Christmas shopping- how early is too early?

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clovismackintosh
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25 Jun 2010, 9:52 am

I just tuned into the QVC shopping channel. They're trying to sell Christmas gifts!

Meanwhile outside its mid-summer here. How early is too early for Christmas shopping? Has anyone began planning already?


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25 Jun 2010, 9:54 am

Technically if you want to be cheap you can buy christmas gifts during the boxing day sale the year before.



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25 Jun 2010, 10:01 am

jc6chan wrote:
Technically if you want to be cheap you can buy christmas gifts during the boxing day sale the year before.
So we're already too late! oh well I guess I won't be buying anyone a gift this year :D


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25 Jun 2010, 10:10 am

It is never too early to start shopping for the holidays. There are bargains all year long, why wait until the last few months of the year when you can proactively pick up objects earlier?


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25 Jun 2010, 11:03 am

If you are currently buying gifts for Christmas 2013, you're too early.


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25 Jun 2010, 11:41 am

My mom would start Christmas shopping early as February when I was little.



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25 Jun 2010, 11:54 am

I am starting to feel that I'm in a very small minority here - still if you cant be an individual here at WP then where can you be? :)


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25 Jun 2010, 12:14 pm

It does seem very early as it is late June and Christmas is still six months away. It'd be tough to start this early because there are other events between now and December, such as people's birthdays, including mine in early November. I often get upset as early as late September about Christmas coming because I'm still getting adjusted to fall and retailers are already preparing for the holidays.

This coming holiday season, I think my family will decorate our house in the latter half of November for the first time ever because I noticed my mother under a lot of stress last year about getting the house all decorated. The tree would be the last thing to go up as we buy a fresh one every year and those don't go on sale until early December.



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25 Jun 2010, 12:31 pm

Anything before christmas eve.


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25 Jun 2010, 1:27 pm

I'm going to start Christmas shopping.


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25 Jun 2010, 1:29 pm

December 26th is much to early :P !


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25 Jun 2010, 1:30 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
I'm going to start Christmas shopping.
Was it this discussion that reminded you then? :)


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26 Jun 2010, 5:19 am

some people would say July. I would say there is no good time to buy x-mas gifts, any time would be good, when the sales are good I say buy! lol



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26 Jun 2010, 7:30 am

I think I will tell people that I have converted to being a Muslim or something so that they won't expect me to buy them Christmas gifts.



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26 Jun 2010, 8:21 am

from today's date, june 26, 2010, there are only 183 days 'till xmas :!: :)