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Christmas Shopping 2009

October 20th, 2009 at 02:15 am

I stated Christmas Shopping a few months ago and was hoping to be done by the end of October. Well with only 2 weeks left it is not looking like I will be done by then....but hopefully by the middle of November.
Here is how I am doing -
Husband - Hmmm..nothing definite yet, but anything Red Sox will work
Mom - She wants flips flops..yes it is Dec in ND and that is what she wants...
Dad - Ugh....No ideas!
Brother #1 - thinking grill set and maybe some house stuff as he and SIL just bought a house
Brother #2 - 18 y/o and refuses to give me any gift ideas
Sister-in-Law - DONE! Margarita Shaker and Hand Juicer - $17.89 total!
Uncle - DONE! NFL Shop Steelers Hat that I got for FREE for sending in bottle caps from Mountain Dew bottles (hey I am addicted, what can I say!)
Cousin - DONE! Book from Barnes and Noble.com, I bought a used version that said status "new" and used a GC that I had won at work, total cost $6.74, plus a Dr. Scholls "Love my Sole" pack $8.67.
Friend #1 - DONE! Book from B&N again, and used another GC, total cost $11.07
Friend #2 - DONE! Book from Target on sale $9.84
Friend #3 - Maybe a DVD set?
MIL, FIL, SIL #2 and DH's Grandma - DH is in charge of, but probably $20-$30 a piece.
I think that is everyone (Yes I have more then 3 friends! Just only 3 that I buy for.)
Total Christmas Budget = $400.00
Totals as of 10/19/09
$54.21 spent on 5 people!
5 people done out of 15

6 Responses to “Christmas Shopping 2009 ”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    On brother #2 at 18 cash is always good, or maybe if you don't mind supporting the habit/establishments a gift certificate to McD, Subway, BK, etc. At least those would be appreciated by the young men near that age in my household. Mmmm food GOOD!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    wow, that's a lot of people to buy for! but you have done well so far. i thank my lucky stars we don't really celebrate christmas in the traditional sense (as in, we don't expect and don't give presents - it is more about having a lunch with family and spending time together) - much cheaper that way!

  3. miclason Says:

    I havenīt even started this year!!
    Iīm hoping to be done before the start of the "shopping nights", though!

  4. girltherapy Says:

    I pretty much know what everyone is getting, but haven't started shopping yet. Oh. I take that back, ordered some stocking stuffers from the Avon Lady last week! That's early for me.

  5. clip2savemore Says:

    Sounds like you are well on your way to getting finished up. I second LuxLiving's ideas for cash or gift cards for fast food.

  6. Here 2 Help Services Says:

    Another great option for gift cards is Plastic Jungle (just click on Here 2 Help Services to get there). They offer cards at a discount. Up to 40% off!

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