Friday, November 14, 2008

Today's Topic: Gift Buying

Day 3 of the Momdot Christmas Party. Are you blogging? If not you should head on over to Momdot and start entering.



When do you start Christmas shopping? How do you budget for Christmas? Do you stick to your budget?

I shop for Christmas year round. If I see something on clearance/sale and I know someone on my list would love it, I'll pick it up. I keep a rubbermaid bin in the closet of our bedroom to store such goodies in. This makes it easier to budget too, since I'm not spending one huge lump sum in a month or two. I try to budget a certain amount like say $20 for my nieces and brothers, and then work around that amount. I tend to stick to my budget for the most part unless I get a really good deal on something that I didn't plan on buying.


24 comments:

Staci said...

I need to get with it and start shopping year round. I'm such a slacker!

Custom Blog Designs said...

You are an inspiring shopper!

Sarah said...

Ok I am officially jealous of all you people who shop all year! I'm not that good!

Erin Tales said...

I need to get a container to store my gifts. They are loose on a shelf in my closet - where I used to keep jeans. LOL.

Caitlin said...

I agree with Staci, I'm a slaker too! I love the rubbermaid idea. May have to implement that the next go round.

Shasta said...

I really need to start shopping year around, this year I managed to get some small things early but not much.

3 Kids and Us said...

I'm terrible, if I shopped year round I'd lose their presents before then.

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Ha, if I bought something I'd give it to them within a week :) Here's My Day 3! Come sign Mr. Linky!

Proud Mommy said...

Great idea!!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Alright. Reading all these posts about all you organized people is really starting to make me feel like a slacker.

Tena said...

I am loving this topic today, I am getting so many fun idea's! Might be too late this year, but next year... it's on like donkey kong!

The Party of Five said...

Another on the ball shopper. I am jealous.

sandy said...

I'm beginning to panic. Every one is so far ahead on their shopping.

Bridgette said...

You are so organized!

Bridget said...

wow, I wish I was more like you in this department...maybe that will be my new years resolution!

Kim @ What's That Smell said...

I wish I was as organized about my shopping and got things early like you!

On The Verge said...

I hope to be organized like you one of these years!

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The Petersons said...

I need to go buy a big rubbermaid bin. What a great idea!

Tracye said...

great idea!

AJ said...

I need to start doing that. I always so I'm going to but I never do!

Jess said...

Nice tip about the bin! May have to do that!

Rita @ My Precious Pennies said...

I do clearance shopping too, but I don't have a bin. I just toss it in my storage closet. Should really do the bin thing...

Momstart said...

I need a bin too.