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Christmas shoppings: Why is it so stressful?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Floris, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Yer I got a couple of bits for Christmas Eve and Abbs Bday... just trickling the shopping slowly but surely...
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I found a Dutch shop that has a few fun things that I think I can get for family. Now to find the cheaper alternatives haha
     
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  3. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Just done some more...
    2 friends started
    1 friend finished
    Abbs b'day finished
    Abbs stocking started
    Abbs Xmas started

    Still got,
    9 friends to finish
    my fam to sort
    Abbs to finish
    Abbs Dad to finish
     
  4. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Just done some more...
    2 friends started DONE
    1 friend finished DONE
    Abbs b'day finished DONE
    Abbs stocking started DONE
    Abbs Xmas started DONE

    Still got,
    9 friends to finish 3 LEFT
    my fam to sort DONE
    Abbs to finish DONE
    Abbs Dad to finish JUST GOT TO GET A PS5 GAME ONCE RELEASED!!
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Can I just give you like $100 and ship me things for my friends and family? lol, i dont have time or money or motivation for this.
     
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    sarfrazali2027 OMG Member

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    Because the “other people” build it stressful. Say what you would like. offer 3 selections. a minimum of one ought to be cheap, one moderate, and one on the high aspect, therefore the shopper will be comfortable with what his finances permit. If you don’t state a preference don’t complain you didn’t get something you needed. If you evoke terribly expensive things, ditto. nobody will browse your mind and that we produce other folks to buy for. And don’t pout over your presents. You’re associate adult. If you would like one thing that unhealthy and didn’t latch on, pass yourself
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I've started the season by sending something nice to @Nix and my mom, sister, and niece. A little something to say: "hey, I was thinking of you", and to start the season of.

    That said, I dunno if I will do anything more, financially it looks like I don't really have any spending money left for gifts. And we're all having a stressful year behind us, just getting together with a bit of food and a drink might just be enough for this year.

    Got my mom some christmas decorations though so where she lives looks a bit nicer, less lonely dark winter feelings.
     
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  8. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Yey, surprises ta @Floris :)

    I'm done with shopping. Just waiting for a few more things to arrive. I'll start wrapping in December! Got a few bits to post present wise to @Floris and @Joan and cards a plenty to get posted too...
     
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    Joan Don't Blink Donator

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    Shopping done, presents wrapped and posted, only written the cards that went with the posted gifts, I'll do the rest another time.
     
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    JasonZ OMG Member

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    Yes I agree with members that Christmas shopping and wrapping them is always stressful and this year we are facing challenge to find gift items as we totally depends on international supply which is disturbed through COVID means we have few option to choose and not getting better idea.
     
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    The upside of the lockdowns is that everybody's okay with us just ordering fun things online. Makes it less stressful. There's also less stress for me in regards to figuring out big family dinners while keeping an eye on everybody their busy schedule.
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I've decided: I am broke, accept it..

    So I spend 100 euro on amazon on things I can share with family.

    Hopefully it buys me a little bit of happiness.
     
  13. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Just in the process of signing up to save for this Christmas again. It really helps me saving a bit each month as the panic for shopping is less when you know you have some aside already!
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I think I will just buy 1 gift a month from amazon from a list - picking the cheapest stuff. Maybe I end up with 12 things for the fam by the end of the year. #optimistic
     
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