I have a confession to make. I have done no Christmas shopping yet and it’s the 18th of December. The honest reason I haven’t started shopping? I don’t want to spend money on buying people Stuff they don’t need, and I don’t want to get any Stuff I don’t need in return. We’re trying to downsize after all, and receiving more gifts doesn’t jive with that. My mother was asking what we wanted for Christmas, and after drawing a blank for weeks, I told her that we needed new undergarments and maybe a Wii game. That’s all I could think of.
I am just really worried that whatever I get people, they won’t like. This year for Christmas we’re just buying gifts for my mom and dad, brother and sister, and my niece and nephew. I’m going to buy my dad some whiskey because that’s what he requested. I was going to knit a shawl for my mom, but I have run out of time now. I’m going to make her some candy cane sugar scrub and will probably get her a Wii Fit with my sister. As far as my siblings go, I’m going to get my brother a $25 Visa gift card and my sister some Bare Minerals candy eye shadow. Then I’ll get my niece and nephew their sweaters and be done with it.
I am going to make a bunch of candy cane scrub and knit some more dishcloths so that I can have them ready for neighbors and friends that I’m not buying gifts for. I am sure that everyone will like them as they are quite useful, and it makes me feel good to know people like what I make! I’m hoping to have a semi-green frugal Christmas like last year.
Are you done shopping yet? Is there anyone out there like me that hasn’t started?
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