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When do you start your holiday shopping?

TiffanyThere seem to be three camps among holiday shoppers: those who are finished before Halloween; those who buy everything the weekend of Black Friday; and those who wait till December 15 or later. If you’re in the first group, you should be wrapping up soon, while those in the last group haven’t given it a single thought.

We’re rolling out some photos of toys (Hot Toys for 2010 and Classic Toys) this week, because those hot toys go quickly,  so it seemed a good time to ask: Is October too early — or too late — for you to think about your naughty-and-nice list? Are you finished with your shopping, or is it not even on your radar?

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SSB

October 21st, 2010
11:09 am

I’m in the last group.

ldrb

October 21st, 2010
11:31 am

I usually start labor day weekend. This year I couldn’t start until the first of October, but I already have most of my husbands and my parents bought for! Now it’s time for the “extras!”

ldrb

October 21st, 2010
11:32 am

…oh yeah I address Christmas cards Halloween night as I give out candy!

KMA

October 21st, 2010
12:33 pm

I start thinking about it and looking for sales in September, but most of the purchasing is done in November and December because that’s when things are put on sale. I did luck up this year and have already bought 3 or 4 gifts,

McPants

October 21st, 2010
12:34 pm

For the bazillionth time, can we please stop this “holiday” crap!!!!!!!!!! It’s getting so old and is blatantly inaccurate and PC! C’mon people!

pw

October 21st, 2010
1:19 pm

I start the day after Christmas. I store the gifts and try to keep track of what I’ve purchased. Right after Halloween I take inventory and determine what I still need. I don’t like the Christmas rush thing so I work to be done by 12/15.

ldrb

October 21st, 2010
1:56 pm

I still hope you have Merry Christmas, McPants! I’ll be sure Santa comes your way. :)

Pissed at Rooms to Go

October 22nd, 2010
5:32 pm

Rooms to Go will jerk you around AFTER you take delivery of their stuff. They brought me two damaged pieces in my order of seven pieces of furniture when the delivery men opened the boxes. Then getting here to make it right is a problem for them and they have the NERVE to tell me WE CAN’T ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE’S PROBLEM.

They don’t even talk to you the same as they do when they are selling to you. DON’T SHOP ROOMS TO GO!!!!! This was my first time and now I am stuck with their stuff. I don’t even want to see it in my house.

Jen

October 27th, 2010
5:17 pm

Honestly i shop year round, my favorite place to find ideas is this website, http://www.thegiftmeadow.com. Highly recommended. Lots of unique stuff there :)