Early Christmas Shopping

Christmas is only a little over a month away and I’m sure that some of you have already decided on what to cook for your family’s Christmas dinner and have even started shopping for presents. Last week, when we were at the supermarket, we decided to buy some of the food items that we will need for our Noche Buena. Lines at the supermarket can get really long especially during the last few days before Christmas, like last year when we were frustrated not only because we had to wait really long just to be able to pay for our purchases but we also weren’t able to buy everything we need because some were already out of stock.

We still haven’t started shopping for gifts, though, since we’re waiting until we have enough funds so that we only have to shop once. Going to the mall multiple times can be very expensive, not to mention time consuming. Whenever we have the chance, we try to look into the various gift items that are available at the local mall so that we have an idea of how much budget to set aside. It’s actually fun to browse through a few stores, even stress-relieving at some point. I was actually asking my husband and kids what they want and I think they all want the same thing – a new mobile phone. It’s actually a practical choice for them since they really need it. I saw a stylish mens briefcase that my husband would love but he does not have a need for that now so that means I may have to look for affordable mobile phones that hubby and the kids would love.

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Saving Up For Christmas

This is my entry to the Week 21 of the Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways. This week’s prize is $10 Paypal credits from Shydub of Impulsive Shopper.

Thanks to the daily Christmas countdown that we see on TV, my children are encouraged to save their extra money so that they can buy something special on Christmas day. They would constantly talk about what they would buy if they are able to save enough money. If I hear them talking about something that is really expensive, I remind them to be more realistic so that they won’t be disappointed if they don’t end up buying them. But sometimes they would tell me that since it’s Christmas, anything is possible. Well, I can’t argue with them on that.

It is also heartening to know that they are thinking of what they could give to their lolo and lola (their grandparents) for Christmas. They plan to give something special, something that their grandparents would surely love. Hmmmm….I wonder what it could be….

 

With Christmas just 55 days away, I’m sure you that most of you already have plans of what you would do during the Holidays. And like us, you may already be thinking of how you would go about with your Christmas shopping. For now, let me be among the first ones to wish you, “A Very Merry Christmas!”

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