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I used to be one of those people out at the last minute, racing around at Chadstone shopping centre’s 24 hour day/night extravaganza , paying too money in a panic, buying random Christmas presents in a frenzy. I made a vow a few years ago (coincidentally around the time I was blessed with children I think!) to be done with my shopping by the end of November. This was also partly because Chadstone was my local shopping centre and for anyone who has been there in the festive season, it’s not pretty.
This year I am going to try and buy as much as I can on-line (its sooooo good) – from the luxury of my own home, delivered in a very civilised and calm way.
Today I even drew up a spreadsheet! Here is a sample of it!! (Information presented here is fictional to protect the receivers of gifts!)
My other Christmas gift buying hint is, if you are out shopping and you see something for someone, buy it! May sound simple, but buying the odd gift here and there can really help ease the mad rush.
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I now buy presents for friends at any time of the year and put them away for birthdays etc. and cards too. I love giving cards and keep a stash at all times.
So, in an effort to enter the festive season in the right spirit, I aim to remove any unnecessary stress.
What's your Christmas shopping routine?