Do you leave all your xmas shopping to the last minute or are you super organized?

I bet I'll be running around like crazy on Christmas Eve Happy

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14 replies since 11th December 2011 • Last reply 11th December 2011

I try to get in early - but I've decided that I'm making things for people this year - which will mean burning the late night oil, wearing fingers to the bone etc.
But that just means I'm being normal!!
And I HATE shopping on Christmas eve...

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I tried, I really tried! But still have loooooads to do! :s I have about 25 people I have to buy/make for- me and my boyfriend both have huge families, so yeah- trying not to freak out too much!

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I still have so much to do! Usually, I get things done in advance. But this year was my first year in college and I've spent December studying for finals. As soon as I'm on break, I'm going to start crafting like crazy!

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My strategy is to buy anything I like for a person when I see it. Sometimes I have my first christmas present in September...

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Considering other than gift cards, pop corn, and hotchocolate.. and well anything I will need to bring to the christmas dinner, there really isn't any christmas shopping gifts wise left to do as of a few days ago, Just those small things which are easily picked up at any time! Happy

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i try and get next years presents in the january sales if i can , other than that i basically buy all year round,if i see something reasonable. one of the best presents i ever bought (so my dad says ) was a flight for my dad to fly a tiger moth plane, he had always wanted to fly in one since beong a small boy and at 75 years old he did it , he said it was wonderful.

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I usually try to get it done early, but it turns into a last minute thing.. :s heh.

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I'm done! Except for my boyfriend not sure what to give him something nerdy, something unique, something different, something special... hmmms.. good luck everyone happy holidays!

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I try to organize at the very start of Dec. 1-7th; buy gifts for my parents. 7-14th, buy gifts for my close friends. 14-21st; buy gifts for whoever else I want/have to give gifts to. 21st-24th; desperately scramble when I find out I forgot someone as usual XD

I don't tend to make gifts for people unless I'm really really sure they'll like it... But, I did finish early this year (already bought gifts for people I want/have to gift gifts to and I have an extra three days now), so I might make something for my mom or something. She fawns over anything I make Tongue

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um, normally I am o.k. at it...but I have only got my mom something this year... so uh, I need to get shopping :\

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I started making gifts for everyone in my family last month, so im practically done. ...i just have to make christmas Cake Pops for everyone the day before now.

I have a large family also (and i dont speak to them often), so i made everyone the same thing; big magazine bowls (in different colors). So they were pretty quick to whip out.

I usually super-stress myself out when im making stuff on a deadline, so i usually finish things WAAAY ahead of time, from sheer panic. lol

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Usually, I'm running around like a chicken with her head cut off; trying to shop for everyone last minute. But this year I got an early start in November and managed to get most of my shopping done. Except for a couple people on my list who are recieving Hot Cocoa Gift Sets (one of my projects.)

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I'm fairly last minute. I like to feel the rush LOL.

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i left mine to the last minute due to working. But i bought mine online and made somethings. I hate rushing and i usually start xmas shopping in Sept/Oct time

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