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Greta asked in Society & CultureHolidaysChristmas · 1 decade ago

When do you start doing your Christmas shopping?

I usually start after Thanksgiving...I do my first round of Christmas shopping on Black Friday so I can get some good bargains. lol.

How about you?

60 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Early October is the new early November for me ha ha :)

    No, I'm a liar. I'm one of those idiots that do those last-minute shopping the DAY before Christmas. Sometimes on Christmas morning, if the stores are opened...

  • Laredo
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    1 decade ago

    I usually start my Christmas shopping at the end of October. I have been known to buy presents in July, I have spotted something that I know would be ideal for someone and bought it. The problem is I have also been known to put it away for safe keeping till Christmas and then forgotten about it.

    Earlier this year I was cleaning out some cupboards and came across a book that I had bought for my husband for Christmas and simply forgot about it. Still it was a nice surprise to have a present at Easter instead of Christmas, thank goodness I had not wrapped it in Christmas wrapping paper.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've never started before Black Friday. Some years I start as late as around Dec. 10.

    I do as much as possible online or at Wal-Mart or Target.

    This year our family is on a tighter budget and a cash basis. The online orders will be on credit cards, so I plan to start my online shopping earlier in November so that I can have it paid by Christmas. In past years, I was still paying for Christmas in January.

  • 1 decade ago

    I usually start thinking of ideas in the summer and then start buying in September/October. If you know what you're looking for, you can always be on the lookout for a good deal and not end up paying a high price just because it's advertised as "on sale." I do a lot of comparison shopping via the internet and regular stores so I can feel confident about getting a good deal.

    ...but in the end, I always end up running around for something at the last minute anyway. ;-)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Early December!

  • 1 decade ago

    I prefer to do it after Thanksgiving so if something happens I must return the gifts, I'm not stuck with not being able to return them since that places usually only allow you 30 days to make a return ( though some places can be less than that). And I find it easier to shop in stores because if you have to return something, you have a hard time to impossible time trying to do it online.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hi there, I would normally recommend shopping when all the advertisements for christmas deals are on tv and radio also if you have kids or younger family i would leave it until mid-november as kids minds are always changing!, Basically to sum up, go around early november to mid november when all the deals are starting but the crowds are not too bad!!!

  • Greta, oh no! You just made me stress. I need to get moving. I usually start about this time-ugh, that's where my money goes every year.

    I attempt the shopping after Thanksgiving every year in Green Bay and end up looking like a mad woman after a few hours of that. Darn those deals, and the horrible lines to get them.

  • 1 decade ago

    I normally shop during the year if I find nice things or sales. So I normally start after Christmas is over looking for presents for next Christmas.

  • 1 decade ago

    The day after Christmas the previous year. I also shop on Thanksgiving day and the day after.

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