We have been searching for the last few Christmas Gifts on our gift list. We try to shop ahead when it comes to holidays and even birthdays. Gosh knows my mom and sister’s birthday presents sat in the clothes for 3 and 6 months respectively because I was shopping a sale! That being said, I am not the best at keeping track of what I buy for folks. I have “our stash”. The stash is generally located next to my gift wrap in a place the kids can’t get to (yet!) But I also have some of the stash in my bedroom closet. That stash is generally my small item stash that is great for stockings and filler gifts though. I need to keep better track of our stash
As part of our shopping habits, we tend to pre-shop online to check out products available and prices for holiday purchases and even regular purchases. Last week Brian was trying to track down some running gloves since was suddenly really cold. He found a great pair of Nike gloves online and then headed to that store to pick a pair of running gloves so he had them for his final half marathon training runs. Thanks to his planning, he knew the store had what he wanted and the price he should expect to pay.
I will probably finish up our Christmas shopping in the next two weeks and it will be mostly online. I love the UPS and FedEx trucks that bring packages straight to my door. I also love that is it so easy to search online for Coupons to use when I shop online. I find I save extra money using the online coupons I find through websites and email offers. I have even been know to pass along a coupon code to family members when I give them a gift idea for the kids. Hey, they should save money too, right?! Plus the added bonus is that I don’t buy that extra whatever that looks so nice on the lovely display they set-up or get the soft pretzel that smells so good but I so don’t need!
Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Do you do most of your Christmas shopping online or in the stores? Leave us a comment and let us know!