Yesterday, August 20th, I began my holiday shopping preparation in earnest. For real! I spent much of the afternoon going through all the gifts that I have been setting aside ever since last Christmas, and figuring out who is getting what, and more importantly, who still needs gifts.
And you guys, despite having two overflowing tubs of fun presents, my shopping list for remaining gifts is still very, very, VERY long! After all, I have 29 people that I need to purchase gifts for, so all that stockpiling I’ve been doing throughout the year has only put a dent in my shopping list.
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But still, does this seem like a strange time of year to start getting serious about holiday shopping? For me it isn’t, for a few key reasons. First and foremost, October-December is my very favorite time of the year, and I don’t like to be super stressed about finding presents during that time. Sure, I’ll still have some shopping left then, but if I didn’t have anything ready by October, I’d really be sweating since I have so many people to buy for!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot but all opinions are my own.