Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
As of today, I have only one more person on my list. Most of my gifts will be food gifts so I got off easy this year, but there are several close friends and family for whom I do shop.
I like to start thinking about potential gifts around September, but in reality, I keep an open mind all year long. If I see something that I know someone would love, I buy it. I don’t always save it for Christmas though.
What’s more pleasant than getting a surprise gift for no reason at all? Those are my favorite! And honestly, I remember gifts for no reason at all better than the ones I get for Christmas.
The other plus for shopping early is that it’s not such a drain on the finances. I can spread it out over a series of months instead of all in one whoosh. We’ve just had a couple of hefty bills land on us all of a sudden, so I’m glad I started early now.
This year for some strange reason I seem fixated on health gifts like fitness watches and comfy pillows. Yes. Pillows. I’m one of those people who has a hard time falling (and staying) asleep. It’s a monumental task for me to fall asleep. For that reason I’m sensitive to others who face the same problem.
Greg’s on his fourth pillow in five years, but I still have my first one from when I bought our last bed. It’s time to replace it. It’s lost some of its oomph–or maybe that’s me. 😀
What kind of gifts are you planning to give this year? Do you give “health” gifts to your loved ones?