Jump to content

How is your Xmas shopping going?
What do you have left to buy?


  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#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.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The popular baby name from the Rio Olympics

"With a pair of athletes who are not only successful, but seen as great role models – combined with a softer sound – it is like hitting the jackpot."

Toy stuck in baby's throat for two weeks

When Jude Atiga's baby son Laith was struggling to breathe the worried mum called an ambulance.

Mum awarded $20 million over birth power struggle with nurses

As a mother of three, Caroline Malatesta thought she knew what she was letting herself in for when it came to the birth of her fourth baby.

Win a Baby Jogger City Premier for Father's Day

To celebrate Father's Day, one lucky EB fan will win one of their own! Enter Now!

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

Why fatherhood scares many dads-to-be

Travis Bull vividly remembers discovering his partner was pregnant for the first time.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Warning for pregnant women as flu-related deaths triple

A more than three-fold increase in flu-related deaths has sparked a plea for those with the flu to stay away from vulnerable people.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Too many parents still putting babies in unsafe bedding: study

A study found that a whopping 91 per cent of four-week-old babies had been placed in cots with unsafe bedding.

Mum's shock as toddler fat-shamed by internet trolls

When a mother uploaded a cute photograph of her 14-month old child online, she did not expect a swarm of internet trolls to write that her toddler was fat.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

The most awww-worthy celeb baby pics of the week

It's been a pretty cute week on Instagram in terms of celebs relishing their babies.

When 'Just Do It' just doesn't cut it

When even Michelle Bridges admits to struggling with her exercise regime, it's time to accept that having small children can be a legitimate reason for exercise not happening.

What life is really like when you have five kids

Life is cute with one, manageable with three, but at times completely impossible with five.

When no one can pronounce your baby's name

In Wales it's a common name, but over here, it's cause for some confusion.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Single to double pram that folds with seat attached

A pram is a large purchase, and you only want to buy once.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

Blake Lively: 'Post-pregnancy slim down pressure is so unfair'

Blake Lively has urged women not to feel pressured to lose weight after pregnancy.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

ENTER NOW

Win one of two Father's Day Gift Packs

Sign up to receive our new Essential Kids announcements emails for a chance to win.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.