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Christmas shopping, do you prefer

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Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 4 Dec 2012 22:37

Yesterday I shopped online and got loads of gifts, 20% off and free postage at MandS

Today I shopped in town and came home with a headache.

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 4 Dec 2012 23:13

A lot of shops sell there wares on EBay now....They can also sell on Amazon.....it seems the way to go these days.

Julia

Julia Report 5 Dec 2012 08:52

Morning All
I'm like Kay, I like to see what I am getting, but I do have it organised.

I made all my presents this year, with the exception of two.
I wanted an M & S gift voucher for older sister, so daughter did that on-line for me, and a bottle of Scotch for my Dad.

Yesteday I went to have my 6/8 week normal haircut, which will see me through Christmas. So, I arranged for the OH to meet me later at local T**co, where I got what few remaining items of food I needed, having already got my meats in.
In between the hair and T**co, I managed to nip into my favourite charity shop,Headway,,and drop off a bag of used paperbacks, and selected another bag full for my Christmas reading, and, a glass trifle bowl for my daughter, all for £4.00.
So, to T**co, and watching the dates carefully, I got my sprouts and Chantaney carrotts, which I will prepare today and put in freezer. I bought some cheeses also, with a long date on them, and loads of different types of savoury biscuits, aswell as anything I need in the baking department.
Just short of a few bottles, but as the OH is in T**co everyday, it is like our corner shop, any odds and ends, he will pick up.
So, for me, job done.

Julia in Derbyshire

Paula+

Paula+ Report 5 Dec 2012 10:04

Definitely prefer internet shopping. I have all of mine done wrapped and ready to go. I hate being pushed and crushed in the overheated shops and in the past I have made many a “panic purchase” I love buying presents and deciding what to get for people. Online I have been able to browse many of my usual stores M&S Debenhams, John Lewis, and of course Amazon. I went into the city last week to buy my Christmas cards it was manic and I forgot some of my “special cards”

Food shopping is a task in waiting ;-)

GinN

GinN Report 5 Dec 2012 12:04

I like Amazon for music and books, but usually end up buying presents in the shops. Has to be spontaneous, though, can never find what I want if I go with a purpose.
I'm another one who agonises over what to get, so vouchers are playing a major roll this year.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 12:21

I do a mixture of both, on line for Son and family as they have wish lists at Amazon and it is easier. Cash for older grandsons with some small presents bought in the shops, lots of small presents (like a stocking in a fancy carrier bag) for daughter and son in law because they can afford what they want, and a mixture of on line and shops for OH. Shops for the few friend's presents.