Who has begun their Christmas shopping?
Call my crazy but I started back in September and I'm almost finished!
How/why do I do it?
All year long when I think of something for someone, I put it in my phone in a list I keep. If I don't have something for everyone as it gets closer, I use downtime (sitting in an airport, running, traffic) to think of gift ideas.
Then, I go shop. Mostly during lunch since I work across the street from all the good shops and mall in Charlotte. I do a little at a time so it isn't as heavy of a hit on my debit card in December! Plus, it makes it much more fun! I also find that I buy more thoughtful gifts for people instead of running out last minute and being rushed to find something.
And yall know I mostly only shop at a few places....and my main one wraps the gifts too. Ah-mazing. Yes, they have red and green tissue paper and ribbon now! Maybe your local shops do too!
Those are my secrets to a stress free holiday season. Go make your list and start shopping. Come December 1st, you'll be glad you were done in October.