Who has started their Christmas shopping?

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  • Angel_Treats 5 Nov 2008 21:45:16 11,072 posts
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    No, it's not a planet thread :D

    Everyone at work is talking about how they've started buying their Christmas presents already. It's only just after Halloween ffs, bit early. But then again it's always good to have it done before, say, Christmas eve. Personally I've bought nothing yet. I've knitted a scarf for a friend and that's it.

    Who's started, and who waits till the last minute?
  • Syrette 5 Nov 2008 21:46:04 43,107 posts
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    I've bought myself some stuff.

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 5 Nov 2008 21:48:23 10,852 posts
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    Up until November, I had already got a couple of small presents. Now the proper shopping begins. Am heading off at the weekend to make a concerted effort. And this is coming from someone who was the typical "Shit! It's Christmas Eve!" present buyer :o)
  • Lukus 5 Nov 2008 21:49:05 18,999 posts
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    I'm waiting 'til the last minute. Mostly because I have very little money, at least until I win the Euromillions. Which I never enter. I might draw or paint some stuff for a couple of people.

    Paintings & Photographs

  • Deleted user 5 November 2008 21:49:51
    Not me. Me and MsED209 decided to just get each other one nice thing (maybe two) and that's it, and I'll get a couple of things for my family and send them up in a box. Guess I ought to have a think this month and get them soonish, not a massive Christmas shopping fan. Probably get it all on the web anyway.

    Isn't it nearly time to start making noises about Secret Santa?
  • Deleted user 5 November 2008 21:50:27
    Ordered one present so far. I will get a few others this month, mostly giving out cash I hate shopping.
  • Lukus 5 Nov 2008 21:51:21 18,999 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    Ordered one present so far. I will get a few others this month, mostly giving out cash I hate shopping.

    Yeah, shopping, especially for clothes, is one of my most loathed things. God bless the internet.

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  • MrE26 5 Nov 2008 21:51:30 1,922 posts
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    I am a man & shall therefore do it all on December 23rd. Would have been the 24th but i'll be too drunk.
  • Angel_Treats 5 Nov 2008 21:53:31 11,072 posts
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    Well I know my parents really need a new microwave but they live in a different country and we can't bring one with us when we visit for Christmas, so I think they'll be getting a voucher to buy themselves one. And a few little bits and pieces. Some of my friends and I have decided not to buy presents this year as we're all skint. There'll be a secret santa at work (although I do buy for a couple of people I'm particularly friendly with). That leaves Rutty's family (mum, dad, Grandma, brother and his partner, probably not sister and her partner as they're living in Australia now), and whatever we end up buying for each other. Oh and my goddaughter.

    So not that much really, when you think about it.
  • Psychotext 5 Nov 2008 21:56:04 53,849 posts
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    Oh god...

    SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP

    /hides from xmas
  • Deleted user 5 November 2008 21:58:12
    Lukus wrote:
    prawnking wrote:
    Ordered one present so far. I will get a few others this month, mostly giving out cash I hate shopping.

    Yeah, shopping, especially for clothes, is one of my most loathed things. God bless the internet.

    Clothes shopping is the worst. I will do this once maybe twice a year, it usually involves visiting one shop and picking up a a mountain of clothes then leaving (after paying of course).
  • Goban 5 Nov 2008 21:58:43 9,051 posts
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    Christmas will fiiiiiiind yoooou.

    /cackles
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 5 Nov 2008 21:59:53 10,852 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    Isn't it nearly time to start making noises about Secret Santa?
    Indeed! Despite a few people not receiving their respective gifts, last year's effort was a success.

    Is that you volunteering to run it? :o)
  • Deleted user 5 November 2008 22:01:46
    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    MrED209 wrote:
    Isn't it nearly time to start making noises about Secret Santa?
    Indeed! Despite a few people not receiving their respective gifts, last year's effort was a success.

    Is that you volunteering to run it? :o)
    Sorry, no, got waaaay too much on my plate as it is without masterminding that. But I'm in if someone else does.
  • Psychotext 5 Nov 2008 22:03:41 53,849 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    Christmas will fiiiiiiind yoooou.

    /cackles
    All xmas usually means to me is an excuse for customers to avoid paying their bills for an extra month.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 5 Nov 2008 22:04:45 10,852 posts
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    Hehe no worries. Same here really. Things are going a bit mental in the run-up to the end of the calendar year...

    Prof Lessor had a successful shot at it last year so I recommend a student with some nouce to do it. Preferably Oxbridge educated ;oP

    TT, the floor is yours!
  • Angel_Treats 5 Nov 2008 22:07:48 11,072 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:

    Isn't it nearly time to start making noises about Secret Santa?
    Indeed! Despite a few people not receiving their respective gifts, last year's effort was a success.


    Name and shame!
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 5 Nov 2008 22:12:53 10,852 posts
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    Well, last year's thread tells it like it is really. I was lucky enough to get mine in time for Christmas. Always fun explaining to the family where a (thankfully) game-related present came from.

    "People I kind of talk to and have occasionally met from the internet... Not like that!!" ;o)
  • Deleted user 5 November 2008 22:13:51
    Psychotext wrote:
    Oh god...

    SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP

    Yup.
  • ronuds 5 Nov 2008 22:14:00 21,788 posts
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    I let my wife do it. She does a lot online and it's much easier.
  • Razz 5 Nov 2008 22:16:24 60,771 posts
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    I still got a few gifts from last year. I'll repackage those and give them back to the people that gave me them last year. :op

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 5 Nov 2008 22:27:48 10,852 posts
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    If you get me as your Santee, can I please have your End War beret? :o)
  • TheBounce 5 Nov 2008 22:33:34 203 posts
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    Ive bought my mum a TakeThat ticket. Is that lame?
  • ronuds 5 Nov 2008 22:39:10 21,788 posts
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    TheBounce wrote:
    Ive bought my mum a TakeThat ticket. Is that lame?

    What exactly is it?
  • TheBounce 5 Nov 2008 22:42:41 203 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    TheBounce wrote:
    Ive bought my mum a TakeThat ticket. Is that lame?

    What exactly is it?

    Yano the band TakeThat?
  • madscot 25 Nov 2008 12:29:59 13 posts
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    I'm nearly finished crimbo shopping, but if the GF looks under the bed and see's what ive got her there will be hell to pay.
  • Psychotext 25 Nov 2008 12:30:40 53,849 posts
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    NOOOOOOOO

    shutupshutupshutupshutupshutupshutupshutup
  • Ginger 25 Nov 2008 12:31:22 6,827 posts
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    nearly finished. Just the wife and a couple of mates to buy for. Am going to be laughing at everyone in the massive crush on the last few days before Christmas

    London open taekwondo champion

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