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#1 speeddiva  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 4, 2022 - 10:46 am

I think I’m about halfway done. I’m totally stumped for a couple of people so I may have to wander around some stores for inspiration.

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Posted Nov 4, 2022 - 10:59 am

Let's just say I hope my husband isn't home when all the orders start rolling in! :sidesplit



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Posted Nov 4, 2022 - 2:30 pm

Let's just say I hope my husband isn't home when all the orders start rolling in! :sidesplit

:)


Shopping for gifts?  Not so much 

shopping for me?  It’s going good :)


Edited by HanShotFirst, Nov 4, 2022 - 2:29 pm.


#4 MariahA  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 4, 2022 - 6:29 pm

Last Amazon order placed, going to a local store for ODS's big present (not available online that I could find and I wanted to do at least some local shopping anyway) Probably next week on that, the farm store usually gets one BIG shipment of toys before Christmas and it just came in so have to get it while they have it! Last year they were wiped out before Thanksgiving.

Placing a Thrift Books order this weekend and then it's wrapping central. Candy for stockings closer to Christmas because it'll get eaten if I buy now 🤣

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Posted Nov 6, 2022 - 1:37 am

This year is off at my home. I thought I would go back to school (18 credit hours at a time) while still working full time.  Shopping aspect is fine! It’s what I do to chill for a minute when I can. It’s the holiday prep that is scaring me, like the wrapping! 
I did take a weekend to fly to “ deliver” gifts to my sons family  who won’t be home this year. 



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Posted Nov 6, 2022 - 3:25 am

Shopping is going well for me. I'm halfway done, usually I'm stuck on what to get people and end up buying things last minute. I'm glad I'm early because this year I won't be running around like a crazy lady lol . My goal is to have everything bought and wrapped by Christmas week .

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Posted Nov 6, 2022 - 4:16 am

We have started. Just got our daughters big gift (well it’s ordered but won’t arrive till sometime late this week). We will probably kick it into higher gear now and try to finish up sooner than later.

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Posted Nov 6, 2022 - 9:56 am

I've hit a plateau with ideas this year.
20 of 25 grandkids done ..4 great granddaughters done... our 8 children and spouses is where I'm stuck. Budget is super tight so trying to be frugal.
They are all so different in interests and so on
Thought of the hand casting kits or personalized diamond painting..... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Posted Nov 7, 2022 - 5:46 am

I've hit a plateau with ideas this year.
20 of 25 grandkids done ..4 great granddaughters done... our 8 children and spouses is where I'm stuck. Budget is super tight so trying to be frugal.
They are all so different in interests and so on
Thought of the hand casting kits or personalized diamond painting..... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


Do you like cooking/baking? Baskets of homemade treats for everyone? IOU coupons for babysitting or one family meal of their choice? Which could add up for 8 families but would be spread out more

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Posted Nov 7, 2022 - 6:28 am

Wellllll, lol... Saturday I picked up a Pikachu toy for the grand from Target using the 25% off one toy/book and my 10% employee discount ($39.99 originally so after discounts paid about $30) so that was my biggest purchase this season thus far... that's about it so far...



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Posted Nov 7, 2022 - 8:29 am

I feel very spaced out this year for some reason. I feel like I'm so far behind, but I don't know what to buy to catch up.

 

 

Maybe part of it is because I usually buy a lot from LTD Commodities, so I usually have 2 or 3 BIG boxes sitting in my office by this time. This year I haven't ordered anything from them.  Walmart's screwing with the game plan this year isn't helping either :).



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Posted Nov 7, 2022 - 11:15 am

Almost done. Need to order my daughter sneakers, deposit on DH vacation and pick up a few gift cards for my son's from their local area.

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Posted Nov 12, 2022 - 1:10 pm

Still waiting on lists. Every year.



#14 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2022 - 1:31 pm

Finally got out and about this morning and got a couple of things for my secret Santa but otherwise I’m clueless on what to buy for anyone.  



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Posted Nov 12, 2022 - 4:58 pm

:)
Shopping for gifts?  Not so much 
shopping for me?  It’s going good :)


YEAH, cuz I know what I want when I see it :D

Not sure what others want but i got an electric toothbrush.

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Posted Nov 13, 2022 - 3:41 pm

Still waiting on lists. Every year

 

Last year we created a Christmas Wish list in a Google spreadsheet so everyone gets to place items they want on the list. This has been a game changer. We do put  time limit on when you can add gifts and it has worked. I have 95% done. I am waiting to see if I can get a deal on the last items.



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Posted Nov 19, 2022 - 7:48 pm

for the first year i am waaayyyyyyy behind . just started today. and mostly shopping for the graduates only right now. ( i purchase thousands of $$$ of gifts to be used as prizes.) i got  3 tvs,  3 metal detectors , 3 cooling devices ,6 camp chairs , 3 ear buds,3 echo dots. and ill order the  mini fridges and microwaves now ... then kohls in am , should be a lot there..



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Posted Nov 22, 2022 - 9:31 am

I'm done! Waiting for a Shutterfly order to arrive then I can knock out wrapping the last few orders that arrived. The farm store actually did a pop up toy sale last week so I even got ODS's Santa present for $23! He found the same set on Amazon and showed me (very excited about it so yes!) It's $42 on Amazon! Love finding deals, and it was local!

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Posted Nov 29, 2022 - 6:46 pm

My shopping is going terribly. I have no idea what I’m getting anyone plus I have been in the hospital with my dd . Hoping to go home tomorrow 🤞

#20 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 29, 2022 - 6:51 pm

Finally got a list of ideas from my mom for her and my Dad.  Got them taken care of mostly so know just my sibling who is the hardest one to buy for……..



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Posted Nov 29, 2022 - 7:11 pm

Mine's not going bad.
Most everyone is done or basically done.
Still nothing for my sister or BIL. And I need something else for grown daughter and her boyfriend.
However, right now the stockings will be empty!! So I gotta work on that.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 am

Well I didn't get all the lists until Sunday Thanksgiving week, when we were out of town all week, and ever since we came back, we have been back, so no in store shopping, just some delirious online shopping as I have no clue what I have gotten and what I sill need to get. BF has been a bust this year.






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