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#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

I still have to buy presents for:

DH
BIL
Finish off kids stocking fillers

Food
Drink

How about you?

I'm at the shops most days to get it all done before school finishes next week. I can only do 1-2 hours at a time as I can't stand the crowds and have zero patience.  original.gif

I went to go into Smiggle today and seriously could not get in the door.



#2 Libster

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

I need to buy a gift voucher from JB Hi-Fi for my cousin and then I'm finished  original.gif  I just need to buy vegies for Xmas Day so I obviously need to leave that until the last minute. I'm not working at the moment so have had plenty of time to get it all done.

#3 EssentialBludger

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Good, I've finished the kids and DDs birthday (21 Dec).

DP and I have decided not to get anything for each other this year biggrin.gif (thank god, the man is impossible to buy for)

I've just got to do my family, he will do his when he gets home.

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

I am almost done!

Everyone except my SIL - who wants a couple of those patio lemon & lime trees, so they will be bought as close to christmas as possible.

#5 noonehere

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Metalocolpse season 4 for DP

Plastic gift box of some sort to present rocky road in for under $10 and does 15 kids...

#6 Foogle

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Only one thing left for my sister and I cannot get that until I hit the L'Occitane shop at Sydney airport when we depart for NZ on the 23rd.

I'm so chuffed that I managed to get 3 Cat A tickets yesterday in the FAA Family Pre-sale for the Manchester United match in Sydney in July which was DS's last present that I needed to get.  

They sold out today in under 2 minutes today when they went public and are currently listed on eBay for in excess of $2000.  (Should've bought more yesterday and that would've paid for tickets to Old Trafford itself - Just kidding!  - biggrin.gif )

I'm pretty well done - now need to wrap everything.  I need to buy Christmas paper though.


#7 coolbreeze

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

terrible!
just got over ds birthday on the 10th of December, moving into a rental while managing renovations that are in progress on our house...only half unpacked. DH picking up a new contract suddenly so away from home and me trying to juggle shift work!

My mantra keep it simple and "Raiders of the last Ark" buy up starting Tuesday arvo while the kids have a sleepover at Grandparents. Then off to a nightshift and wrapping while there.
Hmmm....hope it works!
CB

#8 PurpleNess

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

I'm about half way, just got to get over DS's First birthday party this weekend, then roll on Xmas

We only really buy for the kids but this year I'm including my MIL & my mum who's flying from Vic to WA

I have mums, DH's & plenty for DS plus one niece & nephew

Left to do are 2 nieces and MIL.........
Oh & my 17 year old half brother - JB Hi Fi voucher there.

#9 Bob-the-skull

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

i am awaiting 3 parcels, 1 which may never come...

have to pay off a layby for the boys, return a few things and buy replacements for those.

still to buy for family is 2 gift cards, present for nephew, and a bunch of siblings/sibling in laws... oh and some photo frames!

#10 NunSoFeral

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (Foogle @ 12/12/2012, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm so chuffed that I managed to get 3 Cat A tickets yesterday in the FAA Family Pre-sale for the Manchester United match in Sydney in July which was DS's last present that I needed to get.  

They sold out today in under 2 minutes today when they went public and are currently listed on eBay for in excess of $2000.  (Should've bought more yesterday and that would've paid for tickets to Old Trafford itself - Just kidding!  - biggrin.gif )


Just found my FFA email with special number in the junkmail  cry1.gif

I'm consoling myself with it was just the red devils and not someone special like spurs...

Kidding.  I'm chewing my liver out.


#11 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

I've got something for my Dad.

Everyone else is in the 'still to come' list........


Pretty stressed.

#12 TopsyTurvy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I have left to buy:

DH - JB Hifi voucher
SIL - pedicure voucher
MIL - bath towels and matching mat
FIL - ?
Nephew - rebel sports voucher
Grandma - gift hamper

DH and I - stocking stuffers Tounge1.gif

#13 *CalamityJane*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

Terrible!  My Mum and nephew are the only ones I have completely sorted out  oomg2.gif .  I have bits and pieces for DDs, but no major present, nothing for DH, nothing for my brother, SIL, MIL, FIL and BILs (and I have post the ILs presents)!  I still have to add something to my niece's present and buy photo frames for the grandmothers' presents too.  I suck!

#14 Feral timtam

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

I've got DH, my brother and a teen nephew still to buy for, I'm tempted to just grab gift cards.

I also need to pick up the boxes of chocolates I give to the strays that the inlaws invariably invite to Christmas celebrations. If FIL finds out you don't have family to spend Christmas with you're very promptly invited to join our celebrations. He's fundamentally opposed to people spending Christmas alone.

#15 Ferelsmegz

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I have kids joint presents to finish off.
DP
PIL
Stocking fillers
3x nieces
2x nephews


#16 livvie7586

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

we still have 2 laybys to pick up (the kids big pressies, hard to hide.  they have $1 left on them though) and i have to get something for DH (i know what to get, just waiting for next week to get it)

And of course,i have food to buy

#17 strawberrycakes

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Although I feel like I am rather organised this year because it's all on paper I really have only got presents for DD, myself, 1 x niece & half of the parents.

I still have one niece & nephew to buy for, finish off mine & DH's parents gifts, get my Nan something & DH as yet has nothing.

We don't buy for our siblings which makes things easier but I feel like I am running out of time & funds!

I also still have food to buy & all the ingredients I need for the nibbles & desert that I am on for making for the family Christmas lunch.

Edited by strawberrycakes, 12 December 2012 - 05:33 PM.


#18 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

It's not.  I have never been this disorganised.  I am in total denial that it's happening. I think the kids are getting worried. It doesn't even feel like christmas. Kids finish school on Friday and there is zero chance of it happening next week I have a bone scan and a bunch of xrays due which take up full days in the hospital.  Yeah it's not looking good.
Most likely I will be one of the crazy people going to a midnight shopping opening when the kids are in bed.

#19 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Two gift vouchers and my DH left.
I have also finished shopping for my DDs birthday.

#20 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

the only thing i have left to buy is food for xmas day!

all presents have been bought and they are ALL wrapped and under the tree original.gif

yay for being organised this year! tthumbs.gif


#21 MsDemeanor

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Have hardly done anything, kids are with their dad until 2pm pity the shops aren't open Christmas morning.

#22 morgansacre

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

The last present to get was for me Tounge1.gif I bought that today, a leather satchel handbag.

So now I am all finished.

Lynn

#23 Zahhy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Just got my brother and sister left.

Then something for me from "santa" if the budget allows.

Then just the baking for hampers for brother and sister and their partners.



DP still has to do his entire family laughing2.gif

#24 Therese

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

I have so much left to do. I am soooo slack.

#25 MGB

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

I still have my parents and DH to buy gifts for.

Then food shopping as we are having Christmas lunch here with our families.




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