Category Archives: Holiday Shopping

White Elephant Gift Exchange Shopping Tips

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As the holidays approach, one American tradition at parties is the white elephant gift exchange. It might go by a few different names, (Yankee swap?), but the idea is that you find a ridiculous gift, wrap it so the giver is anonymous, put it in a pile of other anonymous ridiculous gifts and the fun ensues. If you’re like me,… Read more »

LEGO Advent Calendars: Get them while they’re hot!

LEGO Advent Calendar Shopping

Christmas might be months away, but if you want to get any of the LEGO Advent Calendars, you need to buy one now. I’m not one of those people who buys Christmas gifts in July. It’s a smart thing to do, but honestly, I am just not that organized. Plus, most of the gifts I buy will have to be… Read more »

Holiday Shopping Tips

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While I’m a huge advocate of online shopping, mostly because I have agoraphobic tendencies, there are times when going to the brick and mortar store is inevitable. Here are a few things I do to lessen my stress: 1) Go first thing in the morning. Seriously, if you get your sorry butt out of bed and get to the store/mall… Read more »

The question on everyone’s mind

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Lately, I’ve been plagued by thoughts of meal time. Well, maybe it’s more correct to say that at meal times I’m plagued by thoughts of what to have. After work, I’m usually too tired to bother to make anything. Thanksgiving and the impeding Christmas celebrations put a kink in my routine. I haven’t been able to get back on track…. Read more »

Random Thoughts on Christmas Shopping

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I will admit that I am not a very good gift giver. I’m not the worst gift giver. That title goes to my grandmother. She once gave my sister empty decorated type boxes as a Christmas gift. Seriously. Boxes.  You know the kind you usually fill with a gift…Not to mention my sister was 14 years old at the time…. Read more »

Christmas Countdown: 29 Shopping Days Left

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Let the holiday panic commence. Yes, a month seems like a long time, but if you are like me, time passes by so quickly, you barely even notice it. Maybe it’s just because I’m a busy person. I rarely get bored these days, which is a good thing. I already have 5 social engagements on my holiday calendar and that… Read more »

Just say no to Black Friday.

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It’s officially gotten out of control.  Wal-Mart is going to open at 8:00PM on Thanksgiving? Are you kidding me with that?  I feel bad for the people who work there.  Not just because they work at Wal-Mart, but because they have to work on Thanksgiving and I’m pretty sure unlike a unionized place, they aren’t getting paid over/double time.  I… Read more »