This post is sponsored by Boots but all thoughts are honest and my own.
I know I always say it but this year is going so quickly and I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas! In the build up to this special holiday, Boots have been asking their customers a few questions and finding out what really makes people tick during the festive period. I was delighted when Boots asked me to answer these questions and work with them too. It wouldn’t be Christmas without popping to my local Boots store and picking out gift sets for family, friends and teachers. I love taking advantage of their 3 for 2 offers- they’re amazing!
Boots and I would love to know your thoughts on Christmas. If you answer a question in the comments you could be in with the chance to win a Soap & Glory Advent Calendar- perfect for treating yourself in the (lovely but hectic!) days leading up to Christmas:
What makes me tick at Christmastime:
• Which person’s gift receives the most thought?
At Christmas time, I tend to ask the kids what they want so they can write a letter to Father Christmas. I also have lots of ideas for smaller presents for them as I know what they’d need and like. I do spend quite a lot of time making sure their pile of presents will be fair. I don’t spend the same amount of money on each child (I know some parents spend ages trying to make up another child’s present cost to keep it fair!), but I make sure they have the same value of enjoyment!
I think I spend the most time thinking about what gifts to give my mum. When my dad was alive he loved spoiling her. He would wait until he finished work for the year and go shopping with us on Christmas Eve. It sounds like he left it really last minute but it was a deliberate tradition that we loved. He’d buy her a big present which varied from year to year. But every year he would usually also buy her a new handbag, Oil of Olay Creme, Vanderbilt Perfume, Jewellery, Wine, Chocolates and Flowers. So every year, I feel it’s important she gets all these things as well as a big present that my sisters and I will club together for. I know he’d want us to keep spoiling her now he’s not here to do it.
Boots found out that like my dad, partners gifts receive the most thought (38%). Dave and I buck this trend as we don’t actually swap gifts at Christmastime. Once we had kids we both decided that it was easier to spend our time and money sorting their presents than for each other. If we need anything during the year we will gift it to each other then instead. I’m sure once the kids have all left home (sob!) we’ll start buying for each other once more, otherwise our living room will look very bare on Christmas morning!
• When do you start your Xmas shopping?
According to the survey, almost a quarter of Brits started Christmas shopping in August and most of my online friends seem to start then or much before- everyone has a friend who starts their shopping during the Christmas sales. At that point I’m on the beach enjoying the sun and can’t think ahead to Christmas! I feel like I’m always the last person to start Christmas shopping-I’m definitely the last to finish! This is for a number of reasons, firstly, we don’t have any spare room to store presents for a long time. Secondly, I like to get all the immediate family birthdays out of the way before I start thinking of Christmas with the exception of Izzy who was born on 20th December. That would be too late for me to start shopping! Thirdly, as I’m self employed I shop as my payments come in so I tend to buy in dribs and drabs along the way! Now we’re into November, I’ve started making lists and have got a couple of presents already but I still have along way to go. I won’t start wrapping until December! For me it’s all part of the season and although I wouldn’t leave all my wrapping until Christmas Eve I like to have some left to do on the night!
• What is the most quintessential Xmas dinner food?
I love Christmas and I love food but sometimes I sound like a scrooge when it comes to Christmas food! I don’t like mince pies, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake or turkey (I’m vegan). I do agree with the 69% who say that roast potatoes are the most essential to Christmas dinner as you can’t have a roast without them. I love my mum’s Duchesse tomatoes and homemade stuffing at Christmas too- so delicious! And, love them or hate them…it wouldn’t be Christmas without Brussel sprouts!
Gifts for Her
Boots also asked me to choose a Christmas gift for her from their range. I love choosing gifts for my female family and friend from Boots as their is always something for everyone. I couldn’t just pick one so here are a few I chose. For beauty lovers a palette is great as you can never have too many eyeshadows. This Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette is just stunning and a must for any make up collection. It’s just gorgeous!
“A limited-edition glitter eyeshadow Galaxy palette with 14 stardusted shades that range from sheer, glittering topcoats to smoky, shimmer-drenched hues designed for accessorising any eye look.”
Stylish fashion fans will adore the Joules Ladies Scarf and Fragrance Set. The scarf is fabulous and the fragrance smells divine. The scarf will continue to be enjoyed long after the fragrance has ran out. I love it when gift sets contain a “forever” gift.
Another good example of this is the Soap & Glory Wonder Woman Bag of Wonder even after the eye-shadow, mascara and eyeliner is used up you can continue to use the “Wonder”-ful Wonder Woman make-up bag. Boots also have great gifts for Harry Potter fans.
Gifts For Him
As a woman, I sometimes find it trickier to choose Christmas gifts for him but at Boots they always have an amazing choice. The No7 Men Energising Wash Bag is filled with essential toiletries can be used time and time again. Music lovers will enjoy the Lynx Gold Trio & Micro Speaker Gift Set which contains a wireless shower speaker. Hardworking men will appreciate O’Keeffe’s Working Hands & Healthy Feet Male Giftset which offers relief to those who work outdoors at this time of year.
A Gift For Me
A gift for me? Why thank you! 37% would prefer to self-gift than receive Christmas presents from others, which I suppose is similar to what Dave and I do. I can understand it as it’s the best way to get what you really want and need but a gift from others is a lovely surprise and shows someone cares about you (not that they have to show you through gifts of course). It’s heartening to read that the majority, 57% of people say seeing the persons face when opening the gift is their favourite part of gifting, this is definitely my favourite part of gifting too but it is also nice to receive something for myself (thanks Boots!). I’ve actually gone for a pre-Christmas gift, the Boots Christmas Street Tealight Advent Calendar as it will be lovely to light a festive scented candle every day in the run up to Christmas. If you’d like to win a luxury advent calendar for yourself to enjoy- read on!
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I start my shopping in September and buy a few gifts each month until December.
I always start my Christmas shopping on the 1st November.
end of november after my sons birthday x
I don’t usually do any shopping until December.
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whenever i see something that i think someone will like!
I always start after October half term.
i never have a time for starting it, this year im really late though
I start in the Boxing Day sales. I’ll pick a few things here and there during the year then most probably October and November.
I always start my Christmas shopping in the January Sales and buy things throughout the year in the sales, saves me so much money too! I would absolutely love to win this beautiful Advent! I love Soap & Glory! this is my dream advent! thank you! Happy early Christmas lovely x
At the Boxing Days sales…..
Usually the beginning of December.
Start in October but nowhere near finished
I start in October and spread the cost out over the months
I usually start after I have been paid in November but I do get little bits throughout the year and food shopping I start in December
I try and do it thru the year but this year I’m late and have only just started.
I usually start my Christmas shopping in October
This is a trick question – I never stop Christmas shopping! I start in the post-christmas sales 🙂
I normally start my Christmas shopping in October, This year though I am not so organised at all and haven’t begun.
I am expecting a baby any day now arghhhhhh!!! Online Christmas shopping for me this year! I plan to start on Black Friday
I normally start end of November, beginning of December, do most shopping online as I am disabled, stops a lot of stress, also then when I do get out shopping I can look for treats for myself.
I like to leave it until the final fortnight
Started in September and have just about finished. Even bought food items that will keep so just the fresh stuff to get nearer the day! 😊
7 November, after my 2 grandsons have had their birthdays
I get the odd item through out the year but start properly at beginning of October.
I start in November but if I see things people will love throughout the year I pick them up as I go
Normally in January sales.
I dont have much to buy so normally week before. Unless I see something whilst out shopping that catches my eye.
Some great gift ideas I love the wonder woman make up bag. Hope to receive this myself this year
december I dont like Christmas happening for month after month – it looses its magic
I start in January and pick things uo during the year.
I started the end of September, I wanted to be a bit more prepared this year!
September! I used to be a last minute Christmas Eve shopper, but more organised since having a family!
we start Boxing Day and carry on until finished, usually end of August or beginning of September
I start the beginning of September and look for deals and money off vouchers 🙂
I start my Christmas shopping at the end of November
I actually shop all year round, if I see something I think that someone will like I will grab it. The Christmas shopping really starts in earnest after my daughter’s birthday in September though.
Usually around September time unless I pick up any bargains earlier in the year.
I will start after 19th November and I’ve been paid.
I start on boxing day the year before as I believe if you see something that is perfect & you can afford to get then then get it & put away in a cupboard for next Christmas.
I normally start my Christmas shopping in September
I start my Christmas shopping in December
Hello, I tend to start my Christmas shopping in early Autumn.
i start in the january sales and spread the cost throughout the year
At the end of November usually.
I tend to start in September, to help spread the cost and also it helps get over the back to school blues.
Usually start by September 🙂
I Christmas shop all year round! I love it!
I shop all year round but make a proper start in September
i dont xmas shop, but give the money to good causes instead
I try and save all year but normally start buying in November and then have a rush at the end as I always forget people.
I start the Christmas shopping at the beginning of December
Often when I see something that I know would be just right for someone! Then last minute shopping in early December!!
I am normally a late shopper, but im quite proud of myself this year, i have most of the presents already
I usually start my Christmas shopping in November, after Bonfire Night has passed x
I have started but the bulk of my shopping will be done in December
September/October. I’m all done now, I like to get it done early as I have bad anxiety and can’t deal with the Christmas crowds, I also like to order from small businesses so order before they get too busy
I pick things up all year round when I see them.
I get the occasional item earlier in the year, but the bulk of it I start in November.
I usually start at the beginning of September
I usually start around September ☺️
I usually start mine around the beginning of November but buy the bulk of them late November to early December
I start thinking about Christmas shopping after Bonfire Night and I think about it a bit more for another month, then full on doing it from the first week in December !
I tend to do it throughout the year!
I usually start at in the black friday sales and beginning of December but have been planning all year.
I start in early November
I pick things up as I see them through the year but start properly in early November.
I start Christmas shopping at the beginning of December.
Not until November
Usually in September.
Usually around October time
I start my Christmas shopping in November.
I usually start in about mid October
I start when I see something I think would be perfect for somebody on my gift list, whether it happens at Easter or not until the beginning of December. This year I bought my first present in June because we were at a food festival and it was a one-off opportunity.
End Of October
I try and do it through the year, so that it’s not so pressure to do it right on top of Christmas. Plus it helps spread the cost
I usually start at the beginning of December and do as much as I can online as I hate shopping
I actually start getting some bits in the sales in January – things like cards, wrapping paper, slippers etc as they all go down so cheap so why not
I tend to start in the January sales and then in dribs and drabs throughout the year
Usually in October but if I see something before then I’ll buy it.
Now ! 3rd week of November
I buy things throughout the year as both of my kids birthdays are in December so it’s a very expensive time of year!
End of November
September. When the kids go back to school.
I usually start mid October just after my little girls birthday
I tend to shop for Christmas from early November but buy most of my presents in December
As soon as something catches my eye.
It depends if I see any bargains, though I’ve usually started in November
All year round when we see bits and bobs that would be great
I start getting organised in November, but don’t need to do much nowadays.
I start my Christmas shopping in the January sales, you can get some great bargains on sweets that will last long enough.
About the end of November
I usually start getting a few presents in September
I usually start early November but this year I am all behind.
Normally September but not this year, I’m way behind with only 1 gift bough
I have already started my Christmas shopping! 🙂
As soon as I see the perfect present for someone, this year it was in the Summer
Last week of December….terrible I know
I try to pick up bargains throughout the year
Late December – as late as possible.
December when all the stores are playing Christmas songs, sheer bliss.
I do a little bit all year then do a big push to finish in Novermber.
Every year I say i’ll start earlier but never do. It’s always at the beginning of October
I generally start and finish in November. I always try not to shop in December, but enjoy christmas activities and get togethers instead.
I usually start in October and continue shopping right up to a few days before Christmas :o)
I usually start in October although this year I’ve barely begun.
I start Christmas shopping in October
I try to pick up bits throughout the year, but most of it gets done in November
I’m super organised this year – I’ve had to be with 3 children, one of which is only 10 months old – so I started in August!
I start my Xmas shopping on Black Friday but I plan what I’m joking to buy from the end of September.
I always start my shopping in december but I have already bought my sister a diary because when I saw it I just had to have it, it suited her perfectly.
Some time late November
I buy things when I see them throughout the year. I like to buy local and independent, and second hand.
In the January sales.
I start Christmas shopping in the January sales and then throughout the year when I see something I think someone will like
Throughout the year, when I spot a sale or have a bit of cash left at the end of the month I buy a present. Saves me getting all stressed and anxious come December
I buy presents all year round
I started today!
I always say I’m going to be organised but I never am and usually leave in until the end of november
I start picking things up in July/August
I start in November and I work from a list which I put together earlier in the year from the (not so) subtle hints hubby and son give me lol
I start shopping for Xmas gifts in the January sales and Xmas food in October.
the beginning of December.
beginning of December
I start in September, it helps to spread the cost x
I’m awful…in December I start ordering stuff…do it every year
Sadly I’m just starting and I feel really disorganised
Mostly I leave everything until the first couple of weeks in December
I get a lot in the January sales, then buy the rest weeks before Xmas
In October I start Xmas shopping
I started in October this year, I don’t have much space to store presents so I have to do it later in the year
December as we only do small gifts as we take lots of holidays
Usually middle of November, I have just made a start!
I start my shopping properly in November
Usually in the middle of September but I’m late this year and I only started last month.
I used to leave most of my shopping until December when I got my annual bonus in the middle of December but now my bonus is paid quarterly I started in February and bought a few things thoughout the year and then done much more of it in the last 2 months. I’ll still have some things to buy in December though I’m sure.
I buy things as I see them throughout the year.
I start in November and do bits all through this month and next 🙂
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I start mine in November as both my kiddies celebrate their birthdays at the beginning of December
Not until the 2nd week of December normally
I like to star in the last week of November
I try and do bits throughout the year to make it easier!!
I make a start in September!
I start my christmas shopping on the first day of November.
i start christmas shopping at the begining of september..buying bits each week to take the strain off christmas
This month :- November.
I’ll grab a bargain as early as January if I see one but usually the majority starts around end of September
Once upon a time I used to have it all finished by the end of October. Those were the good old days! Nowadays I don’t even start until about mid December.
December for me
I usually start getting bits in the January sales but I really start and plan in September after the summer holidays
I try to start thinking about it after the Oct half term and pay day!
I usually start In September once the kids have gone back to school. Im really late this year as I haven’t started yet!
I start my Christmas shopping in the boxing day sales 😛
I usually start at the beginning of December, tho sometimes Black Friday has something at a good price that we want to get! xx
I start Christmas shopping in mid September. I always wait until the kids have gone back to school
i pick up bits all year round so im usually done by december
November to December.
I start my Christmas shopping at the start of December.
Usually about October, but sometimes . . . January, lol, if I find enough little bits ‘n’ bobs.
Before the previous Christmas! I never stop shopping for Christmas – I am on the look out for bargains year round! I don’t pick up speed until Nov/Dec though. But I inevitably find that when I go to wrap I have too much and have to keep things back for the following Christmas.
Normally with November’s payday, but this year I started on October’s payday
Usually in November, I am late starting this year!
In the January sales!
Begging of December
Mid December haha. Amazon prime brings us Christmas cheer.
I start in the January sales! I try to get at least one thing a month to spread the cost and get better bargains!
I usually start in September and have it all finished before December.
I’ve already started…I used to love going out in the run-up to Christmas and buy all my gifts however, with two kids, I can’t think of anything worse! I often stock up all through the year…it saves a lot of money and time. It also means that if I’ve forgotten a birthday, I usually have something to hand!!
I start in the January sales
I always try to start early (around September) but both my children have birthdays in November so it isn’t easy! I always end up Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve which is absolute chaos
In September, and I always try to finish it by end of November
In the sales after xmas, then keep a look out for offers during the year
Beginning of December
In August to try and spread the cost!
I start my Christmas Shopping about June and have all my presents wrapped by October my Christmas cards are written out ready to be posted on the 1st of December!
usually after the summer holidays, so september 🙂
Early November usually, although I haven’t got many to buy for I still like to be organized, I hate rushing around the week before Christmas 🙂
I do mine all through the year, with 8 children it would be chaos leaving it until last minute!
I start buying a few bits from September to help spread the cost a bit.
Immediately after my son’s birthday in late October – can’t think about Christmas before then
I start my Christmas shopping as late as I can. I’m talking Christmas Eve.
A week before Xmas. Everything can be delivered next day!
I started mine in July just little bits but it all helps
Start early as possible so around October 🙂
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I usually start in September x
I start my shopping in November x
as early as September, we have big family and I always looking out for bargains and good ideas
I start in June
October/November time to try to spread it out a bit
I would start in December at the earliest.
I usually start in October and finish mid-December. This year I had finished on 30th October! I’m so pleased with myself, I’d been gathering gifts all year as I knew we would be away for Christmas and wanted to get it sorted early.
Not until December 🙂 This year I will be trying to cut back and I will be making some homemade gifts for friends and family.
I try to pick up things all the Year round.
I start the day after Halloween
All year round, especially during the sales period.
I have always waited until the shops extend their returns period until after Christmas (just in case something I buy needs to be returned). This has become earlier in recent years, but I’ve still stuck in buying in early December out of habit! I will make a list throughout the year as I think of things though, so that I’m not stuck for ideas!
I normally buy the children’s all through the year. Everyone else I start in October/November
i just started last week, always say i will start early, but i never do!
I normally start end of oct/beg of nov but this year i started this week (middle of nov) (didnt plan to start till mid dec this year )
At the beginning of December – I’m simply not in the Xmas mood until then but love it once I get started
Mine will start from the first week in December. If I start now I will have no where to store all the presents!
A few weeks before christmas…. Im so unorganised!!
When do you start your Xmas shopping?
in January . . . . ie all the time, if l see something suitable, l buy it there and then
Around the 10th of December
around october or november time to try to be organised!
I do pick up an item here or there during the year if something takes my eye. I start properly getting things at the beginning of October. Try and get it all out the way before December makes it a lot less stressful.
at the start of november
About the end of November but tend to look out for possible presents throughout the year
I start in January and try and do a little bit throughout the year, whenever I see bargains etc. I find it helps spread the cost, I get more for money but I don’t buy for the sake of buying. I also find, I’m then not panic buying, just trying to get any gift, rather than the right gift for people.
I start on Black Friday so the end of November x
Normally start in October buying the odd bit
I started in September so I’m kind of annoyed that I’m not finished.
September or sometimes sooner!
I start in September when the kids go back to school
I start mine in January and buy a few bits each month so it spreads the cost out.
I usually start in the boxing day sales
Usually in September, I’ve been really organised this year, all the presents are bought and wrapped and waiting at my mums house for Christmas morning.
I start the christmas shopping in september when the kids go back to school so I can spread the cost
I usually start in September but am very behind this year so have only just started
The middle of November xx
Hopefully I’ll start and get it finished during the first week of December
I normally start in September
I start mine in november ❤️
December and then I start panicking that I won’t get it done on time
l start in the middle of november
I usually start in October to spread it out a bit
September for me to spread the cost
I start my Christmas shopping once all the children’s birthdays are out of the way, final one on 24th November then it’s time for Christmas shopping!!
in the January sales and i shop for bargains that I can hide away all year long
I started my shopping in August and am now completely finished
I usually start in September once all the Birthdays are out the way.
I usually start Christmas shopping from September by buying a gift every week
Just after October pay day so there’s enough time to afford it and get it all in.
Usually Christmas Eve but I’m determined to be more organised this year!
I usually start at the end of November although I always wish i started before now!
Around the end of November
December but have the odd idea to start beforehand
I bookmark ideas on my phone throughout the year and start buying in November
I normally start in January, but a bit late this year, as only started last week
I start on Black Friday to get some bargains!
I started my Christmas shopping in September
About two weeks before Christmas
I usually start my Christmas shopping in summer, as then I can buy things in the sales. I still leave a few things till late in the year, but I try to get the bulk of it done before November, otherwise it stresses me out!
boxing day sales the year before
I always say i will start early but it never happens But this year i Started in October so pleased with myself.
We try and do all our Christmas shopping on one day – going to a shopping mall in the morning, then getting home, and ordering everything else off the internet – usually a day early in December xx
I usually start well to late (sometimes Christmas eve lol). Been doing better as started this month (November) this year.
Usually at the beginning of December
Early November – just after Halloween, and early enough to generate a glow of festive goodwill right up until the big day! 🙂
I don’t start until December!
I usually start at the end of November
I always start looking in the January sales
Must admit I’m a bit last minute. I get a few things early but a lot gets left until Christmas eve!
I normally start in september after the summer holidays
I start thr beginning of November
I tell myself every December that I’ll start in January and pick bits up over the year – never happens! Tends to be middle of November but I am a bit behind this year!
I am totally rubbish and only start shopping towards the end of November usually in a mad panic
I always mean to start early but I admit that I’m a last minute shopper. Last year I was buying items on prime for the last delivery day before Christmas! I do plan on trying to get my sons present on Black Friday on Amazon as he wants an Echo Dot.
I started mid November so in good shape.
I start in September 🙂 nice and early to make sure I get everyone something x
I start in November
August/September and finish in Nov
I started mine at the end of October. Boots had their star buys on offer so I snapped up some bargains and got them wrapped up. This is mega for me as I’m normally rushing around the weekend before Christmas.
I stat getting ready for WORK Christmas in October (rehearsals!)
But Home Christmas is only from the 1st of December
Im on the lookout for gift all year round! You never know when you might spot that perfect present
I start mine in October but sometimes pick up a few bits in the New Year sales!
I plan to do it from October, but in reality won’t start until December hits
I start mine in the January sales.
Don’t have a starting date – just start to pick up things as I see a bargain.
I started about two weeks ago I am not usually thing organised
I buy bargains throughout the year then do a big bit on black friday
I shop all year round on the sales and also when I see something I know a family member or friend would love
Not usually till the middle of December . . . or even later. Thanks
I normal do it at the end of November read for Christmas.
I have a few bits already but usually start officially in December x
i usually start mid november
I started today
I tend to start around the middle of November
I start Christmas shopping as soon as Christmas is over.
After Halloween and right up until Christmas Eve.
I’ve just bought my last one tonight, they are all wrapped and ready to go under the tree
Usually in October, I like to be done by beginning of December
I usually start picking stuff up in October, that way I spread the cost a bit as I’m hopeless at saving!
I pick up bits as I see them throughout the year.
i usually start in early november.
It can be any time throughout the year, if I see something I will get it
Whenever I see something during the year that would be a lovely present.
Usually the beginning of December when I suddenly realise I have 3 weeks left!!
January, I am obsessed with Christmas and try to spread the cost throughout the year.
on december 1st
I start shopping in September it helps spread the cost
I start mine on Black Friday to benefit from the discounts!
Just after halloween
I usually start in October but this year I havent brought a thing 🙁
late September early October
I start in the January sales
I tend to start about the beginning of November
I start in October then its usually a mad rush to finish inDecember
I always start and finish my gift shopping during the October half-term, with a big Amazon order.
January sales!!! 🙂
start of November
I start my Christmas shopping in the January sales and try and grab some bargains. After that I normally wait until November to buy more presents.
I haven’t started yet. I will start in December.
Mid November get a head start on it!
I’ve just bought my first Christmas gift today,mid November
I usually start around September but this year I started at the beginning of October and haven’t got much further
I start mid-November as it’s my daughters birthday on the 17th
I start in November but occasionally buy things in the January sales too!
I noted in my diary that I should start back in September – well I have NOT done so yet and I’m in a panic! And hubby has a big birthday next week, no, I’m not ready for that either, I need help!
I start Christmas shopping in November, but when I see nice things during the year I’ll buy them if I think they are suitable gifts.
End of September I usually try and start to spread the cost out!
I started in September
in the January sales
I get a few items in sales test round but most from start of November.
I start my Christmas shopping on Boxing day in the sales
In the boxing day sales! A LOT of kids in our family
I start my shopping in September usually.
i usually start mid november but will pick things up earlier if i see them on offer
I usually start in November so it’s not too rushed
September is when I start my Christmas shopping .
I start in the summer when my son starts his Christmas list
From November pay day onwards usually 🙂
I usually start at the beginning of September
As soon as I get paid in November!
Whenever I see a great deal somebody will like
I dont start my shopping as soon as I should! I will never learn. To be fair, I think about it quite early…I just don’t get round to actually doing the buying until the start of December. Maybe I should get cracking now! X
September for me. 2 a week til November, then I finish up end of November
I start around September, I love to be well organised.
I start my Christmas shopping in November
I start shopping in Septrmber. I love to be organised.
I started in September
I start on Black Friday – shop till I drop
I started mine about a month ago but still got more to go.
Normally about October but I’m really disorganised this year as my mum is ill so we’re doing most of it next week!
I really hate all the Christmas commercial hype, so put it off as long as possible. Maybe I’ll start tomorrow. Maybe.
I’m very much a last minute shopper.
At the beginnng of November
I normally start on the 1st of November.
I started mine mid October, although i did pick a couple of items up in September when I saw a few bargains.
Usually the beginning of December, unless I see something before
Usually November time that way I’m not rushing about and it doesn’t get too busy or things don’t go missing in the post
I buy my Christmas cards and wrapping paper in the sales in January. But the presents I start to buy in late November.
I haven’t started my christmas shopping yet. I’ll probably start the beginnning of december
I actively start looking for Christmas presents in Sept/Oct, but saying that, if I see stuff throughout the year that would be good for Christmas, I’ll pick them up there and then to put aside!
Normally after my eldest Daughters Birthday at the end of August, but very behind this year x
I have only just started towards the end of November as money has been quite tight this year.
We have some family birthdays in November so usually after they are out the way.
I’ve already started, but only a few little bits.
I start my Christmas shopping at the start of November. I don’t like last minute shopping
The end of november
l start in the middle of the year unless l see a real bargain that l know someone would love then l pick it up.
As late as possible. I love Christmas Eve shopping!
It seems to get later each year! But usually mid to end November. Although I did find little something back in August!
I try and get some bargains in the January Sales