Christmas is still 12 weeks away but half of us are buying early to beat the credit crunch.
More than half of us have started Christmas shopping already, a survey of 8,000 men and women by supermarket giant ASDA has revealed. But there’s method to our madness, as three quarters said the early start was a bid to spread the cost of the festive season as the credit crunch continues to bite. The survey also revealed a third of shoppers are planning to spend less than last year, with 80% saying they hope to spend around £250 less on presents for loved ones. Think it’s just the shoppers being early birds? The stores are close behind with John Lewis window displays around the country already being dressed for the festive period. And one branch in Hampshire is already selling baubals, giant stockings and mini Santas for excited shoppers to stock up on, despite it only being October. Are you joining the Christmas shoppers? Our forum is bursting with festive tales already, so join in the Christmas chat.
I did that too.I got loads of wrapping paper,plus cards,and all the more expensive special family cards.The ones you pay a couple of pounds for were 16p.I have a big family,that's lots of cards.Also the ones that the children send to their friends.I've got 4 at school now,that's 30 cards each.A bit of me felt like a cheapskate doing it,but it makes sense and I hope to do it again this year.
We bought a Christmas pudding in January too,it has a 2010 use by date.
There's lots of offers on already.We've been buying the big sweetie tins BOGOF in Tesco,plusa few others.We're getting quite a stock.
I have started some of the presents,nothing worse than hunting down something at the last minute.We're lucky to have Mummy's Cubby ,as we have a loft room,and when it was converted they boarded right out to the eaves,and made the lowest part into the Cubby.It's massive.
Ileft it all too late last year.Iwant to be organised this year,bought and wrapped by December
And i thought I was doing well!! lol!
Have all the kids bought for (including friends kids) just their stockings to do. Got a few pieces that i picked up in the sales at the end of summer so just got to sort that and decide who gets what and what else needs done. thinking i might start earlier next year cos it feels so good to be this organised!
I started of so well and ive fell behind badly, jacks stocking done and a few bits for other kids thats all but we did but a car so i have a good excuse,
Did find the ultimate christmas notebook though, im a list freak! hehe
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