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Holiday shopping (31 Days of Christmas)

31dayslogoHappy Hump Day! As you know, Mina Carter & I are celebrating Christmas by giving YOU gifts. We are alternating days with fun posts on our blogs.

Today, let’s talk about holiday shopping. Some people love it, some people dread it and will wait until the very last second to get it all done.  I’m one of those who loves to get it done early, so I can enjoy other parts of the holiday season, especially spending time with my family.  However, this year, I’ve been running a bit behind.  I did a lot of shopping over Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend and hope to finish up all my shopping this coming weekend.

To be entered in today’s #giveaway, leave me a comment telling me how you handle holiday shopping. Do you love being out and about or do you prefer to stay in and shop online?  Are there any procrastinators out there who wait until the last minute?  Today’s winner will receive a swag pack.  Don’t forget to enter to #win the grand prize: A Kindle Voyager or $199 gift card.

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38 comments to “Holiday shopping (31 Days of Christmas)”

  1. Ruth Gutscher
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:25 am · Link

    I try and get most of it done early,but there are always a few things you have to pick up .. I shop on line for the most part depending on what I need to get …Thank you for the giveaway and the chance ..

  2. JeanMP
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:36 am · Link

    I like to get most of it done early and have taken to doing most of it online these last few years.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Jennifer Wedmore
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:40 am · Link

    I shop last minute because we are shopping paycheck to paycheck lol. Plus by stretching it out I get more time out of the house lol

  4. Kim Snow
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:44 am · Link

    Love being out in the mad rush of things. I usually get it done early, but can never resist being out in the rush.

  5. Tina M
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:47 am · Link

    I shop all year round. When I see something on sale I get it. I have 5 little grandchildren that I have to buy for so I have to start early. That way I have December to do other things..

  6. Barb Kiser
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 9:54 am · Link

    I go grocery shopping once a week, leave early in a.m., hate crowds. Already been and back.

  7. Sarah Gardinor
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 11:21 am · Link

    I love holiday shopping. Usually, I pick up a few things before, but I spend a lot of money and get the bulk of my shopping done on Black Friday. Although, most of the time I am still shopping for someone at the last minute. This is my favorite time of the year. I get to indulge in my love of gift giving and wrapping!

  8. Patty
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Everything is tight so I’m only buying gifts for my twins. They turned 1 on halloween so we won’t be getting them a lot, but enough to celebrate with them. If we can manage, probably a small gift certificate to the theater near our house, for my parents. We did buy my husbands nephew a gift, but we did that in August, so that’s done. So, just a quick trip to babies r us and the theater and I am done. I hate shopping … But I love to give gifts.

  9. Charmarie Dotson
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 12:57 pm · Link

    I am always a last minute shopper. I do get some things early because I buy them off ebay and get better prices but for the most part I am shopping until the 23rd or later. I love the holidays because of family and getting to see the love and happiness that is not always present the rest of the year:-)

  10. Renee
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 2:41 pm · Link

    I detest shopping so I do all of my shopping online. I also shop all year so I am not required to go out in the craziness Christmas has become.

  11. miki
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 4:36 pm · Link

    i do try to get it early i mean for what i need to buy i’m ready safe for one fthing i need to find. But mostly i do handmade gifts and for those even if i started 2month ago i’m not ready and i’m starting tos tress so working each day as much as i can on them becaus ethey need to be sent next week if i want them to go oversea and reach the receiver before christmas

  12. Kikitsablp89
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I like going shopping, but I hate it when there are crowds! I like thinking things ove before buying and I cannot do that when lots of people are around…..

  13. bn100
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 6:11 pm · Link

    shop in stores

  14. Danisha
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 6:15 pm · Link

    I usually put all my big purchases in layaway starting in September. Then I will pick up the small stuff here and there till Christmas. I don’t mind shopping this time of year as along as it is not the mall because I avoid that this time of year. :)

  15. Michele
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I start buying gifts around the end of summer.

  16. Belinda Bunn Simmons
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 6:51 pm · Link

    I usually have most of mine done by now. But due to sickness, husband being hospital, mom being there too, not able to get it done yet. I have been trying to get some done on line. I agree not a big fan of malls, but will if need be. I hope to have everything done soon. I want tomwish you and all my pack mates a Wonderful Merry Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Kandy Sieverding
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 7:34 pm · Link

    I do some shopping online. My favorite place is a local artist that opens a holiday boutique. She and her daughter bring in many other artists that sell jewelry, mittens, bags, lotions and their own paintings. It’s a wonderful place to shop.

  18. Jessica Hale (@blaisezillah)
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 10:10 pm · Link

    i buy all though the year if i can and usually online unless i can’t get away with it, don’t like big crowds

  19. Theresa Esterline
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 pm · Link

    I participate in the Thursday/Black Friday craziness… this year we left at 5pm Thur and I got home at 10am Fri… but I online shop too, but do not like to shop last minute… too many people…

  20. Christina
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 11:16 pm · Link

    I like to get done early and avoid the craziness!!!

  21. Danielle A.
      · December 3rd, 2014 at 11:17 pm · Link

    I like to go out shopping to actually see and touch what I’m buying

  22. Debbie Bolay
      · December 4th, 2014 at 2:12 am · Link

    This year I am already down to 5 gifts that I need to buy. Usually I am just getting started!

  23. karen
      · December 4th, 2014 at 2:18 am · Link

    would like to get blog by email

  24. Joy
      · December 4th, 2014 at 2:19 pm · Link

    I hate shopping and crowds. I try to get most of it online. This is the first year I went shopping after Thanksgiving in the stores. It reminded me why I hate it.

  25. Snarky Mom Michelle
      · December 4th, 2014 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I detest crowds, so I am a DEFINITE ONLINE shopper. I’ve yet to approach a brick & mortar store this season!

  26. Renee B
      · December 4th, 2014 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I pick up things throughout the year for my husband and have a designated spot to put them or else I will forget where they are and what they are. LOL This year I decided to give gift cards to all the family and friends(except my husband). And I decided that all the gift cards will be food themed. (Like Subway, Outback Steak House, Olive Garden, McDonalds, etc.) I am getting 1 gift card from each place on my list of food places. Then putting them in gift card holders I made from scraps of Christmas wrapping paper. I will let everyone pick thier present by the wrapping. Should be really nice and fun.

  27. Evaughn
      · December 4th, 2014 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Contest are good but I don’t do thier or Facebook so what a person to do? Subscribe to both authors news letters daily?

  28. Evaughn
      · December 4th, 2014 at 5:18 pm · Link


  29. Evaughn
      · December 4th, 2014 at 5:20 pm · Link

    I shop on line for Christmas presents. I love giving gift cards or prepaid Visa’s

  30. Gena Robertson
      · December 4th, 2014 at 5:45 pm · Link

    I almost always make my gifts for most of my family (knitted sweaters, socks, shawls, etc) – probably because I hate shopping in the crowds

  31. Michele Mack
      · December 4th, 2014 at 8:36 pm · Link

    I love to shop all year & I give gifts that same way. But I seem to have drifted to more online shopping than going to stores. But I really love the malls, so I know I’ll never fully give in to the cyber store.

  32. Raina
      · December 4th, 2014 at 8:55 pm · Link

    I have all my shopping done before the start of December. Most of that is done online, because I HATE the crowds and crying kids in the stores.

  33. JoAnna B
      · December 4th, 2014 at 9:09 pm · Link

    The last couple years I have been doing most of my shopping online. I did go black Friday shopping but I didn’t go until 9am. And a lot of the things I wanted were still there. I still have a good bit of shopping yet to do.

  34. Tracy
      · December 4th, 2014 at 10:37 pm · Link

    shop in stores

  35. Jodie Bivins
      · December 4th, 2014 at 11:18 pm · Link

    this year’s shopping has been so different just not in the mood to shop although I did get my adopt a family done I found I liked that shopping more this year,

  36. Mary M.
      · December 5th, 2014 at 6:20 pm · Link

    I make gifts earlier in the year, shop online and avoid the crazy “grey Thursday” crowds

  37. Marie Mattingly-Woods
      · December 19th, 2014 at 12:37 am · Link

    Normally I buy throughout the year so I don’t have to rush. This year I’m shopping whenever I can and hoping it gets here by Christmas. marie.mattingly88@yahoo.com

  38. Laurie Gommermann
      · December 19th, 2014 at 6:51 am · Link

    I hate to shop in stores so I did almost all of my shopping on-line. I have it all wrapped too.


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