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christmasnut
03-18-2017, 10:33 PM
I try and do all my christmas shopping locally to keep our stores tills ringing....Where do you do your christmas shopping?

ornamentmaven
03-19-2017, 05:16 PM
Now that I'm older and have trouble walking, I do a lot of online shopping.

wstaple
03-20-2017, 02:46 PM
We probably do 90% of our Christmas shopping online now.

SilverBells
03-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Mostly online nowadays!!!

ornamentmaven
03-24-2017, 05:10 PM
It is so easy to shop online. I sometimes miss the hustle-bustle of shopping at stores, but don't miss the long lines and crowds. The one thing I do go out to buy is gift cards, but they are easy because you can get them at grocery or drug stores. I usually buy these cards for older gift recipients - like my Mom and Mother-in-law. I give them cards for restaurants, movie theaters, coffee shops. They don't need any more "things" in their homes as they are both in their mid to late 80's. Sometimes, I will end up buying them for my daughters. I know the stores they like, but also know they like to pick-out their own things.

wstaple
03-28-2017, 03:47 PM
It is so easy to shop online. I sometimes miss the hustle-bustle of shopping at stores, but don't miss the long lines and crowds. The one thing I do go out to buy is gift cards, but they are easy because you can get them at grocery or drug stores. I usually buy these cards for older gift recipients - like my Mom and Mother-in-law. I give them cards for restaurants, movie theaters, coffee shops. They don't need any more "things" in their homes as they are both in their mid to late 80's. Sometimes, I will end up buying them for my daughters. I know the stores they like, but also know they like to pick-out their own things.

Well said. I'm like you - I miss shopping in stores at Christmas for the atmosphere, but I don't miss the lines! There's something about being out with the crowds, seeing the decorations, Santa Claus with lines of kids to see him, etc.

chocolatechip1979
06-21-2017, 07:00 PM
I always like to shop the sales after the holidays for a lot of the following years gifts. Saves me so much time and I don't have to fight the crowds. Online is fun too. You just have to watch out that they don't send you damaged products, which has happened to me more then once.

*Snowflake*
06-22-2017, 08:16 PM
Like wstaple said, love the atmosphere around Christmas and that's why I shop almost all presents in stores.

christmasnut
06-22-2017, 10:58 PM
I always like to shop the sales after the holidays for a lot of the following years gifts. Saves me so much time and I don't have to fight the crowds. Online is fun too. You just have to watch out that they don't send you damaged products, which has happened to me more then once.

Smart way to do the christmas shopping CC1979...you must save a fortune doing ur shopping that way...:santa:

snowbell1
09-14-2017, 09:39 AM
I have been getting some good online deals but,i've also started at our flea markets found alot of wonderful things to put away for christmas.:christmastree:

JollyElfDC
09-14-2017, 08:44 PM
I prefer to shop in stores, but I get it done early to avoid the crowds. That way I can go shopping in December to just enjoy the atmosphere.
I know longer send presents out of the country. The only people I still buy for in Canada, is an older couple and my mother. I just go on line and havea huge poinsettia, or other holiday item delivered at the beginning of December.

ornamentmaven
09-15-2017, 08:09 PM
I prefer to shop in stores, but I get it done early to avoid the crowds. That way I can go shopping in December to just enjoy the atmosphere.
I know longer send presents out of the country. The only people I still buy for in Canada, is an older couple and my mother. I just go on line and havea huge poinsettia, or other holiday item delivered at the beginning of December.

Jolly I agree with you. Any in-store shopping I do, I get done before Thanksgiving. Sometimes I will wait and buy stocking stuffers in-store, in December just so I can watch the crowds!

Bishop1954
03-21-2018, 02:40 PM
Some of both, depending on what is desired by others. If I can get it locally (or at the Mall of America), I will. There are some things that need to be ordered online, but I see some of the results in many of our old favorite stores closing down as a result of this trend.
What we don't need, especially at Christmas time, is people out of work...