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touchthesky
27-11-09, 18:55
Made this thread so that the organised among us can give some advice to the non-organised xD

Am currently scouring the itnernet to find presents for everyone and coming up short...only people am having any luck with are two friends that love new moon and my sister who wants to read the books (shes getting shiney new copies for xmas..gotta spread the love.)

So yeah, anyone else in my position or is everyone way more organised than me (like my boyfriend, who has ALL his presents bought, wrapped and labelled!!)...?

:o

lara c. fan
27-11-09, 18:56
do all shopping before christmas rush.

only makes sense :rolleyes:

Aranara
27-11-09, 18:57
I can't tell what I am giving to my best friend because she is a member here:)
I will give my sister some books written on recycled paper ( she loves those kind of things)
I don't give presents to my parents.

lara c. fan
27-11-09, 18:58
I can't tell what I am giving to my best friend because she is a member here:)
I will give my sister some books written on recycled paper ( she loves those kind of things)
I don't give presents to my parents.

I have to this christmas :)

nickless
27-11-09, 19:00
do all shopping before christmas rush.

only makes sense :rolleyes:



yeah but usually there are big differeces in the price if you buy it round xmas.

if i had to buy every single family member we celebrate with a present...
so i usually buy just for my friends :D

xXhayleyroxXx
27-11-09, 19:12
for some reason i thought the title said picnics :ton:

anyway... iv ordered a few things from the internet... so they better come :cln:

the rest il be getting soon from our shopping centre :) xx

marla_biggs
27-11-09, 19:31
The perfect gift for anyone this Xmas...


http://www.imusicdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mariah-carey-memoirs-of-an-imperfect-angel.jpg

http://i46.************/246qvli.jpg

Encore
27-11-09, 19:36
I only need to buy the gifts for my mom and my dad, hopefully still today. I just didn't buy them earlier because I was waiting for my paycheck from work...

To my sister and her husband I already made a drawing from a photo of their wedding. Making your own gifts is a nice way to save money. ;)

...oh and I already decided the gift I'm giving to myself too, plan on buying this weekend as well. :cln:

lara c. fan
27-11-09, 20:03
The perfect gift for anyone this Xmas...


http://www.imusicdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mariah-carey-memoirs-of-an-imperfect-angel.jpg

http://i46.************/246qvli.jpg



Or not :D

violentblossom
27-11-09, 20:16
I'm getting Ella this:

http://i47.************/2hdz449.jpg

My fiance will be the very hardest to shop for, but I'm usually very good at buying gifts at good prices.

I wish I knew what to get him.. he always get cologne and clothing and jewelery. I want to find something special and different.

Ideas?

Jack Croft
27-11-09, 20:17
The perfect gift for anyone this Xmas...


http://www.imusicdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mariah-carey-memoirs-of-an-imperfect-angel.jpg

http://i46.************/246qvli.jpg




Boobs, boobs, boobs.........

Aranara
27-11-09, 20:18
I always like to give scrapbooks to my friends:)
Especially to the ones that are moving from my school.
And for the persons I hate I just say to them: You go girl!
And don't come back!

Chocola teapot
27-11-09, 21:25
The perfect gift for anyone this Xmas...


http://www.imusicdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mariah-carey-memoirs-of-an-imperfect-angel.jpg

http://i46.************/246qvli.jpg



I want.

xXhayleyroxXx
27-11-09, 21:29
I'm getting Ella this:

http://i47.************/2hdz449.jpg

My fiance will be the very hardest to shop for, but I'm usually very good at buying gifts at good prices.

I wish I knew what to get him.. he always get cologne and clothing and jewelery. I want to find something special and different.

Ideas?

omg i had one of these when i was little - i absolutely loved it - ellas gonna too :cln::hug:

Squibbly
27-11-09, 22:01
I'm done most of my shopping already. :D I like to get it started early so I don't get stressed out later on. I only have a couple of things left to get.

Aranara
27-11-09, 22:12
I usually plan my gifts from August and buy them in November- early December.
I like things to be planned. :vlol:

Marianna12
27-11-09, 22:15
I don't buy gifts for my parents.
This year for my sister I bought a scarf, for my brother a perfume and for my friends CDs. CDs or books is the best idea imo:tmb:

Squibbly
27-11-09, 22:18
I don't buy gifts for my parents.


Really? I always thought gifts for my parents were most important.

I just bought my dad a PS3. :D

Lara's Nemesis
27-11-09, 22:21
I always end up being one of these nutters you see scrambling around on Christmas Eve buying presents. Every year I plan on being organised but it never happens.:(

Aranara
27-11-09, 22:21
I don't buy presents for my parents either.
1. My school programme is so weird (12.30/13.30-18.30/19.30)
It is kinda weird to go home with a Sephora bag and tell my Mom I went shopping:confused:
2. They already have what they want:D

Phys
27-11-09, 22:34
I don't really have enough money at the moment to go shopping. It'll be a wonder I will get enough at all since I am relying solely on my EMA.

xXhayleyroxXx
27-11-09, 22:39
I don't really have enough money at the moment to go shopping. It'll be a wonder I will get enough at all since I am relying solely on my EMA.

same, and theyre using any excuse to keep it from me :(
it goes towards school trips, medicine, food and bedding for animals, food for the whole household and now i need it for presents.

Seb_01225
27-11-09, 22:45
Its not christmas unless its last minute!

Phys
27-11-09, 22:52
same, and theyre using any excuse to keep it from me :(
it goes towards school trips, medicine, food and bedding for animals, food for the whole household and now i need it for presents.

This annoys me since the whole purpose of EMA being paid into the student's bank accounts is to make sure that the student gets it.

At least some of those seem to be semi-valid reasons. My friend gets her EMA taken by her mum to buy alcohol! Absolutely ridiculous.

xXhayleyroxXx
28-11-09, 09:14
This annoys me since the whole purpose of EMA being paid into the student's bank accounts is to make sure that the student gets it.

At least some of those seem to be semi-valid reasons. My friend gets her EMA taken by her mum to buy alcohol! Absolutely ridiculous.

oh no thts definately wrong. Its because my family are very poor and my mum doesnt earn enough to buy food for us all the survive. We wouldnt use it as such if we didnt need to. It does go towards school-based things as well.

violentblossom
28-11-09, 15:03
omg i had one of these when i was little - i absolutely loved it - ellas gonna too :cln::hug:

:hug: I hope so.

Bumio
28-11-09, 16:23
I'll probably buy all the presents few days before christmas. it's more fun that way :p

lara c. fan
28-11-09, 16:45
Its not christmas unless its last minute!

I second that :)

ZapTheLadyBird
28-11-09, 17:21
Either do it just before Christmas or after in January sales :p
At the moment I'm ill, so at this rate I'll be getting other people to buy me the presents for people. Either that or online...

lara c. fan
28-11-09, 17:22
Either do it just before Christmas or after in January sales :p
At the moment I'm ill, so at this rate I'll be getting other people to buy me the presents for people. Either that or online...

My birthdays in the january sales :yah:

VonCroy360
28-11-09, 18:11
I'll go gift-shopping this week and I guess it's not a problem for me. I'm pretty boring and predictable with the gifts I give actually - I know the things that interest those I shop for and I always end up getting them something similar to what I gave them last year. I guess I could be a bit more original, but then I'd always be worried they wouldn't like it.