I used to be more of a last minute Christmas shopper. Although, my version of 'last minute' is not during long trading hours two days before Christmas like some of my friends; it's more like sometime in December.
I used to think that Christmas shopping before the actual Christmas month was funny, and overly organised.
Now, I see the point of such over-organised souls, and I confess - it's October and I have begun my Christmas shopping.
I think online shopping has added to the need to shop earlier, in an effort to make sure the presents actually arrive before Christmas - and if there are two things I love, it's online shopping and being organised.
There is no more rushing through the crowds for me - it would be a nightmare with a toddler in tow anyway! - or wandering around for hours trying to find that one right gift. No. Now, I sit on my bum in the comfort of my own home, clicking away for hours searching for that one right gift. And then that one gift at the best price. (Although, it's always annoying when the best price turns out to be in the actual shops.)
I'm a bit stuck for ideas this year though. I have to buy for these nieces and nephews:
Girls - aged ten, four, three and one
Boys - aged six (times two) and three months
Plus Abbey, and I have no idea what to get her this year!
When do you start Christmas shopping; do you like getting in early or do you think I'm crazy for thinking about it this early?