Are you the person already done? Do you live for Black Friday? Do you wait for Cyber Monday? Do you buy everything online? What is your shopping style?
Before I had kids I started very early and was "finished" before November but that just meant I kept buying more because I still had time. I don't usually do Black Friday but I do check out online deals including Cyber Monday. A lot of my shopping depends on where I have gift cards for — I'm paid with gift cards sometimes so I usually have a good selection for Christmas shopping. Shopping online is easiest for me, espeically with 3 kids that are usually with me!
I wouldn't be caught dead on Black Friday & I don't start shopping til after Thanksgiving. I love Christmas, but I hate the commercialism & try to put it off as long as possible.
I definitely do a combo of online and Black Friday. My teens are easy to buy for online so far!
All of the above. However, I really try not to go overboard on the kids or anyone else. I try to aim for quality not quantity and keep it simple.
I haven't started at all and I don't Black Friday shop. If I bought kids things now there is a really good chance come Christmas they wouldn't even like it. I do most of my Christmas shopping online. The stores are just so crazy at that time it makes it much easier.
Before I had my son..I loved Black Friday. It used to be a tradition with my Mom and I. Over the years, it has changed though. I would rather sleep in..lol.
The black Friday is insane to me and truthfully I find great gifts for my kids on Amazon. As kids get older it is easier because they usually want electronics and clothing. I don't shop that much ahead as I would probably give it to them. Unless there is a super deal for something I wait until at least November.
I also try to keep it simple. I don't shop months ahead of time. I don't really even think about it until November, though I'm always putting my kids off with, "That sounds like a good thing to put on your Christmas list!" when they ask for something.
I love online & I love gift cards! I hate mauls.(pun intended)
Ugh! I'm the last minute shopper. My kiddos change their minds on things...I have never gone shopping on Black Friday--I'm not planning to anytime soon either.
I am also finding as my son gets older..he changes his mind more frequently.
I've had it happen where I buy something early because they swear it's what they want and then as the time comes closer, they've forgotten totally about it.
I agree, when my kids mention things in passing that they would like I try and purchase it soon after. By the time Christmas comes around sometimes they have forgotten they even asked for it! Makes it fun to watch them open things.