How much of your Christmas shopping have you done?
0/4 gifts bought so far
tried to rectify it yesterday but was too hungover.
sad state of affairs when you're too hungover to do online shopping
Might find out I'm not losing my job on 23 December though, which would be an absolute fucking dick move so far as gift buying goes.
a wooden wand for my friend's daughter. It's not an essential one though
I reckon about 90% there.
shit maybe I shouldn't have said that :(
Ignore my comment.
Obviously I have literally dozens of interesting and wonderfully close friends I could buy for too but I don't. Hassle.
giving the gift of love 10 years running
sister #1 (plus 'family')
girlfriend gets NOTHING this year due to can't be arsed
I would be really really upset with my BF if he didn't get me anything.
like REALLY upset.
Present-giving occasions I have successfully removed from my relationship (rolling):
- Valentine's Day
Not tested the water on birthdays yet but fingers crossed.
I've done everyone else. I need to stop buying things for my niece, I'm out of control. yesterday I accidentally fell out of town with a tutu and ballerina cardigan. (for me.)
totally. The kid's eyes light up with undisguised expectation of profligacywhen I walk in the room. In fact, all of my godchildren are obseessed by me because i buy their love unashamedly.
I'll report back in 31 minutes.
not as a main present obviously but a little extra one. Assuming I don't keep them for myself (which is pretty likely) I'm at about 5% of my Christmas shopping.
and the odd little shitty gift for my girlfriend. All neices and nephews presents bought, and most of my girlfriend's gifts. approx 75% complete. Oh, and a secret santa gift.
Need to go get my number from the hat, too.
I know literally nothing about that person except that she's from New Zealand.
Saw some shitty Hobbit game for a tenner in The Works. That'll do.
get one of those orgasmatron things that tickle your head
Tena lady? She is getting on a bit.
It's on Wednesday
but I know what one of them is
gf done, so just mum, sister, brother-in-law and niece left.
Could probably get away with a dog toy or a particularly scrunchy piece of paper for my niece so I'm not worried about that one, it's the others that are an absolute arse-ache. I've never met a group of people with such an utter dearth of interests than my family.
have bought 3 of my family (women) exactly the same thing though....gonna have to ensure they aren't all in the same place when they open it.
what is it?
nothing says thoughtful quite like a bulkbuy from hotdeals of soap and foot scrub
2 semi complete (75% each)
1 nothing as yet
all for the same person
Nice one, Scrooge McTwat.
one present per person seems fine, more than one suggests none of them are actually any good
are all special someones
mum's and sister's partners less so
in-laws' secret santa (wife's cousin, left off original listing) even less so
I'm trapped here for ever like a particularly noble caged tiger.
so 1 per person is more than enough.
dad: done. sister & bloke: done. mum: nightmare. mswza: not done, but will be fine.
I'd be interested to know how many gifts your significant others are buying on behalf of both of you?
I mean I'm including boxes of biscuits and stuff in my gifts too
and family that I don't need to get a proper present for.
Don't go as far as buying for pets - although some people I know would be over the moon if I got their dog a present
I'll buy my girlfriend something, my neice something and probably go halves on getting the girlfriends parents something.
may get myself something, probably not though.
The girlfriend buys nothing on my behalf other than for her parents.
kiss my ass
but it want's my stupid card number cos I've changed the address I want it sent to.
Apparently the company I work for think December is the perfect time to completely change our post stystem.
And I can't find my fackin card so I can;t order until I get home and I need some of the stuff for Thursday (birthday)
I was so pleased with myself
The remaining 5.5 people I know what I'm getting but am waiting for payday
I was going to Waitrose, natch
but the queue went all the way to the back of the shop so I had to have what appeared to be a mayonnaise and chutney baguette from Pret. True story.
So you can scan your own stuff and avoid the Co-Op-esque queues that my Waitrose always seems to suffer from
it's always full of clueless lawyers (like me and LLB)
*No, this simply won't do. This won't do AT ALL*
and a couple books for my sister, still need to get my brother and nan something
should be easier to get half of them sorted now the wife has consolidated her three separate amazon wishlists into one. like I have time to look at three separate pages.
1 half completed
1 not bought anything at all yet.
no phone no hope no jobs etc
gonna have to increase my overdraft limit just to buy my mum a stupid garlic mincer or something that she won't even use
origami and cards out of glue and sparkly stuff
estimated 60% now complete
just gotta get a few misc bits and pop down a decent wine place and i'm done
like a pro
but have to get all the father christmas stuff too so it is already mounting up...we did a biyg shop to get it all but now I keep seeing MORE stuff
anyway have done 6/12 or 1/2 or 50%
luckily me and Mr S are beyond buying each other presents
Just thinking about thinking about buying presents for 12 people is making me feel stressed and miserly.
as they are getting charity type gifts or maybe nothing at all as I don't think they'll notice/mind
had to start on the baileys this weekend just to make it easier...
(baileys, though? eugh)
Not getting the TV anything until January. Mum and dad have been sorted, just sister and grandparents.
Grandparents - done
Girlfriends parents - done
Girlfriend - To do. Know what I'm getting though.
Have bought (or planned) everything for everyone except him indoors.
Can anyone who knows svenrokk tell me what to get him for Christmas please?
Boyfriend - 60% Complete
Dad - 100% Complete
Need to get:
Mum, Brother, Brothers girlfriend, Nan, 2 x Friends, Secret Santa, Bfs Mum + other family members x 6?
in other words, FUCK LOADS :(
Santa's system for checking who's been naughty and nice is not first for purpose
Mum and Dad are getting the naffest, tackiest Sheffield souvenirs I can find. Dunno about my sister. Rum probably.
Girlfriend - 6/7
Mum - 3/3
Dad - 3/3
Sister - 1/1
92.85% so cram it.
But not yet bought anything. My parents stupidly decided to be born in late December which is a bit of a strain financially.
ALSO, I have to get my uni housemates who I've known for only 4 months presents as they have got me some! Ridiculous. Not even getting anything for my best dogs back home and they won't for me (probably). Just pints down the pub, as it should be for any self-respecting 19 year old.
all 4 presents are wrapped with enough wrapping paper to wrap the next 4 presents.
Did have a brief look in town on Sunday, but just thought fuck it and went to the pub.
i'm leaving the rest until dec 24th
And that's allowing for a cheeky secret santa creeping in.
Wrapping them all on Thursday.
SO IT'S FINE. I'M FINE.
and ironic Christmas jumpers can absolutely fuck off as well.
I haven't started and it's making me feel anxious.
(if you're me)
not bought any wrapping paper. Not sure how to represent that. Might need some more sellotape too.
But I have IDEAS. That's something, right?
All done this morning.
see you in Westfield, Royter
shit they could buy for themselves if they actually wanted it?
just remembered I have a nice pair of fingerless gloves that would make a great present for someone.
so that he mends his ways (and gives my gloves back)
*not actually bought, but delegated to someone else to buy! Result!
0/5 to 1/4
SOMEONE GOT DROPPED
first one only went up when i won a bottle of champagne
And need to make one to DPD's fortress of a depot this evening.
Bloody nuisance. I'm convinced a lot of people would be willing to pay an extra couple of quid to have stuff delivered in a specific slot (even if it's something vague like 6-10pm)
Thought I'd got everything sewn up and just found out my dad has bought the book I have already got him.
People should just stop fucking buying things as of December.
Not getting one until Thursday so have done no more shopping and will have to panic buy.
Thought the girlfriend and I had agreed to get each other just one present, but then I picked up a Selfridges bag she'd left on the sofa and she snatched it off me in a panic. Either she broke our agreement or she's got another boyfriend in there. Either way I'm screwed.
FUCK. I thought I was done.
(Unless I see anything extra between now and then)
technically. But I keep seeing and buying things as *erxtras* and I need to stop as frankly I am out fo contorl this chrtistmas. I don't know what has happened to me, but b have to admit that Make Your Own Gingerbread House kits are pretty great.
Gonna get my this for my housemate (who bloody loves pizza and cycling, probably):
He doesn't know if he'll be able to do it in time for Christmas though.
pizza cutters are for twats.
(also, don't have housemates anymore but don't think I ever bought any of those twats anything)
pizza cutters are amazing. Using scissors on a pizza is daft.
Scissors are also less fun to pretend to behead/ amputate fingers off people with.
decided to play my Amazon Prime card, I'm now way ahead of any previous year, ever.
I'm just sayin'.
Fuck you, dickheads!
The man let me down. Might send him a third FB message that he won't reply to now.
I have tomorrow evening and I'm planning to be drunk so it could get interesting.
Can't shop tonight, tomorrow day/night, Saturday day/night, probably be hungover Sunday.
Just Monday I think. Shops are open on Monday right?
What can I get:
a) brother 1
b) brother 2
c) ol' ma' dots
d) some guy who's going to be at the house (new daddy?)
and e) will a deconstructed version of what I was going to get that guy to make serve as a suitable present for the last person? Probably not.
Gonna go pick it up with some wrapping paper tomorrow lunch time. It's been an easy year for picking things but damnnn it's been pricey. I'm now mega broke. It's infringed on my drinking this Christmas.