And So it Begins

I bought my first Christmas gift the other day, one for Lil’ Sis and her hubby. (Yeah, like I’m going to tell you what it is…)
This is a good plan in terms of budgeting. If I was really smart I’d be putting cash aside and doing the bulk of the shopping on Boxing Day, in the sales. Particularly as the family Christmas is not happening until I get to NZ in January… But when I see something I’ll pick it up now just so that I don’t miss out.
Truth is I’m pretty crap at present buying. I can buy for kids; for them I’m a big fan of educational toys, and my nephews love to read so that’s always an easy mark – books.
I’m good for vouchers too, when you’re rubbish at present buying vouchers are your saviour. I LOVE to get vouchers, it’s like getting free money, but there seems to be a bit of stigma attached to them when you’re buying for someone else, like they’re a cop out because you can’t think of what to buy, or worse, that you can’t be bothered to make the effort. Fact is when you’re rubbish at figuring out what to buy vouchers save your life.
This Christmas, I have a cunning plan for the kids, making my own gifts. But again, can’t tell you much about that… Having figured it out though, I need to do some thinking about everybody else…
I guess what I’m getting at is that Christmas is coming and I’m planning ahead.
At least for now…

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  1. This Xmas we’ve decided on no prezzies for the grownups each – we’re all gifting each other a brand new F** off barbie complete with rotissere, and the kids are getting a trampoline. Easy peasy!
    But I still need to think of something for the OH. I’m angling on a nice shiny new LCD screen for the PC. I’m sure he’ll love it ;)

  2. Haa haaa you and he both…
    Man, gotta get up there to try out that barbie and put you through your singstar paces again. I’m going to need to start having 3 week holidays in NZ instead of 2 weekers…