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3 Little Ladies 
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09-28-12 06:22 PM - Post#4015052    

Have you started yet?

Do you normally make a list of what you would like to buy/make, or do you just pick up things as you see them?

How many people are on your list this year?

 
hockeymom24 
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09-28-12 06:43 PM - Post#4015054    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

i thought of making a recipe book for some family but remembered I already did that. I might do some baking for family but not sure. I was just thinking about christmas this evening (I've had a lot of time to think tonight) and I think I spent most of my time crying. Christmas is going to be very tight this year. If we can squeeze in a couple of gifts we will be lucky.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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09-28-12 07:05 PM - Post#4015062    
    In response to hockeymom24

I think homemade gifts are just as nice as store bought, if not better.

I bought 5 pieces of Fiestaware for under $50. That's 5 gifts. I got two pie plates, and 3 utility jam jars. I'm going to make pies in the pie plates, and fill the jam jars with sugar scrub. The girls want to make bath fizzies to go along with the sugar scrubs.

We have a lot of homemade gifts in mind. The girls want to make bracelets, barrettes, and head bands for their cousin. They also want to make some duct tape crafts for another cousin. He's a big ND fan, so we're going to pick up some ND duct tape. I'm hoping to make him some ND pj pants too. I'm not a seamstress, so we'll see how that goes. Then maybe we'll get him a gc to the ND store.

I would like to make pj pants for the girls too, and maybe some holiday themed pillow cases.



 
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09-28-12 10:57 PM - Post#4015088    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

I read ND as North Dakota
We usually buy gifts. I think about cool things I can make, but then never do it.

 
RedSquirrel 
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09-29-12 03:06 AM - Post#4015106    
    In response to michann

Home baking is always a cheap and welcome gift Sarah. I found some square plastic storage tubs for £1 each in the Post Office (of all places) yesterday. They had summery coloured lids but would be perfect as containers for home-made cookies, soaps or bath bombs.

I like to make things for the adults, but unfortunately all the kids have their gift-lists presented to us by their parents, and we have to pick what we're going to give them.

 
cindy312 
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09-29-12 07:51 AM - Post#4015116    
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  • michann Said:
I read ND as North Dakota




Me too. Is it something else?

 
cindy312 
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09-29-12 07:54 AM - Post#4015118    
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I've been buying things as I've seen them any time there's a bargain. In the next week or two, I'll do an inventory and see whose gifts I still need. Some gifts will be handmade (parents and inlaws for sure, probably others too) and there will be a few more to buy.

 
gingersfavorite 
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09-29-12 07:55 AM - Post#4015120    
    In response to cindy312

ND = Notre Dame

 
Mon 
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09-29-12 08:51 AM - Post#4015130    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I swore I was going to get started early this year. I guess there is still time but I need to get cracking!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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09-29-12 12:29 PM - Post#4015160    
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  • michann Said:
I read ND as North Dakota
We usually buy gifts. I think about cool things I can make, but then never do it.




Well for Hoosiers ND is Notre Dame.

 
Kiwifarmer 
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09-29-12 12:32 PM - Post#4015164    
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Can I just bury my head in the sand and pretend its like 6 months away? Not organised in the slightest. With two girls abroad it makes it even more challenging

 
carpe scrapum 
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09-29-12 12:34 PM - Post#4015166    
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I started with the girls as I come across certain things they would like. I want to do it early this year so I don't have to freak out at the last minute. I want to concentrate on baking the week before Christmas.

 
WorkingMommy 
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09-29-12 10:47 PM - Post#4015258    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I usually have a better head start by now. I did buy the first thing today, I was in Marshall's with the kids and DS saw some headphones he just "had" to have. I had to run back out later anyway, so I went back and bought them for him. So I guess I've officially started

 
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09-30-12 01:48 AM - Post#4015262    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I've only bought something for dh so far. Haven't thought much about Christmas yet.

 
MindySue 
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09-30-12 10:12 AM - Post#4015288    
    In response to scrappydappydoodler

I haven't started at all...
but I am thinking of throwing an Usborne book party - their books make fabulous gifts!



 
jeter2girl21 
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09-30-12 12:35 PM - Post#4015326    
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it is my intention to start early this year I'm thinking I will do most of my shopping online and have Christmas delivered to my doorstep. I've done it once before, bought EVERYTHING on Amazon and it all came in 2 boxes ready to go... it was GREAT!

 
HollerinRat 
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09-30-12 05:40 PM - Post#4015366    
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Haven't even started my list yet. Don't even want to think about it. lol

 
WorkingMommy 
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09-30-12 06:11 PM - Post#4015374    
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  • MindySue Said:
I haven't started at all...
but I am thinking of throwing an Usborne book party - their books make fabulous gifts!





I went to an Usborne party last week, it was fun and I ordered a couple books that I think will be great distractions for the fall break road trip coming up.

 
geminigirl 
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09-30-12 06:34 PM - Post#4015380    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I started mine last week when I ordered something for my husband from the internet.
Starting lay-a-way in a few days.
Have to buy for 4 kids, 4 adults and we'll get each other something.

 
michann 
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09-30-12 06:58 PM - Post#4015384    
    In response to MindySue

  • MindySue Said:
I haven't started at all...
but I am thinking of throwing an Usborne book party - their books make fabulous gifts!





My sister sells Usborne, she goes up your way all the time for parties if you're interested.

 
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10-01-12 06:44 PM - Post#4015626    
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I'm pretty much done Robbie - just waiting for one item to arrive in the mail and need to buy stocking stuffers. That will happen this month. I'm also done my niece and nephews and SILs/Bils

All the family will get a photo calendar. I make them one every year. I'm making an ornament for DH's aunt and getting some books and home baking for DH's grandmother. ILs say they don't want to exchange this year, so they'll just get a pic of Rob with their calendar. I still need to do my parents and brother and DH, but I know what I'm getting them. I've got to figure out what to get Robbie's teacher and babysitter, but I'm in pretty good shape otherwise.

Jenn, who hates shopping anywhere anytime after Nov. 1

 
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10-01-12 07:16 PM - Post#4015638    
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Nope. With a wedding a week and a half after..... we're foregoing gifts (well ok, maybe one or two) so will buy for our kids but it'll be a bit smaller than usual since we're all traveling so soon after. Not going to my mom's in MS like we usually do.

 
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10-02-12 06:02 PM - Post#4015846    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I'm making some gifts involving my dd's senior portraits. I'm sure I'll be making some little gifts for the girls on my dd's cheer squad too. Other than that...not sure yet.

 
FloridaScrapper 
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10-02-12 06:50 PM - Post#4015848    
    In response to Scrappy-Cat

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO

 
3 Little Ladies 
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10-02-12 09:09 PM - Post#4015854    
    In response to FloridaScrapper

Christy

I need to get started on the homemade gifts. I'm a procrastinator!

 
MindySue 
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10-02-12 09:31 PM - Post#4015858    
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I just booked my book party - now I just need to make a list of who all I need to get books for, so I know what to order.

 
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