You may mock me, you may laugh in derision, but I have begun my Christmas shopping.
Lorna is away on holiday, so I have free reign to comment on all things merry and bright!!! Technically I began in January because that’s when there was some really great gift offers and I wanted to take advantage of the money saving opportunities.
Now, before you tut-tut, I’ll have you know that there are only 65 days 6 hours 45 minutes (at time of posting) until Christmas Day…that’s not a lot of time when there is so much to prepare.
Yesterday I saved heaps of money at Boots the highstreet chemist with buy two gifts, get one free…I managed to save about £25.00.
Today I bought my son’s Christmas present.
The good thing was that Toy’s’Rus were selling it for £20.00 less than it should retail, the bad news was that my Wonderboy was with me when I purchased it, but it was the only way that I could take advantage of the offer. The other good news is that if I spent £10.00 more (yes, I know it’s a marketing ploy but if it benefits me financially, then it’s worth it) having spent £60.00 in total, I was then entitled to a free star wars gift worth £25.00. win win situation I say. Sometimes it pays to shop early! He would not have got so much for the money if I hadn’t have taken advantage of the offers.
Being divorced from Wonderboy’s Dad means that he always knows what he’s getting for birthdays and Christmas, because his father and I have to discuss who is buying what so that we don’t duplicate. It’s sad that there aren’t really any suprises, well, maybe one or two small ones, but it’s better for him to let us know what he wants so that we don’t waste money on things that he doesn’t.
I tend to go for themes for Birthdays and Christmas when buying presents for my son. One year it was Action Man (an american friend of mine told me that in America you call them GI Joe’s, I believe -GI Joes for us are a completely different toy!) another year it was Transformers..last year he was mad for Lord of the Rings, this year it’s Star Wars!
How about you, have you begun your Christmas shopping yet?