the 3ds xl and aside from that, no one seems to know what in the world they want for Christmas.  When I ask them, they make me feel like "Mom its only September, I have plenty of time to decide."  I am so not a last minute shopper, but I don't want to get them toys that they're not going to play with.  I am finally learning if they don't bug me to death about, they don't really want it and its just going to collect dust in their room.



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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 4:24 am

I've got most of my stocking stuffers for free or almost free using coupons throughout the year.  I've also bought my 2 gdaughters levi jeans at sam's for $13 and plain tshirts (I am taking them to a printer and getting special messages on them, plus the baby), I've got the supplies to make my nieces, all three of my sons' gfriends and my mom's presents. 



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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 4:28 am

None!  My daughter's birthday is next month so I am hoping that I can start very soon.

 

I am not really sure what to get though.  A lot of the stuff my boys (15 years) are wanting won't really be on sale BF, such as fishing stuff and camo stuff.  They do want a laptop but not sure whether to get them BF or go put one on layaway.  I want one with HDMI output that is a decent computer. 

 

My daughter has mentioned several things and a couple of them I may can get BF, but not sure.  She is wanting a dollhouse, a kitchen, and she has mentioned a few other things.

 

OH yeah, I forgot that 2 of the kids has mentioned a game system.  I have also thought about getting them a basketball goal (one of the nice ones).

The sporting goods items do go on black Friday...My son's were into those a few years back and I got good deals on them on BF at Wal-Mart, Meijer's and Dick's sporting goods :)



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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 5:17 pm

I got my DD10 a few more things yesterday. I went ahead and bought the bracelet loom maker and the rubber bands for it at TRU on Saturday and they went on sale today. Thankfully the 20% off I used yesterday ended up being about the same as the deal in the ad. I also went to Michaels and got her a few things from there. I really am trying hard to do some each week so I can enjoy the shopping. 



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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 5:59 pm

I am 90% done. I only have two more gifts to pick up for my son and stocking stuffers. Oh, and have to get something for son's girlfriend and a couple of people at work. Feels good to just about be done!

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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 6:05 pm

I haven't done any but need to start!

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Posted Sep 22, 2013 - 6:10 pm

The sporting goods items do go on black Friday...My son's were into those a few years back and I got good deals on them on BF at Wal-Mart, Meijer's and Dick's sporting goods :)


I've got most of my stocking stuffers for free or almost free using coupons throughout the year. I've also bought my 2 gdaughters levi jeans at sam's for $13 and plain tshirts (I am taking them to a printer and getting special messages on them, plus the baby), I've got the supplies to make my nieces, all three of my sons' gfriends and my mom's presents.


I think that's awesome! I love doing that, buying something very inexpensive and with a little creativity making it a really nice gift :)

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 2:30 pm

I've only started on DD. I got her a 5pk monster high doll set and Lego friends stables. Both were on sale and i couldn't pass it up. I also got her some monster high items in the dollar spot for her stocking. DS's bday is coming up soon, so everything i have for him so far is or that.

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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 5:06 am

I haven't technically bought anything. I did, this past weekend, put a layaway on at Walmart and Kmart. My dd5 is easy, my dd11 is the hardest. I do know I will get her a mannequin head, but I don't know what to get her to go with besides hair rollers and clips. She likes to do hair, so I figured that would be a great gift, but I'm not comfortable getting her hot curling irons.
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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 8:37 am

I would say we are about 30% done. We planning on do some more Christmas gift shopping this weekend.






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